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Lily in my Garden

Lily in my Garden
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-24 3:19
Viewed: 1864
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White or common Arum Lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica

This is an arum lily growing in my garden. The yellow spadix is actually many tiny flowers arranged in a complex spiral pattern on the central column.

The tiny flowers are arranged in male and female zones on the spadix.

The top 7 cm are male flowers and the lower 1.8 cm are female flowers.

Sometimes you can see the stringy pollen pieces emerging from the male flowers. But this one hasnít reached that stage yet.

The female flowers have an ovary with a short stalk above it, which is the style (where the pollen is received).

The spadix is surrounded by the white spathe.

Interesting, isnít it? Well, I think so. . .

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-09-24 3:21]

mmm, what a beauty !


Hi Janice
Great macro,excellent lighting and details.

Hi Janice,
Your POV is extremely orginal, very well composed indeed, congratulations

Hello Janice,
Just gorgeous-with a very interesting POV and composition.
Beautiful light and colouring and so well presented.
Very informative note.
My compliments!
TFS, Joni

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-09-24 4:00]

Great macro shot. Excellent lighting and details.Well composed. Well done.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2008-09-24 4:25]

Artisticly presented, I appreciated al those details here and there, I liked very much.

Hi Janice, this is beautiful. So simple, but perfectly composed and the colors are great.
Keep those spring shots coming - we'll enjoy it through your shots as we're in the slow decline to winter now!

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-09-24 7:13]

Hi Janice
Superb composition! excellent macro!

  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-24 9:59]

Dear Janice,
What a wonderful perspective.
Great colours and feeling.
Beautiful my friend
Have a perfect day

Hello Janice.
Perfect composition, stunning light and colours.
Complements. Excellent job.
Groeten van Jan

Very artfully done... detail great exactly where it should be, lighting excellent... diagonal composition enhances the capture. Beautifully done Janice... TFS


Hi Janice
wonderful lilly, excellent DOF, sharpness and original composition, amazing work,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-09-24 12:43]

Hi Janice,
amazing.Perfect light.Congratulations.Necla.

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-09-24 15:01]

Hi Janice,
Perfect macro, that shallow DOF is well used. The colours and definition are surprising. Nice vivid colours and a beautiful presentation. TFS,

The light is superb, the way the lily "emerges" from a darker angle. The POV is unique. Congratulations
MarŪa Josť

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-09-24 21:10]

Hi Janice,
This lily flower picks up the light so finely! You too! :) Delicate and translucide petals. Excellent composition and metering. Bravo! Annie

Hello Janice,
Breathtaking beauty. Perfect close up and presentation as usual. I think you are a keen gardener
My compliments
Selahattin E

Hi Janice !
this is very clever.
The contrast is very striking and the diagonal inclination is an excellent touch.
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

Hi Janice,
Another great macro,good work,well done.
Best regards

* Piotr *

Hello Janice!

Got to catch up , since I missed many of your recent shots. Spring is in the air down there (^_^). Lovely macro here with a smart composition. Interesting note too.

Keep them coming,

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  • sereh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 22] (294)
  • [2009-02-26 3:07]

This is exquisite Janice, interesting composition, perfect focus where it counts, lovely colours TFS

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