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Very Wet Lily

Very Wet Lily
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Género: Pessoas
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2006-05-03
Categorias: Natureza
Câmara: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposição: f/8, 1/640 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2006-06-08 3:56
Visto: 1392
Pontos: 42
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
White or common Arum Lily

This is a photo of one of the lilies at Twin Lakes when Dawn and I walked around the gardens in the pouring rain last month.

This attractive flower is native to moist soils and wetlands of southern and eastern Africa, it has naturalized extensively in New Zealand.

It is robust and marsh-loving with a thick rhizome, forming a tuft of fleshy-stalked green leaves 60-90 cm high. The stalk 1-1.5 m high bears the large, funnel-shaped rolling flaring waxy-white spathe 20-25 cm long, surrounding a bright yellow spadix.

It likes to grow in moist areas, in shaded areas, and in New Zealand we find it growing wild in drains and along fence lines.

It was growing very well that day in the rain!!

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Splendid shot Janice
The lighting is just right and the composition is perfect.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Janice, A rare treat to be first to say well done. This simple photo is very well arranged. Good photography. Murray.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-06-08 4:20]

Hello Janice,

What an elegant shot you have on display for us here. Wonderful darkened background highlighting the superb Arum like Lily....stunning crisp/clear detail, welldone.


This is beautiful.
Very good background.
Yes, I like it very mutch.

Oh this is so neat, fresh..a photo ' top of the bill'
TFS and a big smile

This is a delightful photograph! The sharpness and clarity of the lily and the water droplets are fantastic. I love the crisp white against the subdued background, and DOF is brilliant. But then you know all this: as always, a beautiful photograph! Best wishes.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-06-08 6:49]

Hi Janice,
Very nice photo with a superb management of the lighting. I like these affluence of water drop that add a lot of texture that that very nice white flower. The colors and sharpness are excellent with a great DOF. Very well done.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-06-08 9:58]

...in excellent light. A beautiful shot, Janice. I'm having doubts about the top of the lily in the right lower corner, it does distract a bit. Maybe cloning it out, or darkening it using the burn brush, would have been slightly better.
Excellent detail on the flower & drops, cropping closer in a portrait format would work equally well I think.
Anyway, TFS

hi janice!
another great shot from you. wonderful composition and DOF. i like waterdrops on flower, excellent.
well done!

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-06-08 12:32]

Nicely done, Janice, with good details on the droplets of water. I find the top of the other flower in the right bottom corner to be a bit distracting. Otherwise, nice picture. Well done!

And a very beautiful lily...!!! :))
The water drops really add to the composition! The white is so clear and sharp, that makes it look so 'pure'!
Great DOF!
Well seen and captured!


Perfect place and light
Again you made a perfect composition
What I really like is the one at the right
This gives a diagonal entrance to the main flower

Fresh as the morning dew! :) Perfect!


hello Janice..
very nice white lily and water drops..colors,point of view and clearity are perfect..
PS: I'm sorry points tomorrow

Very good close up of the lilly. The raindrops are well focused.

This is a show stopper! Great work of capturing the rain drops. I like how the flowers stem is dark and lightens up all the way to the opening in the top. Real good OOF BG. Fine work,

Hi Janice
Very very nice macro. Flower on the water drops perfect.
Good POV and DOF. Good work janice. Well done.
Thanks for sharring.




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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2006-06-11 23:43]

it is wet and nicely composed with great poise and color. well done.

great dof and drops, I love it!!!!

Hi janice
An excellent macro.
Great Depth in the shot.
The details specially the Drops expound its appeal manifolds.
Great Capture.

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