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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 28 June 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Taken using my new Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens. Added a couple of textures.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/1.8 ISO 160 50 mm


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Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is gorgeous! Love the yellows! It reminds me that I own this lens - got it used from a "regular" 35 mm Nikon and I have yet to try it out. It is time!

28 Jun 2011 6:03am

@Barbara Lee: Thank you. I'm having fun learning the characteristics of this small and lightweight lens. Hope you have fun with yours.

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I like the tint of this beautiful painting, very nice work.

28 Jun 2011 7:46am

@DowsherVision: Thank you. One of the textures I added is a photo of a painting canvas.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful colors.

28 Jun 2011 8:27am

@Aubélia: Thank you. Daylilies seem to glow.

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

lovely color palet

28 Jun 2011 8:36am

@Chantal: Thanks.

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the dof..and especially the almost-monochrome color palette! So beautifully done!

28 Jun 2011 12:42pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Lovely Anita!!

28 Jun 2011 12:56pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I love the gentle repetition of the ones behind. Very soft and lovely!

28 Jun 2011 12:57pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Let me know how you like and compare this lens to your macro. :)

28 Jun 2011 12:59pm

@Barbara Kile: It will take some time for me to make this comparison. So far, I find that I can hand-hold the camera more effectively with the 50mm. I don't have steady hands, and can seldom get the focus right with the larger 105mm unless I use a tripod. If I don't write more about this to you in the future, please ask me again.

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Stunning work! Perhaps it is most wonderful photograph of your flower series!

28 Jun 2011 5:47pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is very nice, Anita. I really like the soft and bright colours and the processing which makes it looking like printed on wood or canvas. I also wanted to ask about your experience with the new lens and comparison with the "macro brother" but Barbara was quicker :)

28 Jun 2011 8:24pm

@Tomas Turecek: Thank you, Tomas. I can add this about the 50mm: I have to be further away from the subject than with the macro; the images are really sharp--don't know if sharper, but very nice.

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Un bien joli lys.

28 Jun 2011 9:06pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Gorgeous painterly feel. Love texture and tone.

28 Jun 2011 10:04pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Very soft and rich and glowing. I love the diagonal lines in this image.

29 Jun 2011 12:10am

Mary from PA, United States

Quite lovely Anita!! I love the color.

29 Jun 2011 11:29am

Jim Stephens from Fort Worth, United States

Stunning. I need to get my 50mm out and give it a go for shooting day lilies. I did some iPhone4 captures but they don't compare to this.

29 Jun 2011 3:53pm

Denise Ippolito from United States

Beautiful colors and texture Anita, it has a very original look to it.

30 Jun 2011 12:56am

Anita from Redon, France

Les couleurs sont très belles et la texture top. Poétique et romantique comme j'aime

4 Apr 2012 2:38pm

1/125 second
ISO 160
50 mm