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Lily Close-up

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 6 August 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Almost every day, I see more why people are so enamored with the Nikon 105mm, f/2.8 lens.

Dulcie deserves credit. My Tuesday "Sprinklers" shot was inspired by Dulcie's post on July 27.

There are only two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

- Edith Wharton,
American novelist (1862-1937)

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Superb macro!
Love the detail and colours!

6 Aug 2009 5:30am

@Anina: Thank you.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!

6 Aug 2009 5:32am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

I concur...5-stars. It is perfection! What kind of lens did you use to capture such sharp detail? Magnificent!

6 Aug 2009 6:08am

@Dulcie: Nikon 105mm f/2.8; one of the best lenses made.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Very very nice. And the 105mm is very very nice to use :)

6 Aug 2009 6:34am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great close-up Jack. Eye-catching details. Perfect focus.

6 Aug 2009 8:08am

@zOOm: Merci, Flo.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Superb ! We are like inside the lily- with so beautiful colors -under a tent !

6 Aug 2009 9:17am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Beautiful vibrant colors and clarity. Outstanding macro.

6 Aug 2009 9:23am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice macro. Great details and amaising colors.

6 Aug 2009 9:50am

@Vitor Martins: Gracias, Vitor.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

terrific capture...

6 Aug 2009 11:31am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States


6 Aug 2009 12:00pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Wow, what a glorious macro!!

6 Aug 2009 12:36pm

@Claudia: Thanks, Claudia.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful texture and wonderful saturated colors! Just lovely!

6 Aug 2009 1:37pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

WOW EXCELLENT macro 10/10 + 5stars

6 Aug 2009 2:00pm

@LESLIE: Thank you, Leslie.

David from Gijón, Spain

Very nice macro :-)

6 Aug 2009 2:49pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful framing of this lovely lily !

6 Aug 2009 2:55pm

@MARIANA: Thank you, Mariana.

cindy brown from United States

Just beautiful!

6 Aug 2009 3:13pm

@cindy brown: Thanks.

don from Spokane, United States

A superb close up for its minute detail and beautiful saturated colors. A spectacular post!

6 Aug 2009 3:23pm

@don: Many thanks, Don.

António Pires from Lisbon tava, Portugal

A close-up really close. Superb.

6 Aug 2009 3:50pm

@António Pires: Thank you.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Is it the lens, the camera, or the photographer that makes this a great shot?

6 Aug 2009 4:18pm

@Viewfinder: It's the gorgeous lily that gets the most credit.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nicely shot, Jack.

6 Aug 2009 4:55pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Jack, this is such a beautiful is lovely

6 Aug 2009 5:45pm

@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine.

Ajay from Pune, India

The credit, indeed, goes to your composition too, Jack.

6 Aug 2009 6:01pm

@Ajay: Thanks, friend.

Ninni from Sweden

"Star-Gazer" ? Wonderful photo of the lily. I love them!

6 Aug 2009 7:16pm

@Ninni: Thanks, Ninni. We have had a tremendous variety of lilies this year, and they are still blooming.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

five stars for this marvel of precision, colors and light!
perfect shot for me, jack!

6 Aug 2009 7:25pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such incredible macro and frame. I just love this detail.

6 Aug 2009 8:09pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. The main thing that I need to internalize when it comes to macro shots is that I can no longer take them handheld; almost every handheld shot ends up in the trash. Could being almost 74 have something to do with that??

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The lens may be wonderful, but not without the eye of the photographer!
A super shot, Jack!

6 Aug 2009 8:40pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot Jack...exquisite detail !! 5 stars !!!

6 Aug 2009 11:14pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

That is fantastic Jack! Awesome color and the focus is great on this one! I like how the center and petals are in focus in an area and then it fades away towards the top to bring my eyes back to the center area. Great Work on this!

7 Aug 2009 1:36am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, great Macro. Interesting colors and textures.

7 Aug 2009 2:26am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Really beautiful ... lovely details and colors and I like the composition!

7 Aug 2009 3:40am

@Monique: Thank you.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is super. What gorgeous colour.

7 Aug 2009 3:54am

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a stunning macro. The colors are incredible.

7 Aug 2009 3:53pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing macro! The detail and colour are superb

8 Aug 2009 5:10am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I wish that had been the macro I bought... my 60mm Nikon micro is good but limiting.

11 Aug 2009 3:31am

Marie from France

un enchantement, c'est magnifique !

1 Nov 2009 7:16pm

@Marie: Merci.