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Lilly: Up close and personal

Lilly: Up close and personal
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Copyright: Gary Johnson (Ash249) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 58 N: 193] (1712)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-31
Categories: Nature, Experimental, Macro, Abstract
Camera: Nikon D300 DSLR, Nikkor AF Micro 105mm f/2,8 VR
Exposure: f/40.0, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 1:14
Viewed: 1492
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year to everyone from Scotland!

This is a macro of a lovely Lilly, showing the stamen and pollen collections.
I think the colours are simply beautiful on these flowers and capturing them was a challenge.

f40 and a 2sec exposure was used here to maximise the clarity of the scene and to keep everything nicely focused throughout.

I hope you enjoy looking and I thank you for any comments/critique received.


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Happy new year and awesome macro to open 2008 Gary Johnson. True details and clarity right to the pollen clinging to the stigma. Excellent job - best regards.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-01-01 11:39]
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Hello Gary,
that is sure close... great job getting this macro to come out so sharp... perfect colors..


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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
  • [2008-01-02 8:40]

Hello, Gary.

f/40! Whoa! That's almost pin-hole camera stuff. But it's assured you of great depth-of-field which you obviously need at such close distance.

Fabulous sharpness and detail and amazing colours.


Best Wishes for 2008!


Beautiful flower macro photo.

Hi Gary

INcredible macro here, supeb sharpness and details, good colours and I like the quiet framing here

TFS and best wishes for the new year

regards Helen

Superb macro Gary, i love the fine detail.

Regards Mark :)

Ciao Gary

The details are amazing, the petals are
well reproduced with fine natural colours...
DoF spot on isolates the subject well,
the soft light is well managed!


Sergio ♣

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