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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller

A client of mine gave me her amaryllis since she was going out of town and wouldn't see it bloom. I decided to photograph the bloom for her so she'd be able to enjoy it as well. I took three shots in total.. one distinctly me and two other ';pretty' shots. I rarely photograph what I see.. I photograph what I feel inside myself, so it was impossible for me to go with the other two empty shots. Hopefully she'll enjoy it.. i suppose we'll find out.
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Image size
3800x2533px 5.38 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
117 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 28, 2005, 9:57:00 AM
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ArtDyadya's avatar

Love this one, the critics are full of crap because a flower is not really supposed to be "Original"(just my opinion)

haha, anyway, gj!

MrChopiChong's avatar
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I'll start with mentioning that this is a lovely shot and I like it alot!
I adore the colours of this shot, white pink and a little bit of green can really do well apparently!
I love the focus of the photo and the composition is gennerally very nice!
But I think you could have experienced a bit more with the angle of this shot, many flowers have better vies than that...
Anyway, as I said, I love this shot!

You said you rarely photograph, but you should look for things you'll love as pictures a bit more often, I see potential... <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>
SolarLunix's avatar
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It's a beautiful piece. I would like to say. I love how the focus is on the closest petals and the "sex parts" of the flower (I'm currently forgetting the names I think one is the style and the other is the anther... I should know this as a science major). The hot pink color is nicely contrasted to the pretty blue background, I just wish that a little more of the flower was in focus.

The flower itself seems like it has been very well taken care of, as it doesn't show any signs of weathering or being eaten by bugs. It was a very pretty power to pick for a photo shoot.

I especially love the fact that you framed it in white. It really makes it poop and brings out the white in the flower. Great pick!
Hardrockangel's avatar
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I personally really like how vibrant the colours are, they immediately grab your attention. The focus on the heart of the flower is also really nice and the composition with the two leaves in the top-right corner works well.

However, I feel like the petals in the back area bit too much out of focus, up to the point where it starts to look a bit distracting if you look at the picture for long.

Since the heart of the flower is white, it already needs a bit more colour behind it to stand out more and I feel like the blurred petals are a tad to soft in colour to give it that bid of edge it needs to stand out more. I also think it could've looked better with a bit more sharpness to the green core.

All in all, though, I still stand by my first statement: it's colourful and it certainly succeeds in immediately grabbing your attention, I just think some parts might look better if they were a bit sharper. That being said: it's a good shot! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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Icydoesminecraft's avatar
i LOVED THIS SO MUCH i SET IT AS MY DESKTOP BACKROUND AND-oops I didn't see I had caps- and I favorited!
Lightning36's avatar
This shot is absolutely perfect and the flower looks beautiful just like you. ;)
LadyEllesmere's avatar
its very beautiful<3
JessiJellibean's avatar
This is a lovely photograph! I love the colours, so soft and calming. I love the way the strong pink looks against the light blue background. The focus is also very fitting as well. I quite like the way the stamen is protruding outwards almost like it's gonna come out the picture, and the way it's shaped kinda looks like it's beckoning to the viewer. It's a very interesting perspective, like you're seeing right into the flower. I love how clear it is that you can see all the lovely textures of the petal that's in focus.
Only problem I can find is that little bit of green in the corner, it's a bit distracting even though it's out of focus. I think it would have been cool if the rest of the image was blue, but then again that little bit of green somewhat compliments that bit of green inside the flower.
I also like the framing of the picture. The white frame I think completes the picture and it just helps bring out that white part of the stamen.
Really nice! :D
Ashalita's avatar
It reminds me of home...
RebeccaLongArt's avatar
What a gorgeous flower....what a gorgeous picture of a gorgeous flower. I feel like this is a wonderful angle and focus that makes this stand out from other flower shots. The way the stamen stands out in the middle is different from anything else I have ever seen. Another thing I enjoy about this picture is how you can see all of the detail on one petal and then the other petals are blurry.
~Cheers
amosis55's avatar
She's gotta love this.
teaspoon00's avatar
I love love love the focus on this picture.

just letting you know!

:p
vick-art's avatar
Feel
Sensory reflection collecting pools of pink echoes
lovely gracefully beckon come a bit closer
take a quick sip
beautiful expressive flower
dances merrily
ever after
feel my love
vick-art's avatar
Feel
Sensory reflection
Collecting Pools
of Pink Echos
Lovely gracefully beckon
Come a bit closer
Take a quick sip
Beautiful Expressive Flower
Dances Merrily
Ever After
Feel My Love
Berubara's avatar
Love this picture!
The flower seems clean and cold, sorrounded by white, and it's pink with touches of green gives a warm-almost-sexy feeling.
I'm a weak for flowers. I love to see them bloom too! But I don't like to cut them, and when somebody gives me flowers, that makes me a little bit sad, it's weird, maybe because I inconscious think that I'm having a corpse (a vegetal one ;) displayed in a jar.
Moonbeam13's avatar
Thank you so much and that's kinda neat :P
Berubara's avatar
You are very welcome!!:heart:
SterJ's avatar
Very nice. I like it a lot! :)
Umaki13's avatar
Beautiful! ^__^
Nix0xiN's avatar
It's interesting what you have focussed on here, because most people would go for the inside of the flower, or the petals, but you seem to have gone for the stamen-y thing.
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