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Water Lily

By Irishkate  
Today just a Water Lily taken in Pollock Park, Glasgow.
I usually find water lilies quite difficult to capture,
so I'll let you judge this one.
Thank you all for votes for Baron, Donna, Lorraine & Spencer
and please don't blame Ronnie for photo of us girls as we didn't
have time to set up a tripod( we were going on tour) and I set my camera on AV instead of
Portrait. Don't know what settings other Canon users find best for
indoor photography.
Also an apology to mikbee for none of us showing our legs!
V2 uploaded - no coloured border or caption. Lesson learned!
Thank you all for honest comments.

Tags: Flowers Glasgow Flowers and plants Water lily Pollock Park

Voters: Rock, ColouredImages, marktc and 39 more

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ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 9:52PM
A lovely capture Kate just not quite sure about the bright yellow surround?

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 10:11PM
Have to agree with Mike, the flower is gorgeous, the background... oh dear!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Aug 2012 10:17PM

Quote:A lovely capture Kate just not quite sure about the bright yellow surround?

Must agree Kate colour is to bright.


lovely shot Kate i think the frame is bright but co-ordinates with the flower.Ladies are not normally worried about tripod's it is always the hair or make up.silly me.SmileSmileSmile

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Aug 2012 10:32PM
Sorry Kate, the yellow surround doesn't do your image any favours, but I like what you've done with the lily.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
23 Aug 2012 10:37PM
I have to agree the flower is really nice but the border and the writing is not to my taste. - gary
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 10:39PM
Beautiful picture of a water lilly, good composition and presentation, and i love the bubbles between the water and lilly.
Well done Kate.

Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
MalcolmM Plus
12 887 5 Scotland
23 Aug 2012 10:48PM
I find bright heavy borders off-putting, & writing titles on images also a turn-off.
Maybe just me though....
Vote's for the beautiful flower.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 11:04PM
Oh dear guess I got carried away discovering you can add alternative
coloured borders in Epz.
Must admit CC judges don't usually like names on images either.
I don't mind them on botanical images and a lot of Epz members put
captions on their images.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Aug 2012 11:16PM
I have photographed that same water lily a few times in recent days but it has always been covered in funny wee insects so they got trashed.
You have a beauty of a shot though, Kate, and white flowers are not easiest to do justice to.......have have succeeded so well though.
Do agree with the others about the b/g yellow though.
24 Aug 2012 12:13AM
A beauty of a lilly Kate,but think just the black back ground would have been better..Lin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2012 12:18AM
Well exposed Kate with the whites being white here.
And I accept your apology.
However,next time I will expect to see plenty legs
well exposed too !!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Aug 2012 12:30AM
All my fault about the b/gWink
A fine water lily it is, I love the droplets! And I don't mind insects on them as long as they are frogsTongue
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Aug 2012 1:18AM
lovely, I like the bubbles !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Aug 2012 5:56AM
A fine capture, Kate, well exposed. Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Aug 2012 7:16AM
A great capture Kate,I must say that I like the writing on V2,but I must agree with others on the bright b/g,the black work's great.
Hope you dont mind me saying this
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:48AM
wonderful light kate fantastic detail brilliant colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
24 Aug 2012 7:49AM
A real beauty here Kate. I think you have captured and processed this perfectly
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 8:23AM
Beautifully taken and presented Kate
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 11:51AM
A lovely image of a water lily Kate, you controlled the whites very well and I love the little water bubbles. Not an easy subject. The yellow background may have been OK if perhaps you had chosen a much more muted shade when the little colour chart came up, takes a bit of trial and error.Smile
24 Aug 2012 12:06PM
fine lilly capture have to agree on the border for me a 1 pixel white border and then i would have chosen a black back backround on EPZ would have been fine

9 10 10 England
24 Aug 2012 4:21PM
I like the lily Kate but not the yellow surround. Sorry.Wink
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 5:00PM
A lovely image Kate, nicely presented.

24 Aug 2012 6:06PM
Lovely capture, Kate.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:43PM
What a lovely water lily Kate, not a blemish on it
has to be one without the writing for me...well taken
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 3:57PM
Nice clean shot KateSmile not going to say anything about the surround,think you know now,i did the same with one of my shots of Derwent water, i won't be doing it again Smile
25 Aug 2012 7:44PM
Still a beautiful capture
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 3:15PM
A beautiful lily Kate, the world renowned flower photographer Ronnie G would be proud of this one. The subtle white frame works well but I'm with the others in saying that the yellow backdrop is too prominant
30 Aug 2012 3:10PM
Very nice water lily, Treena gave this one her vote when i show her your work.xWink
Sorry about lack of critique, but thats just how we roll.

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