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Back Yard Lilies B&W

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 6 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

NIKON D300 1/25 second F/11.0 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Beautiful black and white lily shot!

6 Aug 2010 5:09am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

The purity of line in arabesque is sublime! Another version just as beautiful! Nice day to you.

6 Aug 2010 5:12am

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada beautiful in b&w

6 Aug 2010 5:26am

Annie from Bordeaux, France

Very beautiful b&w Jack !!!!!

6 Aug 2010 5:27am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Equally lovely in black and white. It has an ethereal look in B&W !!

6 Aug 2010 5:28am

@Dulcie: This actually is a separate photograph that was converted to B&W.

Marie LC from France

These lilies in black and white are magnificent. I prefer them in monochrome

6 Aug 2010 5:51am from Wemmel, Belgium

Excellent black and white ...

6 Aug 2010 6:08am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like this one's b/w, but I prefer yesterday's one, I think :)

6 Aug 2010 6:20am

Bettina from United States

I love the b/w! Another stunning image.

6 Aug 2010 6:31am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand


6 Aug 2010 6:33am

QB from Canada

Clearly, I must support the use of monochrome for floral shots!... But I'm wondering whether I prefer this one or the colour one yesterday.

Since I have no immediate answer, I must say I have no clear preference. They're both great.

6 Aug 2010 6:56am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magical and wonderful this B & W, bravo. Good day.

6 Aug 2010 7:45am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful soft contrast

6 Aug 2010 8:16am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique ... Belle journée.
J'espère que tu vas bien ? ))

6 Aug 2010 8:28am

@tataray: Merci. I am doing fine.

pixator from kerman, Iran

Beautiful B&W !

6 Aug 2010 8:50am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful composition in b&w !

6 Aug 2010 9:00am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful image in three dimensions! Magnifico tact of white lilies-a beautiful smooth texture! Best regards, Muchos besos, Adela

6 Aug 2010 9:36am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful composition, they look like candle flames

6 Aug 2010 11:22am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Always, always a delightful surprise, bravo jack :)

6 Aug 2010 11:39am

Ittiqa Abbas from Karachi, Pakistan

what a beauty. IMHO, it needs a little more contrast.

6 Aug 2010 11:59am

@Ittiqa Abbas: Thank you for your comment; it looks quite nice with a boost in contrast.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Sooooooo beautiful and romantic !

6 Aug 2010 12:37pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Pure sculpture.

6 Aug 2010 1:57pm

@Dana: Thank you.

Paul from summerside, Canada


6 Aug 2010 2:37pm

don from spokane, United States

A beautiful black and white version of these flowers. This has a fine range of tones from black to white with a touch of detail. Excellent image.

6 Aug 2010 2:42pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Five stars composition! ***** excellent b/w!

6 Aug 2010 2:43pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Stunning in BW :) Very pretty and elegant !

6 Aug 2010 2:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

I like all the petals around and how they frame the subtle & glam stars in the middle.

6 Aug 2010 3:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sweet! This is such a beautiful image. These Cala lilies are beautiful B&W and color.

6 Aug 2010 7:47pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Pompano Beach, United States

Gorgeous Jack, simply gorgeous !

6 Aug 2010 10:22pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Can't decide between the color and the B&W - they both have are beautiful in their own way. Lovely soft lighting and curvy lines - what's not to love?!

6 Aug 2010 10:41pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Lovely shapes, lines, values....

6 Aug 2010 11:19pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! These are even better than yesterday's. Along with the detail, I love how the flower petals look like they're illuminating this composition.

7 Aug 2010 3:09am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Utterly superb Jack, mono perfection.

7 Aug 2010 3:30am

Diane from Hythe, Canada

Jack, I'm so far behind on visiting that I'll never catch up. BUT, I saw this preview in my screen (from my regularly visited sites) and I could not resist taking time for a visit. EXQUISITE. Pure and exquisite.

7 Aug 2010 3:36am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Oh...this is so like Georgia O' Keefe or Imogene Cunningham. Lovely.

7 Aug 2010 3:41am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

The b&w works well here.

7 Aug 2010 4:10am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great B&W

7 Aug 2010 4:31am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

wonderful contrasts, looks really strange and dramatic - I love this :-)

7 Aug 2010 6:55am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent!! I love this. Before I joined Am3 I never would have thought of converting floral images to B&W, but everytime I see one of your floral b&w images I get all excited and just want to experiment with it :)

8 Aug 2010 10:42am

Véro from Savoie, France

superbe aussi en NB !

9 Aug 2010 6:51am

Juliana from Smolan, United States

Awesome B&W.

11 Aug 2010 9:00pm

@Juliana: Thank you!

Frida from Sweden

This has a feeling of Georgia O'Keeffe. So beautiful and it looks great in B&W. Love it!

12 Aug 2010 8:23pm

@Frida: Thank you; these were gorgeous lilies. I wish that you would post on Am3. It would both make it easier to see your outstanding work, and enable us to put you on our Blogwatch.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Again...marvelous...bith tones do well on this capture...

19 Aug 2010 3:07am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Absolutely beautiful! Love it! So elegant!

25 Jan 2011 3:07pm

@Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions: Thank you. I love those tiny lilies. The post on June 3 is of the same lilies.