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Back Yard Tulip

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 8 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Relative to my commentary yesterday on excellence and hard work, and considering that we all have only a certain amount of our life energy to devote to photography, I raise the question to myself - do I want to try to create a lot of pretty good photographs, or do I want to work on fewer photographs, giving those fewer the best of which I am capable? Right now, I am leaning toward the latter.

NIKON D300 1/500 second F/3.2 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald, Germany

wonderful bokeh!

8 May 2011 6:12am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This predominately white tulip is so delicate against its strong garden companions in the background.
I love this season and the creativity it brings out in all of us !!

8 May 2011 6:56am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice bokeh and colors

8 May 2011 7:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Positioning the camera/tulip to be in front of the red flowers works so well

8 May 2011 8:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleuse tupie et iamge, quelle finesse quelle maco super

8 May 2011 9:51am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent tulip. The editing is perfect and full of color. A work of art that nature cos gift through your wonderful photography! A hug dear friend y muchísimos besos... llenos de flores de colores... Adela

8 May 2011 11:09am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Beautiful shot with the red behind for the brokeh. Happy Mother's Day to Ellie!

8 May 2011 11:56am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It stands out from the deep red background. Nice shot.

8 May 2011 12:20pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Gorgeous detail and DOF control Jack! ;-)

8 May 2011 1:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

lovely :)

8 May 2011 1:59pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine flower image. The contrasting background helps make the blossom pop!

8 May 2011 3:13pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

I am quite agreed with you, Jack.
Your todays work is wonderful!

8 May 2011 4:14pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I respect what you wrote above, but I'm probably in the first category. I just love to shoot images and I only kinda like processing. Who knows, maybe I'll mature one day. This is a gorgeous image and your patience is certainly paying dividends.

8 May 2011 4:33pm

@Kenny: Actually, Kenny, there have been very few photographs where I have spent much time on them. When I watch some of the Nik and the onOne webinars, I realize what I could do with a photograph. Furthermore, this photograph does not come close to what Barbara Kile and Anita do with flowers. At this point, where I want to put out the most work is with B&W conversions in Silver Efex 2.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A very beautiful tulip in a gorgeous setting!

8 May 2011 5:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


8 May 2011 5:37pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful tulip.Wonderful. Lovely shot. :)

8 May 2011 5:57pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great composition and colors!

8 May 2011 7:46pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

8 May 2011 8:48pm

Rosana Tesone from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Absolutamente bella por la delicadeza del primer plano y su colorido en el fondo

9 May 2011 12:55am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Love the comp and red backround - beautiful!

9 May 2011 2:59am

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Wonderful bokeh!

9 May 2011 4:32am

Frida from Sweden

My kind of image :-) Love the vivid red backdrop.

9 May 2011 8:12am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

This sublime white so delicate, emerges in a manner so elegant red background! A post-processing hard and very soft at the same time!

9 May 2011 3:16pm

Harry from Apex, United States

The bright, defocused red forms a nice background for the more delicately colored subject blossom.

9 May 2011 4:37pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

great post for mother's day
thanks very much for all your recent visits

10 May 2011 3:59am

silent photos from Bushehr, Iran

like ever...nice and perfect shot.

10 May 2011 8:00am

karla from Omaha, United States

Lovely tulip against the colorful background! Great choices!!

11 May 2011 3:48am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful capture......

12 May 2011 4:35pm

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Extraordinary colour. Good choice of red backround , it makes the flower stand out. Godd DOF

13 May 2011 6:07pm