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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 October 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

NIKON D700 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

There is so light that I feel it itself becomes image and color! Superb!

7 Oct 2009 5:58am

@Mathilde Collot: It seems to me that 80% of photography is learning to see the light and work with the light. Personally I think that it all begins with loving the light.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Oh wow...yes, superb color and shapes and light ...AGAIN !!!

7 Oct 2009 6:10am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

rem_la from Villiers, France

une tres belle lumiere !

7 Oct 2009 6:26am

@rem_la: Merci. It was indeed beautiful.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Totally amazing!!!!

7 Oct 2009 6:54am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

Mhélène from Paris, France

What a light !! Splendid!

7 Oct 2009 7:41am

@Mhélène: Merci.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beauty... superb light and colour.

7 Oct 2009 7:42am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Great use of the light here :) Nicely done.

7 Oct 2009 9:36am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

Piia from Helsinki, Finland

Amazing. Well done.

7 Oct 2009 9:46am

@Piia: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bien joué avec la lumière qui passe à travers ces pétales

7 Oct 2009 9:54am

@Sof: Merci.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

So lovely...the colours you get in your shots are stunning.

7 Oct 2009 10:20am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate. I have been pleased with the colors of both the D300 and the D700, but especially the D700.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Excellent capture of these beautiful flowers!

7 Oct 2009 10:29am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

Light and colors ! Splendid.

7 Oct 2009 10:36am

@zOOm: Merci.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful cosmos and vibrant colors.

7 Oct 2009 11:09am

@akarui: Thank you.

MJ from Delaware, United States

very beautiful.... great light... and great colors

7 Oct 2009 11:29am

@MJ: Thank you.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a great colors!

7 Oct 2009 12:40pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

ghetu from Mainly Mumbai, India

there is so much to learn from your photographs.

7 Oct 2009 12:52pm

@ghetu: Thank you.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Excellent backlighting! Amazing color! Five stars!

7 Oct 2009 1:04pm

@Betty: Thank you.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

when my friend´s father started getting demenzia, he went to the garden and painted the flowers, cause they seemed to be not so colourful to him as they should be- somehow this picture makes me remember this story, the colours are so fascinating!

7 Oct 2009 1:29pm

@daniela scharnowski: That is a lovely story. Maybe that explains why my unconscious is drawing me to flowers as my primary subject matter. My Am3 does not reflect that at least 80% of my photographs are of flowers. I would be happy photographing nothing but flowers.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful light and color!

7 Oct 2009 1:38pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

WOW, what lighting

7 Oct 2009 2:00pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

mmolinah from Girona, Spain

Very well lightened and good bakground

7 Oct 2009 2:11pm

@mmolinah: Gracias.

D . A from Tehran, Iran

this is an awesome image !
5 star ! *****
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7 Oct 2009 2:40pm

@D . A: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

Backlighting is so effective in enhancing a shot. This is a fine example of how backlighting makes things glow with a different color effect. Fine image.

7 Oct 2009 3:01pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

More beauty!

7 Oct 2009 3:08pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Really stunning backlight :)) BEautiful shot !

7 Oct 2009 4:04pm

@MARIANA: Merci.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

All I can say - Glorious!!! *****

7 Oct 2009 4:13pm

@Magda: Thank you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very good light ,jack !
friendships !

7 Oct 2009 4:15pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture and composition from the underside! I love how the light shines through, highlighting the shadows of the overlapping petals and the lines in the petals.

7 Oct 2009 4:16pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Another beautiful backlit image, Jack.

PS: (Constitutionally, I am a Luddite.) ? ? ?

7 Oct 2009 5:00pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy. The Luddite bit has to do with the fact that I have difficulty with almost everything technological. I take in life almost totally through intuition. Two years since buying a D300, I don't use most of the bells and whistles. And the major reason that most of my photographs don't get a lot of processing is that I am so inept in the digital darkroom.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wonderful! I love how the backlighting enhances all the detail and lines of the petals.

7 Oct 2009 5:34pm

@willow: The thing about backlighting is that when you get it right, the results can be incredible. But if you get it wrong, the outcome is just awful.

mo.langel from Switzerland

splendide lumière et transparence!

7 Oct 2009 6:07pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Yvon from Orleans, France

very njice capture, Jack, wonderful colors

7 Oct 2009 7:19pm

@Yvon: Merci.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

FANTASTIC!!! I like the colours and light a lot! Beautiful capture :)

7 Oct 2009 7:50pm

@Anina: Thank you.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Wow !!!... light and trtansparencies are... FA-BU-LOUS !
Marvelous cosmos !

7 Oct 2009 7:54pm

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Wonderful light and color!

7 Oct 2009 8:47pm

@Theys: Merci.

k@ from Paris, France

No words... but a wide, wide smile in my eyes ~ :)

7 Oct 2009 9:34pm

susan from United States

Love the light glowing thru the petals!!!!

7 Oct 2009 9:42pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Exquisite shot, Jack.

7 Oct 2009 9:51pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

symphonie en rose pour se souvenir de l'été, exquise lumière, bravo Jack.

7 Oct 2009 9:54pm

@Alivia: Merci, Dane.

Spectra from Carrboro, United States

so beautiful! great colors and DoF

7 Oct 2009 11:09pm

@Spectra: Thank you.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Very beautiful floral, color, lighting and DOF superb..

8 Oct 2009 1:20am

@LCImagery: Thanks, Lori.

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent lighting on flowers are your forte, Jack.

8 Oct 2009 1:40am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nicely played with light.. good capture!!

8 Oct 2009 7:05am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Beautiful, Jack.

8 Oct 2009 7:28am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Superb! I can't stop looking at how beautiful the light and colors are. I like how the golden centers are illuminated. Touching mention from Daniela.

8 Oct 2009 9:39am

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 Oct 2009 11:42am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely LOVE this!

8 Oct 2009 1:02pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jolies couleurs et belle lumière.

8 Oct 2009 4:09pm