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Red lily

By AnnChown  
I'm not at all sure how this one will go down as it is soooo bold. I took it yesterday in my garden. However, here goes; if you don't like it, please say so!! I won't mind at all and it certainly won't be the end of the world! I was just trying something different.
It is the most beautiful morning here - hot, sunny and sultry; we had breakfast in the garden!
Thanks for looking and thanks for your time.

Tags: Shadows Lily Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: ClairelouD, mrswoolybill, pronabk and 28 more

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2 Sep 2011 9:24AM
I like it. Something different to see the stamen as shadows. Very good!
Claire Smile

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1872 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 9:27AM
Different, and very clever observation. I've often enjoyed the tiny, precise shadows cast by stamens in flower pictures, this gives them pride of place!
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 9:36AM
The boldness really makes the concept, Ann, helped in no small measure by your use of a 'stretched' format.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 10:13AM
That is a great exciting image. Great capture. Carole
It's fablous for me Ann, Id have that down to the printers tout suite, or words tp that effect. Great close viweew wonderful colou and the composition across the diagonal is perfect.

It's worth more than a comment so here's my award for the week Ann, well done.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
2 Sep 2011 10:53AM
Well seen. and composed. Love the colours and the riot of stamens.
It's been super in our garden today too. We'd better make the most of it.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 10:56AM
Absolutely stunning Ann, fabulous vibrant red and I love the shadows. Great composition too.

marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 10:57AM
Ann this is a lovely image, well composed and the shadows are just perfect. The depth of field is pretty clever to with the focus fading in just the right place...
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Sep 2011 10:59AM
Excellent shot: good to try something different, but you have to spot the opportunity in the first place, then capitalise on that, and you have done both with expertise. I too like the elegant simplicity here, the cast shadows on the petal so well displayed.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 11:45AM
Thanks Dougie for the UA - I'm chuffed to bits!
Anna62 6 1 Australia
2 Sep 2011 12:49PM
Ann..I must say this is absolutely stunning. I love the richness of the red and the shadows of the stamen. Very well taken Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 1:01PM
this is just stunning ann congratulations on the very well deserved ua top shot Wink
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
2 Sep 2011 2:29PM
A very clever and well seen image. Congrats on the award Ann. This is very special...........Sandy
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 3:38PM
Trying something different is the way forward !!!!!.......& this shot is progress in leaps &'s a stunner !!

Well seen, & beautifully photographed, to achieve a wonderfully creative image, with lovely detail & rich colour.....a great
piece of work that I can't praise enough !!!!.......1st class & one to be proud of !
danbrann 13 636 17
2 Sep 2011 4:47PM
You do yourself an injustice Ann. that is so well observed and processed.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 5:51PM
This is lovely Ann.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 6:21PM
I like it lots Ann - its different and interesting. Well done.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 7:21PM
Perfect detail and gorgeous colour, its a cracking shot. I would put this on the wall at home if it was mine.
Very striking ,Ann,I like it a lot
Great colours,light and shadows Smile
2 Sep 2011 9:48PM
I like, a wonderful use of shadow in this excellent image.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2011 1:27PM
A wonderful shot from a great angle. Love the lighting and shadow. Paul
TJC63 6 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 9:10AM
A lovely image with a wonderful depth of colour and the shadows are perfect!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Sep 2011 11:52AM
wow this is a great composition well spotted and framed!
4 Sep 2011 6:19PM
Pleased to be 30 Ann, I just love those shadows.

John Smile

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