Julia Parrish  

Gloriosa Lily by Julia Parrish

September 2023 - Gloriosa Lily

About the Image(s)

This is a Gloriosa Lily, also called a Fire Lily. I visited a nearby botanical garden and these flowers fascinated me. I darkened the background to set off the beautiful lily as I found the background too distracting.

4 comments posted

Jill Attaway   Jill Attaway
Julia - really interesting flower and composition! The colors are so luminescent. I wouldn't have known this was a lily without your description as I first thought it might be some type of sea creature. Great details and sharpness - especially like the water droplets.   Posted: 09/06/2023 12:37:35

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Very bright and eye-catching. I would like to have seen something in the background, even muted, so that the flower isn't "floating" as this one is... Also, a thin neutral border would completed the image.   Posted: 09/18/2023 15:36:33

Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Image is beautiful, good post processing, would have been interesting to see the original. I agree with Shirley's comment, in my opinion a thin gray stroke would improve the image.   Posted: 09/21/2023 11:03:57

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Good composition. Very interesting flower. I also did not recognize this as a lily. Agree that it does need a stroke.   Posted: 09/22/2023 19:49:23


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