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Cana Lily

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 24 June 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Not as sharp as I would like. Am working on backgrounds. Taken indoors in the Longwood Gardens Consservatory a couple of weeks ago.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/3.3 ISO 200 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, United States

What a soft and beautiful rendition of this flower. You seem to have a marvelous resource in Longwood Gardens Conservatory...and you use it well!

24 Jun 2009 5:22am

Frida from Sweden

Such beautiful pastell colors.

24 Jun 2009 8:58am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Very nice, but maybe if you used a smaller aperture?

24 Jun 2009 10:11am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

A very gentle patel look, Anita. Very pleasing

24 Jun 2009 10:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Very graceful . . such a zest for life there !

24 Jun 2009 11:14am

Marcie from United States

Am loving these soft background colors!! Another beauty!!!

24 Jun 2009 11:21am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Colors are lovely...... background is wonderful........ Koushiro says smaller aperture, but I think that would ruin your background........ tripod might have helped, huh????

24 Jun 2009 12:49pm

@Susan: I did use tripod. I think it was either poor focusing or too wide open an aperture.

Thomas from Bangalore, India

I like the colors and overall soft feel in this soft even though the focus is slightly off. I m assuming its by design.

24 Jun 2009 1:22pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very beautiful...Lovely soft graceful image. I actually like the softness of the image. It gives it a quiet elegance. Super sharp is not the only way to go. I assumed soft was what you were going for. :) If you hadn't mentioned the focus I would have thought it was intended.

24 Jun 2009 2:25pm

@Laurie: Thanks, Laurie: The line between soft and out of focus is a fine one. :-)

Don from spokane, United States

I like the soft look of these mild colors that look so delicate, matching the flowers fragile state. I too like sharp flower pictures, but this one works very well with a softer image. Nice... very nice.

24 Jun 2009 4:49pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I'm thinking that no matter how wide the aperture was, that won't affect the actual focus....... May have been just poor focus..... who knows????

24 Jun 2009 8:13pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

I like the soft pastel feel of this piece.

25 Jun 2009 9:35am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Wonderful colors! Very nice image!

26 Jun 2009 5:01am

1/200 second
ISO 200
105 mm