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By KKmoments
While still experimenting with external flashes my lillies came into flower, the aroma when you walk in the room is wonderful so after 'watching' them for a while I grabbed the camera and flash and as the mags tell you 'try different angles' so i'm upside down photographing this one and using the tiled hearth as a b/ground.... the things we do!!!!

Thank you for the response on my previous upload especially to Jennnn (Taggart), Stew (BFGStew) and Chriscj who gave me some useful tips... THANK YOU I have yet to brew some more frothy coffee and retry using your advice Smile

As always C&C welcomed....

Karen Smile

Tags: Flash White Flower Lily Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Oriental Flash and lighting Aroma

Voters: Shutterbybaby, MNPHOTO, lonely_oryx and 56 more

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lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
2 Jul 2008 8:29PM
Superb close up
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:29PM
Good focus. They seem to be sitting in such a soft whiteness.
snapper036 14 37 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:32PM
ChazB 15 64 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:34PM
Stunning detail and composition.
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:39PM
great detail of the stamen's karen, lovely shot

bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:40PM
Wow. Stunning stamen capture.

Andysnapper 12 109 25 England
2 Jul 2008 8:45PM
Brilliant macro.

Angi_Wallace Plus
12 303 11 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:49PM
Superb image. Angi
Hebe 13 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 8:56PM
A fantastic image, this is beautifully detailed.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
2 Jul 2008 8:57PM
Excellent macro!
2 Jul 2008 8:57PM
Wow-stunning detail

GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 9:01PM
Going large is a must to see the detail of the stamens
fatherpie 12 18 12 England
2 Jul 2008 9:08PM
LOL - I'm glad I'm not the only one to lay on the floor to take photos! Stunning detail. Regards Dave
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 9:14PM
Fabulous angle Karen..the stamen detail is about the best I have seen..excellent lighting too.
goso 14 2 1 Australia
2 Jul 2008 9:19PM
Excellent detail Karen - well done.......Bill
wamp 14 276 8 England
2 Jul 2008 9:27PM
The level of detail and the amount of the flower that is in the shot is so effective - a cracking image

2 Jul 2008 9:45PM
You never cease to amaze me with the number of creative angles you find to photograph flowers Karen, beautifully artistic, Adrian
Possum 14 148 England
2 Jul 2008 9:54PM
Well worth the contortions Smile Fantastic detail here.
whiteswan01 12 13 England
2 Jul 2008 9:59PM
wow great angle spot on clarity
rmr 13 1 Wales
2 Jul 2008 10:05PM
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 10:16PM
what a lovely image, the sharness and the dof gives it a 3d effect, the contrast of the black and white with the brown standing out very well, glad to see your making use of my softbox and flash, G

just thought.... didnt i give you that lily bulb?? lol
KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 10:28PM
Thanks for all your lovely comments... so pleased I 'hung upside down' for this now Smile

G.. hmmm the bulbs haven't flowered that quick lol
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
2 Jul 2008 10:39PM
great macro details Karen, spot on DOF

DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
2 Jul 2008 10:46PM
The detail, colour, clarity & composition are first class Karen.
Wonderful presentation as well.
When I first saw this, I thought those lovely stamens were posing in your frothy coffee..whoops, sorryWink
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
3 Jul 2008 12:53AM
Superb detail. Lovely close up.
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
3 Jul 2008 4:28AM
Very nice. John
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Jul 2008 7:38AM
Fabulous close-up, Karen. Carol
LuzDeNoche 12 2 France
3 Jul 2008 9:39AM
Beautiful detail.
Smile Lucy (running late)
Nettles 13 England
3 Jul 2008 10:22AM
Superb detail, a really good pin sharp shot.
Keep up the experimenting.
Just love it.
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2008 8:38PM
Fabulous work Karen!
Marilyn x
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
3 Jul 2008 11:06PM
This is VERY good Karen, so sharp and soft where it should be, nicely done.

piccy 14 8 Wales
6 Jul 2008 10:14PM
I'm still waiting for mine - I think they're a good way off yet - this is a really beautiful shot.
KangaGal 12 66 Australia
8 Jul 2008 12:57AM
Stunning detail. Jenny
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 6:07PM
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
10 Jul 2008 10:04PM
A fabulous close up Karen, the detail and clarity are top notch

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