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Leopard Lilies

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 15 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This was shot in bright sunlight and involved using both a diffuser and a gold reflector. The closer you bring the diffuser, the more of a glow you get. I learned from Tony that with diffusers and reflectors, you can get some of your best flower photographs in bright, even sunlight.

NIKON D300 1/1000 second F/3.2 ISO 200 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful details! great vibrant colors a well!

15 Sep 2011 5:23am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

The result is amazing! Beautiful colors.

15 Sep 2011 5:40am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Excellent shot, the colours are magnificent.

15 Sep 2011 7:03am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The use of the reflectors has turned these into pure gold!

15 Sep 2011 7:05am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid , really splendid !!

15 Sep 2011 8:00am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Superb exposure making the most of working the light here . . a reflector is one of the best accessories to carry and get to know.

15 Sep 2011 8:10am

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful picture and colors.

15 Sep 2011 8:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful image and colors.

15 Sep 2011 8:37am

jay from MUMBAI, India


15 Sep 2011 9:06am

Sylvia from Noord-Limburg, Netherlands

The colors come out real nice with this dark background, well done!

15 Sep 2011 9:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic light and color! Wonderful photo!

15 Sep 2011 10:17am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

so nice
well done

15 Sep 2011 10:18am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Those softened colours against the dark background are a big hit Jack.
Nice work!

15 Sep 2011 10:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

These blooms glow like lanterns - just gorgeous! Very interesting technical details you provide as well, Jack - much appreciated.

15 Sep 2011 11:12am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful light Jack! I will have to give this a try! ;-)

15 Sep 2011 12:54pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, these colors really pop against the dark background.

15 Sep 2011 1:18pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

such a delightful picture, like little Asian lanterns!

15 Sep 2011 1:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful flower bloom too!

15 Sep 2011 2:06pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wonderful this brithly illuminated flowers and a strong contrast to the dark backround! alltogether a wonderful theme and compo!

15 Sep 2011 2:34pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Striking design and color!

15 Sep 2011 2:50pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just magnificent, Lanterns hanging from above on fire! A masterful composition!

15 Sep 2011 2:50pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wonderful, the light is great. 5 *. Good day.

15 Sep 2011 3:11pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse macro et iamge superbe cet éclairage sur ces plantes fantastique

15 Sep 2011 4:31pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A stunning result. The color is as if lit from within and the dof focus superb.

15 Sep 2011 5:05pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh I can see them dancing!:-) Such enchanting tone and organization!

15 Sep 2011 5:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love those lilies and their wild design, love your capture of them - so brilliant, and with this dark background ...

15 Sep 2011 6:54pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

beautiful contrasts.

15 Sep 2011 7:54pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Your flowers are always exceptional ... You soul in his eyes ... Superb editing ... Muchos besos amigo! Adela

15 Sep 2011 8:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Glowing, floating blossoms. Exquisite!

15 Sep 2011 9:29pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Really magnificent! Beautiful light.

15 Sep 2011 11:13pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is exquisite, Jack.

16 Sep 2011 3:46am

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Sep 2011 4:37pm

Harry from Apex, United States

What a wonderful golden glow on these blooms, and an impressive dark but not featureless backround helps the composition.

16 Sep 2011 7:10pm