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Lily Abstract

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 August 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This just may be my favorite flower photograph that I have ever created.

OFF TO THE COAST - A group from our photo guild is going to the southern Coast of Oregon for four days. Be back Thursday night.

SILLY TUESDAY is tomorrow.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/9.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It's a real beauty ... great lighting!

10 Aug 2009 5:10am

@Monique: Thank you.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

wow what a stunner love it

10 Aug 2009 5:48am

@jamesy: Thanks, Jamesy. When it downloaded to my computer, it blew me away. It needed very little processing.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such beautiful light, color, composition and detail! Lovely:)

10 Aug 2009 5:50am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Exquisite shot as usual.

10 Aug 2009 5:52am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Vivid colors and lively play of light. This image jumps off the screen!

10 Aug 2009 6:44am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

It's a beautiful shot Jack, this flower is a beauty ! Kisses

10 Aug 2009 7:01am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I can see why this is you favorite... - I love it!!!
This is a fantastic image
Great colours, lighting and detail

10 Aug 2009 7:21am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

WOW thats a stunning image ... I agree with Anina's comment *****++

10 Aug 2009 7:45am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice macro shot and love the dark background that really brings out the image... well done..

10 Aug 2009 8:14am

zOOm from Paris, France

This flower is like a sculpture Jack. This is simply of UTTER beauty.

10 Aug 2009 8:32am

mo.langel from ., Switzerland

Splendide composition! Très belle lumière!

10 Aug 2009 8:36am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco beautiful with this black background!

10 Aug 2009 9:07am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice macro of an uncoman form of flower. I like the light, is great.

10 Aug 2009 9:31am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That has to be the most fantastic depiction of a Lily I've even seen, bravo Jack, 5 stars

10 Aug 2009 11:23am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Just a gorgeous shot

10 Aug 2009 12:10pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

stunning macro, beautiful colours & perfect lighting without burning the whites of the lily

10 Aug 2009 12:29pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Beautifully lit shot!

10 Aug 2009 12:40pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love it!! Beautiful!

10 Aug 2009 12:50pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

'Lily Abstract'... really an excellent photo, very impressive this gorgeous presentation of this lovely flower!

10 Aug 2009 1:10pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

I can see why! Great composition and detail.

10 Aug 2009 2:24pm

don from Spokane, United States

The dual nature of the shot is very appealing. I like the crisp detail of the stamen(?) and the natural looking color. Very well done.

10 Aug 2009 2:27pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh! This would make such a stunning painting! This is just gorgeous! Lilies are so regal and elegant, and these are top-notch! The dark background is lovely here, too :)

10 Aug 2009 2:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Glorious ! That is what I like the best - dark or even black background for light colored flowers !!!

10 Aug 2009 2:54pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Gorgeous. Have a great time, Jack. Am sure you will come back with lot of fantastic shots.

10 Aug 2009 3:10pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The light is just gorgeous, and so is the composition! Very well done, Jack!

10 Aug 2009 3:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fantastic shot. I like the dark background that makes the flower pop.

10 Aug 2009 4:19pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful... composition... I love the colors and the sharpness

10 Aug 2009 4:39pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very good flower image !

10 Aug 2009 6:23pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

perfect shot ,jack !!!!!
five stars and more !!!
friendships !

10 Aug 2009 6:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

It is almost magical.

10 Aug 2009 7:20pm

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

What a gorgeous light! Beautiful!

10 Aug 2009 7:53pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

I really like flower photos - but this one has that something extra. It's just fantastic - 5 stars from me!

10 Aug 2009 8:08pm

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Fantastic details !

10 Aug 2009 8:19pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A 5 star image for sure ... I love it!

10 Aug 2009 8:20pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful clarity and color. I like this very much.

10 Aug 2009 9:15pm

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Thats spectacular, what an impressive flower, and photographed very well.

10 Aug 2009 9:27pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wow this flower looks like a real work of art and the splendid light shows it well to advantage. Gret work, Jack !!

10 Aug 2009 9:56pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente la claridad y nitidez!

10 Aug 2009 10:50pm

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

i can sure understand why it might be your's just bout a little "tutorial" on what you did here???? 5 big stars from me today!!

10 Aug 2009 11:48pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Just awesome clarity on this with wonderful color and light! Great work on this Jack!!

11 Aug 2009 1:25am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Understandably a favorite. It's remarkable. There is something about it I can't quite describe but my first impression I've seen it before, like a popular image framed you might see out there.
I like that the background is completely blacked out and processing brings out the shadows and folds. I like the ripples of the petals.
Deserving of 5 Stars!
Enjoy your getaway (I am slightly envious, Oregon coast!)

11 Aug 2009 2:53am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Standing ovation, Jack!!

11 Aug 2009 3:26am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Wow, I think this might be my favorite, too, Jack. You've had some wonderful images while I've been away!

11 Aug 2009 5:49am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Beautiful! It's as if they are dancing. Amazing photo.

11 Aug 2009 12:12pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!

11 Aug 2009 1:25pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

This is absolutely outstanding! The light is superb not to mention the colour and clarity. Bravo! Nice work

11 Aug 2009 4:12pm

kevin from seattle, United States

natural light i presume?

9 Mar 2016 11:52pm

@kevin: Boy, Kevin. That was a long time ago. I went back and took a look at the Metadata; the flash did not fire. So, yes; natural light.