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More Lilies

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 1 August 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The lilies just keep on blooming; it's wave after wave. (Note: whenever you see 157mm with the D300, that means that my Nikon 105mm lens was used; what Am3 lists is the 35mm equivalent. If the 105mm lens is on the D700, it will say 105mm because the D700 is a so-called full frame camera.)
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"Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared."

- Henri Nouwen

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/3.5 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Well I'm cornfused, all them millimeters and stuff. best...jerry

1 Aug 2009 5:18am

@ordinaryimages: Well Jerry, at least it's a prime lens.

PATRICK from miramas, France

another very nice capture an excellent compo and b&w

1 Aug 2009 5:20am

@PATRICK: Thanks, Patrick.

kerfendal from Paris, France

perfectly done, som much greys, like a painting in B&W

1 Aug 2009 6:30am

@kerfendal: Merci, Max.

Dulcie from Danville, United States

I'm in an odd mood tonight.....I am seeing two babes really dressed up to the nines. They've put on all their fancey doodads....now what!

1 Aug 2009 7:04am

@Dulcie: Good question!

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This looks like a poem! Lovely....

1 Aug 2009 9:10am

@Sarah: Thank you, Sarah.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Those black and white are splendid !

1 Aug 2009 10:03am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci, Marie.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

They are very beautiful!

1 Aug 2009 10:07am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Beautiful. I like the sharp silk white of the lilies. Great tones.

1 Aug 2009 11:04am

@khadi: Thank you.

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

great b/w !very lovely

1 Aug 2009 11:16am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great mono Jack, and these flowers are perfectly enhanced by the intense and highly contratsed B&W. Great work indeed.

1 Aug 2009 11:26am

@zOOm: Merci, Flo.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Jack, such class, love these, bravo for the b&w ;)

1 Aug 2009 11:29am

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine.

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

great shot man,i like the details,focus is perfect
bravo man ;)

1 Aug 2009 12:40pm

@"...م.ر.گ...": Thank you.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Lovely processing! They just jump right out at me!

1 Aug 2009 1:41pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful composition, and b&w really works well here! Nice job!!

1 Aug 2009 1:50pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Barbara from Florida, United States

The B&W contrast beautifully defines the character of these Lillies. I particularly like the lilly on the left with the beaded branch. Very nice.

1 Aug 2009 1:57pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. The beaded branch actually is from another plant.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like your Nouwen quote, and your lilies.

1 Aug 2009 2:15pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine close up and every effective in black and white. The prime lens does a beautiful job of capturing things with excellent detail. This is a beautiful shot.

1 Aug 2009 2:38pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. The Nikon 105mm is an extraordinary lens.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautifully done, Jack !

1 Aug 2009 3:29pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Very artistic picture !

1 Aug 2009 4:01pm

@Irene: Merci.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice B & W. Well done.

1 Aug 2009 4:08pm

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning image.

1 Aug 2009 4:39pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Je préfère généralement les fleurs en couleur mais là tu as réussi quelque chose de très beau Jack !

1 Aug 2009 5:41pm

@Marie LC: Merci, Marie. I, too, generally prefer my flowers in color (and this shot is quite lovely in color). However, every now and then I get the urge to explore monochrome.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

you know what ? I love the lilies, and I love the BW ! so, I'm happy with your photo well contrasted with fine details !

1 Aug 2009 7:52pm

@Anna.C: Merci, Anna.

Ninni from Sweden

Wonderful in BW!

1 Aug 2009 8:37pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Elegant in B&W. no Lillies at our house, will have to settle to look at yours....

1 Aug 2009 9:46pm

@Denise: We are now getting a whole new wave of lilies.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

b&w or colors ,your flowers shots are always wonderful !!,jack !
friendships !

1 Aug 2009 10:12pm

@marc battault: Merci, dear friend.

cindy brown from United States

Love the B&W!!

1 Aug 2009 11:26pm

@cindy brown: Thanks.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful. Nice contrast

1 Aug 2009 11:41pm

@Magda: Thanks for your comments on my recent flowers.

Barbara from Florida, United States

A prayer alert for Tammy has been posted on Viewfinder's blog, I am posting the same.

2 Aug 2009 3:46am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

So beautiful!

2 Aug 2009 8:54am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition and it looks great in B&W too.. well done...

2 Aug 2009 11:24am

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice, I love the contrast!

2 Aug 2009 2:44pm

@Mags: Merci.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

3 Aug 2009 5:04am

Remus from Portugal

Wonderful composition and very elegant.

8 Aug 2009 6:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Thank you. Elegance seems to call for B&W.

8 Aug 2009 6:42pm