Saturday, July 15, 2006


Sorry to post two flower photos in a row, but I really like this one and I wanted to share it with you. Actually, for the sake of variety, let's consider yesterday's image an insect photo.

This is another daylily from Bethany's garden. I have shown you a few abstract images of these flowers, but this was the first time I captured the whole flower in a manner that was pleasing to me. Again, I used the telephoto technique instead of the macro technique and I think it turned out very well.

This photo has not been processed in any way except for sharpening (and cloning out one tiny flaw). The overcast sky provided the perfect level of diffused lighting and allowed for a well balanced exposure with vibrant colours.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 72mm, f/4.0, 1/160 sec, ISO 50


Blogger Laurie said...

These are a lovely shade. Mine are more orange than red. I love the different colr daylillies.

Lovely shot.

1:28 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger Sudhi said...

brilliant colors!!

2:33 PM, July 15, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Great color. I agree with Laurie...all the daylilies around the neighborhood are more orange. It's nice to see this color.

3:21 PM, July 15, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Maybe the best flower shot I have seen from you :)


4:47 PM, July 15, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

very very pretty, the red petals really pop against the green. The color is really amazing, especially without processing. I love photos of flowers, those who don't like them, just don't know how to take a shot to get it perfect and make it stand out. beautiful flower!

5:27 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

I love the red. Brilliant.

7:39 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Your last flower soht was awesome.
This one I'm not too sure about, it sounds odd, but this looks like it's rendered in 3D it doesn't look like a photo, maybe it's oversaturated or something but it looks fake, as in like that flower was added to the photo in photoshop or something.I know I'm going opposite to what everyone is saying and its odd to do that, but 3D comes to mind, not a photo.
None the less GREAT GREAT SHOT!!! for the vividity.

11:34 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Oh wait i think I know, you added a blur didn't you? I think that's what's making it look weird to me.The blur is too close to the flower making the flower ultra sharp, also as it was on darken mode, the rest of the picture lost the equivalent vividity.

11:35 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

No post processing? Dude it makes me feel guilty to have a DSLR man, when you the one who deserves it most doesn't have one, and I'll keep saying this over and over until you get one! :D

12:46 AM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

This is a beautiful lily and I can see why you were drawn to shoot it. Nice work with choice of "telephoto technique."

2:30 AM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...


3:40 AM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Suby impatiently waiting on another stonking shot from Timmy :(


4:37 AM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Looking over your recent photos, including this one, I have come to the conclusion that you now have to change the title of your web site. I don't think you can wear the "rookie" moniker any're just getting to good at your craft/art.

5:01 AM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Alessia said...

Bel blog!complimenti!

11:40 AM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Did I say WOW for the previous image. WOW WOW!! for this one!
I've found red coloured flowers a real pain to capture, but here you have done it so well.... Great shot.

11:45 AM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

Red over green always wins. Other than the beauty of this flower, I say you picked a nice perspective and good exposure. Let me see what else I missed during the week...

1:29 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

Beautiful Daylilly. No need to be sorry about posting it! :-) The lighting is perfect and does give a great 3-D effect. You feel as if you could reach out and touch it.

3:45 PM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Sandig said...

Great site. Fun shots. Just thought I would say hi... found you through mix pix. I will be back. :)))

4:40 PM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

Stunning colors!

5:30 PM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Nice job Tim...this is sweet!

6:56 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi Timmybomb.

Great Shot!

However, I find the two white spots (highlights) just to the right of the flower a bit distracting. Make them the same green as the leaves. do the same for the two white spot on the leaf in lower RH corner.Highlights tend to draw the eye to them - which leads the admirer of your work away from the beautiful flower - which is where you want the viewer to focus.

Everything else about this photo is great.

Call me so we can plan a photo outing - you can bring Bethany (she is one of my favorite daughters!).


10:12 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

beautiful & vibrant ;)

11:43 PM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous david said...

lovely shot with great colour: i would have cloned out the two white spots though.

5:10 AM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger Monterey John said...

super shot, Timmy. Great color, well composed.

6:28 AM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger Natalie said...

Very nicely done. I'm a sucker for that vibrant red color. =)

7:20 AM, July 17, 2006  

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