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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/11.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

So beautiful !!! i love the blue part on the left of the photo with the white petals...beautiful dof !

13 Apr 2010 5:27am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Incredible backlight on these flowers. The glow is a wonderful effect. I love how one of the flowers shows its center as the other "look away". :)

13 Apr 2010 5:40am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

WOW, this is magnificent. I like the tones in the petals

13 Apr 2010 6:08am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice closeup, great backlight and wonderful colors.

13 Apr 2010 6:28am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A clear example of how shadow and light are combined in a beautiful flower petals. You had to be your teacher Jack! A real wonder that has left me amazed! Perfect! Many kisses friend! Nice work!!! Adela

13 Apr 2010 6:35am

tataray from St Laurs, France

Superbe..... Quelle délicatesse.

13 Apr 2010 7:08am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ahhhhh, dark blue, lime green, paper white ....
and all that light strained through the surface of the petals. Magnificent !

13 Apr 2010 7:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is a F A N T A S T I C shot!!! My favorite of the day! I simply love everything about it; from the lighting, DoF, detail, etc - you name it, it's perfect! 5 stars without a doubt. BRAVO!

13 Apr 2010 7:56am

missparis from PARIS, France

Que de jolies fleurs sur les blogs en ce moment, un vrai plaisir pour les yeux

13 Apr 2010 8:11am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow this is so beautiful, the translucency of the petals with the subtle lighting is 5***** wonderful.

13 Apr 2010 8:40am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! Breathtaking!!! Five stars *****

13 Apr 2010 9:24am

k@ from Paris, France

Look like theater actresses ! Are those real ?? Superb light

13 Apr 2010 9:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Perfect backlit ! Wonderful.

13 Apr 2010 10:55am

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

Beautiful lighting. Nicely done.

13 Apr 2010 11:15am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Absolutely amazing - I would love to have this on canvas in my living room - exquisite work, John4Jack :-)

13 Apr 2010 12:47pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

simply very good!

13 Apr 2010 12:58pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

5 stars, love this the lighting is amazing making the petals almost translucent and the colors, WOW love this

13 Apr 2010 1:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful, very elegant treatment .

13 Apr 2010 1:20pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Berautiful composition, I like also the colors of background.

13 Apr 2010 1:28pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

wow! superb!

13 Apr 2010 2:25pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very beautiful!

13 Apr 2010 2:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

OH! One of the most beautiful flower portraits I have ever seen- The light is amazing!

13 Apr 2010 2:44pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine shot with remarkable qualities. I really like the lighting which seems to be on top and bleeding through the blossoms. A beautiful result!

13 Apr 2010 2:45pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

what a great atmosphere!

13 Apr 2010 3:22pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful colors and light! Lovely composition!!

13 Apr 2010 5:14pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

the transparency is first class, congrat John, a masterpiece !

13 Apr 2010 5:39pm

Manola from Bassens, France


13 Apr 2010 6:23pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

Jack, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! How did you pull this off? WOW is all I can say!

13 Apr 2010 7:24pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Wonderful transparency !

13 Apr 2010 7:32pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture, nice macro shot and beatiful colors

13 Apr 2010 7:39pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This shot is really exquisite. The light is fantastic and what a great good command of it !! Like a lot... :-)

13 Apr 2010 8:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

gorgeous light in this flower ,wonderful shot ,jack !
friendships !

13 Apr 2010 8:41pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow, they just glow!!! Beautifully done Jack!!!

13 Apr 2010 9:27pm

Marianne Be. from Toulouse, France

Love dresses-leaves, and your light !

13 Apr 2010 10:18pm

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

Great capture!

13 Apr 2010 10:32pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

Really beautiful!

13 Apr 2010 11:25pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

esquisitas flores, luz excelente!

14 Apr 2010 1:10am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Stunning! This is great, Jack!

14 Apr 2010 2:19am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Very nice work, Jack. The backlighting is impressive, still allowing the textures of the petals to show. The colors and composition remind me of a fine fabric print. Well done.

14 Apr 2010 3:06am

LauraS from Chico, United States

So cleverly artistic. Stunning work, Jack.

14 Apr 2010 4:19am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

terrific backlighting Jack

14 Apr 2010 4:25am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Really very thin shells.

14 Apr 2010 4:53am

PAPOU from paris, France

Vos compositions florales sont éclatantes ! Un grand bravo !

14 Apr 2010 5:37am

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

The all design in this photograph has a Georgia O'keefe's painting feel to it. The delicious creamy whites and their subtle shadows. The bokeh is nice too.


14 Apr 2010 2:32pm

@Stéphane Thémèze: Working with backlighting is major fun!

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

The lighting is G O R G E O U S ! The colors the boken... Simply P E R F E C T !

14 Apr 2010 6:08pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!!! What a gorgeous image! The light is spectacular

14 Apr 2010 7:31pm

@Magda: Thanks for all of your kind comments on my recent stuff.

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Wonderfull light and composition and......congrats!

14 Apr 2010 8:13pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Yesssssssssss !! Spotlight Jack... Bravo... It's amply deserved, it's a wonderful shot.

14 Apr 2010 8:14pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you. To be honest, I was quite surprised by the Spotlight.

Florence from Paris, France

Spotlight AND colorspotlight ! The winner takes it all ! :-)
Wow ! That's great Jack. Really great and well deserved.

14 Apr 2010 8:33pm

@Florence: Thank you Florence. For you, being there is old hat :))

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


15 Apr 2010 12:15am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Congrats on the Spotlight! beautiful shot!

15 Apr 2010 1:36am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Ya done did good! Wow!! That really is brilliant literally and figuratively, Jack! Congrats on the spotlight page.. that is so excellent!

15 Apr 2010 2:34am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


15 Apr 2010 4:14am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So elegant and ethereal....Congratulations on a well deserved spotlight Jack:)))

15 Apr 2010 4:30am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Great...Once, I agree fully with spotlight choice! Just marvelous!!!

15 Apr 2010 6:29am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Bravo for spotlight ! a magnificent photograph ! exceptional lighting !

15 Apr 2010 9:16am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the spotlight, Jack! Very well deserved!

15 Apr 2010 9:37am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Congratulations for the spotlight with this golden photo !

15 Apr 2010 9:51am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

My my my.. What a picture.. Perfect.. Beautiful lighting..

15 Apr 2010 1:40pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Congrats on Spotlight, Jack :)) Once again - mesmerizing light and processing !

15 Apr 2010 2:09pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

splendid effect & beautiful outlines......congrats on the spotlight

15 Apr 2010 3:58pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A well deserved place in the Spotlight ... congratulations!

15 Apr 2010 4:04pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

The light and background are magnificent... magic... magic whites... magic soft blue... Magic Jack ! :)) congrats for the spotlight !

15 Apr 2010 6:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Apr 2010 6:27pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

nice lighting... love the semitransparent, glassy texture of the shot! :)

16 Apr 2010 12:10am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Fantastic, Jack. Congratulations on making the Spotlight.
Enjoy your AM3 celebrity status!

16 Apr 2010 2:13am

Jen from Bartlett, United States


16 Apr 2010 3:05am

vu@granby - gilles daigneault from Granby, Québec, Canada

Bravo Jack
for the shot
for the am3 spotlight!

gilles d.

16 Apr 2010 3:51am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Superb shot! You have captured the light in a fantastic photo!

16 Apr 2010 4:33am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well Done !!!

16 Apr 2010 8:04am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

This must be one of the most beautiful photo's I have seen a very long time!

16 Apr 2010 10:36am

Barbara Manners from Toronto, Canada

Pure joy!!

16 Apr 2010 3:35pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Strong image Jack...lovely colours

18 Apr 2010 2:21pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

How did I miss this one? I saw the next version you posted and commented on it, but missed this beauty.
Congratulations on hitting the Spotlight ... and I'm thankful, as that's how I found it!

18 Apr 2010 5:41pm

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot , well done

19 Apr 2010 8:51am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A work of art John! Congrats with the spotlight:-)

20 Apr 2010 9:43am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Very elegant and beautiful. Really worth the spotlight!

20 Apr 2010 7:03pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

le rendu des couleurs, et le fond, sont magnifiques. Très belle photo.

21 Apr 2010 12:04pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I just saw you got a spotlight for this Jack.. Congrats!! You sure have worked with the flowers and have earned it!

24 Apr 2010 1:24am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran


20 May 2011 11:11am