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Alstroemeria in the dark

By DolphinLady
I'm not too sure about this one, but what the heck, here it is for you to tell me what you think.
Taken in a darkened room with tissue paper over the light to try to make it softer.
I think maybe I concentrated too much on the flower & forgot the lovely shape & colour of the stem & leaves.
Anyway, I hope you like it & will be kind to me with your critique....not too kind or I won't get it right the next time........

Thank you for your lovely response to my last upload of my unknown Rose.
I think I may have found out which one it is, just got to get it certified.....

I hope you are all well.
Take care,
Hilary (*.*)x

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: mudge, MandsH, BERTRAM and 52 more

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mudge Plus
15 942 75 England
27 Oct 2009 7:53AM
Good presentation

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27 Oct 2009 7:54AM
This is lovely, I like the concentration on the flower
Stunning presentation.
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 8:10AM
You'll get it right next time quite simply because you got it right this time!! Perfectly focused, the details and shape of the leaves and stem are still there. The diagonal format works so well. Lovely presentation. What's to fault?

MrsS Plus
11 4.5k 18 England
27 Oct 2009 8:17AM
These are just lovely, given me some ideas for whilst I'm out of commission Smile

Fran x
27 Oct 2009 8:34AM
A wonderful image.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1855 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:11AM
The light catching the leaves is particularly effective. Soft, but there's enough to create shadow.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:37AM
Gorgeous light and capture.

Marilyn x
8 3 10 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:47AM
Simply stunning.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:57AM
The light catching the leaves is what struck me first. No doubt it is an optical illusion, but the illumination on the outstretched leaf varies according to its position on the screen! Overall this is a beautiful image with plenty of space for the flower to breathe.
Beautiful work !

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
27 Oct 2009 10:33AM

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Oct 2009 11:35AM
The slightly more than a hint of foliage set this off quite nicely-- beautifully enhanced by the darkness!
27 Oct 2009 11:40AM
wonderful image
27 Oct 2009 12:09PM
Good morning .. you have nothing to worry about with this lovely shot... it is perfect !!!
27 Oct 2009 12:27PM
Looks great Hilary

27 Oct 2009 12:38PM
superb Hilary
8 10 10 England
27 Oct 2009 12:53PM
Lovely image very well presented.
TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
28 Oct 2009 3:04PM
Beautiful presentation.
28 Oct 2009 7:43PM
Hi Hilary
fantastic shot!
28 Oct 2009 11:05PM
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
30 Oct 2009 4:49AM
What...a...BEAUT. Hilary, first off, lovely pose. Second off, you've taken out just the right amount of light. Any more and you would've had burnout of the whites. So glad you included those leaves too. I like the way they're 'presenting' the flowers! Like "Ta-daaaa"...


brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2009 6:44PM
A beautiful flower shot Hilary, excellently exposed!
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2009 9:56PM
Lovely, just right, the above comments should tell you there's no problem with this one.
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
31 Oct 2009 9:58PM
looks good to me.lesley
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2009 9:47AM
I think it works very well Hilary. Great response too. I'm not alone in liking the black background- sets it off so well
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
9 Nov 2009 6:28PM
A beautifully presented floral image Hilary, you do these so well
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
10 Nov 2009 11:16PM
Hilary, this is just stunning,
The presentation is perfect.
I dont think you had anything to worry about with this one Hilary.

Gecko Plus
11 25 Australia
16 Nov 2009 7:06AM
Beautiful! Pam
21 Jan 2010 12:32PM
Beautiful image.

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