Doris King  

Daylily by Doris King

September 2023 - Daylily

About the Image(s)

This image was taken early one morning in June without a tripod. I shot it using shallow depth of field to give it an abstract quality and cropped it in a square format. Post processing was done in Lightroom.
Camera: Nikon Z6 with Nikon 60mm Micro lens
Settings: ISO:100 f 3.0 1/500 sec

6 comments posted

Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
(Groups 11 & 16)
Hello Doris - I'm in Groups 16 and 11. One of my images is also in the Showcase, but I was blown away by your image of the garlic and garlic press! It has WOW and impact. Have you won awards with it?   Posted: 09/15/2023 02:32:43
Doris King   Doris King
Thanks Darlene for your positive comment. I've only entered "Garlic on Press" in competition and it received a score of A with honors. Sorry I missed seeing you Showcase image. I'm not sure which one was yours but your black and white rendition of "The Grand Tetons" in group 11 is magnificent.   Posted: 09/18/2023 19:30:54

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Doris, the bud of your day lily is tack sharp. I really like it against the green bokeh. I wonder if you would have moved just a bit to the right whether your whole background could have been that green background. As green is a complimentary color to yellow, it gives a pleasing look to the eye.   Posted: 09/19/2023 06:53:45

Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Hi, Doris!

To my eye those details in the lily bud are beautifully captured and the lighting suggests a surrealistic feel to the image for me. I enjoy seeing the vibrant yellow against the contrast of the lovely green background.

The blue illuminated column seems to be somewhat distracting for me.   Posted: 09/19/2023 11:52:08

Ruth Mayer
I like all of the vivid colors of this. Especially the yellow bud. I think you might could try is to tone the blue down, but with all the different colors this works as an abstract.   Posted: 09/19/2023 23:17:47

James Silliman   James Silliman
WOW! This image of the Day Lily bud with its "abstract quality" blows me away. The soft greenery really makes the yellow bud pop. The only suggestion I would offer is bring that stem in the lower left out of the corner of the frame, making a slight rectangular format. Fantastic image!   Posted: 09/20/2023 20:04:45


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