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Rose Lily 1 & 2 by Doug Wolters

June 2022 - Rose Lily 1 & 2

June 2022 - Doug Wolters

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Rose Lilies 1 & 2

A rose lily is a double lily. The first was shot on a rail, 65 shots, processed in Helicon, with a Canon 5D Mark III, 105mm Sigma macro lens, 0.8 sec at f / 10. The second shot was made with the Lensbaby Soft Focus II. Which do you like better?

11 comments posted

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Doug, this is just GORGEOUS ! I prefer the first shot over the one with the lens baby.
I've never heard of this kind of flower and would love to see more ! The exposure, the detail, the colors, just all are beautiful and congratulations, I love it !
On the lens baby image, I would like to see a bit more in focus, it's too out of focus for me.   Posted: 06/13/2022 14:14:46
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
There is something inbetween. This in this shot, I stacked the front petal to the back pink one at f 3.5, leaving the very back petals out of focus. What do you think?   Posted: 06/14/2022 12:27:42
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Carrie Hannigan   Carrie Hannigan
Beautiful photo! Of the first two, I like the first one over the Lensbaby, but the third option works even better as a combination of the two approaches. The first one is beautiful, but the third one is beautiful and artistic (which is my favorite combination). The little bit of softness without the glow keeps all the amazing details, but helps the eye focus on the key part of the flower.   Posted: 06/14/2022 16:12:51

Robert Cordivari   Robert Cordivari
This is a really tremendous photo - it's amazing what detail you all get with your flower photos. I enlarged this on my screen to see some of the detail and was amazed at how much it looked to me that I was viewing a watercolor print. I most definitely like the submitted photo over the original.   Posted: 06/14/2022 10:34:48

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Nice image of the lily 1. The colors are great. What does doing 65 images have over 1 or 2 shots? The detail and colors are great.   Posted: 06/16/2022 11:38:46
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
Multiple images insure that there is no drop off in the Depth of Field.   Posted: 06/16/2022 15:03:11

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
I definitely prefer #1. I wonder if you have ever considered
using a textured background? Sometimes they offer fabulous results.   Posted: 06/17/2022 13:43:02
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
Yes. But I need to learn more about how to do it in Photoshop. Some day. What do you think about #3 (reply to Donna)?   Posted: 06/17/2022 14:09:57

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
It's pretty but my taste leans toward a sharper result. If you would like some lessons, email me at and I'll be happy to work with you or better yet, call me at 561-752-3992 I'll be home all week-end and we can talk.   Posted: 06/17/2022 15:20:37
Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
Thank you! Will call.   Posted: 06/17/2022 17:39:50
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
any time   Posted: 06/17/2022 20:46:25


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