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Ring Ray

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 4 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I used my Ring Ray flash for this photograph. It provides a soft, even light. Without the flash, there were all sorts of shadows on the petals. This, as was the case yesterday, is another backyard shot.

LE TOUR - The Tour de France begins today. It is the one month of the year more than any other that I am envious of the people who live in France. For many years, my passion was road cycling; I was as obsessed with cycling as I am now with photography. Things get interesting in Spain on Friday.

FREEDOM is a precious gift that can never be taken for granted. But freedom without justice is meaningless. As Martin Luther King, Jr., so rightly said, "No one is free unless everyone is free." My prayer is that our country will live out more fully the principles and convictions that we profess.

"Charity is commendable; everyone should be charitable. But justice aims to create a social order in which, if individuals choose not to be charitable, people still don’t go hungry, unschooled, or sick without care."

- Bill Moyers,
television journalist and social commentator

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image. Nice work.

4 Jul 2009 5:28am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Marvelously successful with Ring Ray flash. This just pulses with vibrant light and color. Excellent I think.

4 Jul 2009 6:37am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie; I've had it around for months, but never used it until after my workshop a week ago.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Superb rendition, what a lovely, lovelyphoto

4 Jul 2009 7:45am

@Lorraine: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

nice colors

4 Jul 2009 8:48am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Lovely. The lighting is perfect for this image and it gives the colours a luminous quality to them.

4 Jul 2009 9:01am

@khadi: Thank you.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very colorful, nice flower, nice photo!!

4 Jul 2009 10:01am

@Yvonne Simons: Thanks.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The colors are just spectacular! Excellent, Jack! The flash works beautifully!

4 Jul 2009 11:25am

@Betty: Thank you; I was pleasantly pleased.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Excellent shot...the colours are divine!

4 Jul 2009 12:46pm

@MrsAmber: Thank you.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


4 Jul 2009 12:57pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Gorgeous shot. The flash was perfect.

4 Jul 2009 1:03pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb; I was quite pleased.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow, Wow, and Wow! I love the colors! The ring ray did a wonderful job of evening out the lighting! It has a great sunny feeling, without harsh shadows!

4 Jul 2009 1:03pm

@Tracy: Thanks. All you do is stick it on the front of a Nikon SB-800, that is attached to your camera, and fire away.

Don from spokane, United States

That special flash did a marvelous job of giving you the fine lighting for this.
The flower is a gorgeous. Wonderful detail and colors. Superb image.

4 Jul 2009 1:23pm

@Don: Thank you, Don.

masoud from tehran, Iran

the wonderful capture , very nice colors

4 Jul 2009 2:25pm

@masoud: Thank you, Masoud.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful flower . Great picture !

4 Jul 2009 2:32pm

@MARIANA: Thank you beautiful lady.

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

very nice colors, like it, good shot!!
hope you visit my photoblog
greets from Mexico!!!

4 Jul 2009 2:55pm

@Abraham Siloé: Gracias, Abraham. I have taken a look at your site. You have done some very creative work. Bravo.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I have so much to learn! :)
Love the lily. Is it a stargazer?

4 Jul 2009 3:05pm

@Lesley: I don't know; we have 3 or 4 varieties of lilies; this is my favorite.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

beautiful flower and well captured...

4 Jul 2009 3:31pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fantastic flower, love the colours!

4 Jul 2009 4:46pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks Elena.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

eye-popping colors

4 Jul 2009 5:46pm

@Daniel: Thanks, Dan.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Je suis en vacances mais pour celle-ci je mets un commentaire quand même car elle est magnifique ! 5*

4 Jul 2009 5:47pm

@Marie LC: Thank you, dear Marie. I hope that you have a terrific holiday.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Never heard of a ring ray flash, but whatever it is, it does a beautiful job!!! Hope you and yours are having a wonderful 4th !!

4 Jul 2009 6:49pm

@Susan: Thanks; it is so easy to use.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Spectacular flower, spectacular shot ! You perhaps was a good biker but you certainly are now a great photographer !

4 Jul 2009 7:08pm

@Irene: Thank you; for my age, I actually was a better biker.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is gorgeous, Jack ... your ring ray certainly did a wonderful job!

4 Jul 2009 7:55pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

k@ from Paris, France

This is what we can call a well-adjusted gal ! :))

4 Jul 2009 8:00pm

@k@: A "well-adjusted gal"; isn't that an oxymoron???

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a nice macro

4 Jul 2009 8:18pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

Wonderful shot as usual , you become a real specialist in such shots for the pleasure of your visitors

4 Jul 2009 8:30pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

This is such a beautiful Lily! Star Gazer? Mine haven't bloomed yet.
Fantastic quote!!!!

4 Jul 2009 9:20pm

@Anita: Thanks, Anita. I don't know what we would do without Bill Moyers.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love this...a pink starburst and perfect for the 4th of July :)

5 Jul 2009 2:34am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

5 Jul 2009 12:51pm

Tammy-Cricket from United States

Fantastic image!

5 Jul 2009 7:04pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful shot..great came out a true beauty ..will have to look into this ring ray light you are using....very lovely flower

6 Jul 2009 2:05am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Gorgeous shot and beautiful lighting!!

6 Jul 2009 7:00am