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Trio Reflecting

Trio Reflecting
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-30 9:34
Viewed: 1882
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Three water lilies reflecting in the pools of the Aquatic Gardens, situated outside the Victorian greenhouse of the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. In PP: cropped, lighted the petals of the lilies with the paintbrush tools, sharpened and added a vignette. I also cloned out over a hundred white and black specks floating in the water - I wanted the water to look relatively smooth.

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Really nice Sandy... I knew this was yours before I even looked at the name!
Great work on the cloning... I love the outcome and the smooth appearance of the water. The flowers and leaves are tack sharp, and I love the transparency of the shadows. Very well done.
(enjoy your weekend... long weekend up here in Canada:)

Hello Sandy,

A distinguished trio of flowers, set appropriately in water, this is a poetic image.
The colors are remarkably attractive.
Congratulations on this careful work. Read the note as usual ...
TFS. Regards.



I really like the lighting and colors here.
A nice pov too.
The reflections are beautiful and well composed Photo.
There is a very artistic approach.
Excellent work !

Dear Sandy,

Love the mood in this capture, your favorite location for floral photography :)

The sharpness and POV are excellent, bringing out some marvelous details and mirror-reflections.
The POV and DOF are well done, and colors are natural.
Great job!

Have a nice weekend.

Thanks and regards,

Hello Sandy,an interesting shot of the water lilies with their reflections appearing so clearly.
You did a good job with the cloning, I don't think that anyone would be able to see.
You managed the light very well too.
Good composition with the flowers off centre.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Well this one is a WOW one! Really love that reflection! Smooth as glass, RICH colors, with no noise! Love the comp here Sandy! I totally understand the cloning, I do the same thing....just distractions etc, best to remove them! This is awesome!

Hello Sandy ?
One of the best pics seen on this site last weeks ! Great , really ! That ' s what I call , in french , " du grand art " . Congratulations ! Ernest .

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  • Nokin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 110] (1385)
  • [2011-07-31 4:39]

Hello Sandy,

Beautiful image with wonderful colors.Perfect*****

Regards Detlef

Hola Sandy
Bella imagen realizada con gran acierto el color y la iluminacion que resalta el reflejo en el agua , felicidades

Un saludo

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-07-31 8:03]


fantastique image et compo avec les reflet en noir des fleurs de nénuphares superbe le tons et le couleurs quelle vue bravo.

merci et amitié


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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2011-07-31 11:35]

Ladna kompozycja trzech kwiatow i ich odbicia, liscie tez sa ciekawe i bardzo urozmaicaja obraz

Hi Sandy..nice shot...well balanced composition with great colors and tones.


Awesome capture of those water lilies. I like their placement on the frame. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Olá sandy
Powerful image... strong colors, perfect shapes and attractive nature photo.
um abraço

Hello Sandy,
I like the bright colours and the framing who give a peacefull composition !
Kind regards

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