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Lily of the Valley
  Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
Madison, WI
© Ravi S. Hirekatur
Canon EOS 30D Digi...
Susan Weisensel
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    Very Pretty Ravi.
I'm from Madison, WI.

10/26/2011 11:11:30 PM

Michelle Alton
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Exquisite, Ravi.

10/27/2011 2:26:47 AM

Ravi S. Hirekatur

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Thanks Michelle and Susan for your nice comments. I found these in my backyard and used a macro lens to capture it.

10/27/2011 8:47:58 AM

Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this beautiful POTD - a flower I have always found to be a "challenge"!!

11/19/2011 3:50:15 AM

Andre Larose
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Beautiful composition!

Very nice POTD congratulations.


11/19/2011 3:51:09 AM

Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! I can smell it!

11/19/2011 3:51:16 AM

Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your lovely POTD, Ravi.

11/19/2011 4:30:25 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

11/19/2011 4:36:14 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Beautifully captured, Ravi...congratulations on your POTD!!

11/19/2011 4:41:52 AM

Shirley A. Kinney
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Gorgeous, Ravi. Congrats on your POTD.

11/19/2011 4:52:32 AM

Heather Loewenhardt
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Lovely contrast in colours Ravi. Congrats on POTD!

11/19/2011 5:02:20 AM

Susan D. Royce
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Gorgeous, Ravi. Congratulations on your POTD!

11/19/2011 5:43:58 AM

Johnnie Ann Gaskill
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Beautiful image! I especially like the soft background and the "rhythm" created by all those triangles (points).

11/19/2011 6:31:41 AM

Erika G. Gossett

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Beautiful capture! Love lily of the valley flowers, I can almost smell them! Congratulations on your lovely POTD, Ravi!

11/19/2011 7:03:12 AM

PiperAnne L. Worcester
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Simply lovely!

11/19/2011 7:50:18 AM

Dene Shaver
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Just beautiful!

11/19/2011 8:26:50 AM

Lori Carlson
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O my gosh!! L O V E this beauty, Ravi!! Big congrats on your special recognition!! =)

11/19/2011 8:35:31 AM

Usman Bajwa
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Wonderful macro work, Ravi. CONGRATZ on the POTD!!!


11/19/2011 9:00:07 AM

Lisa B. North
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This is one of my favorite smelling flowers! What a beautiful showcase for this lovely flower!

11/19/2011 9:07:53 AM

Indira Klotzer

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Just beautiful! very nice capture. Congrats

11/19/2011 9:26:56 AM

Julianne Bradford
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I love lily of the valley..this is beautiful! Congrats on your potd :-)

11/19/2011 9:44:14 AM

Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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WOW, now that is the way to take such delicate flowers bring them up close and let them shine...Bravo Ravi for you POTD and your amazing macro work.

11/19/2011 10:31:59 AM

Phyllis A. Houghton
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Beautiful. Love the DOF. Congratulations!

11/19/2011 10:44:16 AM

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So simple and so beautiful. Congratulations.

11/19/2011 12:41:41 PM

Craig W. Myers
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Gorgeous image. A beautiful triad composition.

11/19/2011 12:46:59 PM

Sharon K. King
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So dainty and beautiful!

11/19/2011 1:05:01 PM

Rosemary Sampson
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Awesome capture. Love the placment and the softness of this wonderful photo.

11/19/2011 1:57:31 PM

Mary K. Robison
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Delicately beautiful ~
Congratulations on your POTD!

11/19/2011 5:36:33 PM

Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful POTD Ravi!

11/19/2011 11:32:46 PM

Guy D. Biechele
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Really lovely image. Congrats, Ravi!

11/20/2011 5:17:53 AM

Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Ravi. Wonderful light and depth. Well done!!


11/20/2011 5:31:35 AM

Nancy L. Green
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BEAUTIFULLY done Ravi, we had these in our yard where I grew up, this takes me back, WTG!! <><

11/20/2011 7:20:37 AM

Ravi S. Hirekatur

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Wow! What a nice response from so many people! Thank you all very much for your comments. Some have asked me about the settings. Here is how I took the picture. Used Canon 100/f2.8 macro on Canon 30D, tripod mounted without flash. ISO 200, f8, 0.3 secs. The image was uncropped. There was soft natural backlighting. It was difficult to isolate the flowers as there were several clusters of them. I tried different angles and experimented with apertures from f2.8 - f16. This one turned out just right w/ dof sufficient for getting details in the flowers and soften up the leaves around them.
Thanks again for all the comments.

11/20/2011 8:12:34 AM

Martin L. Heavner
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Beautiful shot, Ravi -- great control of the DOF and wonderful colors and composition. Recognition as POTD is well deserved!

11/20/2011 8:57:44 AM

Nikki McDonald
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Belated congratulations on the well-deserved POTD, Ravi -- and I get the bonus of enjoying the detail on your settings as well as the beauty of the image. Like others, I love these tiny flowers and am delighted with your capture of them here.

11/25/2011 6:18:37 AM

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