BetterPhoto.com - Become a better photographer today!
EMAIL:
PASSWORD:
remember me:     
     


Photo Discussion

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

 
Lily of the Valley
  Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
Madison, WI
© Ravi S. Hirekatur
ravihirekaturimages....
Canon EOS 30D Digi...
 
 
 
Susan Weisensel
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery

member since: 9/12/2005
    Very Pretty Ravi.
I'm from Madison, WI.

10/26/2011 11:11:30 PM

 
Michelle Alton
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Michelle
Michelle's Gallery

member since: 5/3/2007
 

Exquisite, Ravi.

10/27/2011 2:26:47 AM

 
Ravi S. Hirekatur
ravihirekaturimages.com

member since: 5/25/2005
 

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
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Janet
Janet's Gallery

member since: 8/16/2006
 

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

11/19/2011 3:50:15 AM

 
Andre Larose
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Andre
Andre's Gallery
visionphotographique.com

member since: 7/20/2011
 

Beautiful composition!

Very nice POTD congratulations.

André

11/19/2011 3:51:09 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Marilyn
Marilyn's Gallery
marilyncornwell.com

member since: 5/7/2008
 

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! I can smell it!

11/19/2011 3:51:16 AM

 
Karen Celella
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karen-celella-photography.com

member since: 7/11/2007
 

Congratulations on your lovely POTD, Ravi.

11/19/2011 4:30:25 AM

 
Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Joy
Joy's Gallery

member since: 6/26/2002
 

congrats on the POTD

11/19/2011 4:36:14 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com

member since: 7/6/2008
 

Beautifully captured, Ravi...congratulations on your POTD!!

11/19/2011 4:41:52 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/1/2006
 

Gorgeous, Ravi. Congrats on your POTD.

11/19/2011 4:52:32 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Heather
Heather's Gallery

member since: 10/2/2007
 

Lovely contrast in colours Ravi. Congrats on POTD!

11/19/2011 5:02:20 AM

 
Susan D. Royce
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery

member since: 11/8/2008
 

Gorgeous, Ravi. Congratulations on your POTD!

11/19/2011 5:43:58 AM

 
Johnnie Ann Gaskill
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Johnnie Ann
Johnnie Ann's Gallery

member since: 5/20/2007
 

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

member since: 4/18/2008
 

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
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/11/2005
 

Simply lovely!

11/19/2011 7:50:18 AM

 
Dene Shaver
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Dene
Dene's Gallery

member since: 12/31/2008
 

Just beautiful!

11/19/2011 8:26:50 AM

 
Lori Carlson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/11/2005
 

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
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery

member since: 4/11/2006
 

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

UB.

11/19/2011 9:00:07 AM

 
Lisa B. North
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Lisa
Lisa's Gallery

member since: 8/18/2005
 

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

member since: 7/16/2011
 

Just beautiful! very nice capture. Congrats

11/19/2011 9:26:56 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Julianne
Julianne's Gallery

member since: 3/11/2009
 

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

11/19/2011 9:44:14 AM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/10/2005
 

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
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Phyllis
Phyllis's Gallery
phyllishoughton.com

member since: 3/17/2006
 

Beautiful. Love the DOF. Congratulations!

11/19/2011 10:44:16 AM

 
Carmen GUTIERREZ
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Carmen
Carmen's Gallery

member since: 10/9/2011
 

So simple and so beautiful. Congratulations.

11/19/2011 12:41:41 PM

 
Craig W. Myers
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Craig
Craig's Gallery
leaperphotos.com

member since: 2/1/2008
 

Gorgeous image. A beautiful triad composition.

11/19/2011 12:46:59 PM

 
Sharon K. King
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Sharon
Sharon's Gallery

member since: 4/2/2005
 

So dainty and beautiful!

11/19/2011 1:05:01 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Rosemary
Rosemary's Gallery

member since: 11/13/2004
 

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

11/19/2011 1:57:31 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Mary
Mary's Gallery

member since: 6/30/2003
 

Delicately beautiful ~
Congratulations on your POTD!

11/19/2011 5:36:33 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Katarina
Katarina's Gallery
katarina-mansson-photography.com

member since: 7/4/2006
 

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD Ravi!

11/19/2011 11:32:46 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Guy
Guy's Gallery

member since: 7/15/2000
 

Really lovely image. Congrats, Ravi!

11/20/2011 5:17:53 AM

 
Richard D. Love
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Richard
Richard's Gallery
damilophototravel.com

member since: 6/3/2007
 

Congratulations, Ravi. Wonderful light and depth. Well done!!

Rick

11/20/2011 5:31:35 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery

member since: 4/16/2006
 

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
ravihirekaturimages.com

member since: 5/25/2005
 

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.
Ravi

11/20/2011 8:12:34 AM

 
Martin L. Heavner
BetterPhoto Member
heavnerphoto.com

member since: 7/5/2007
 

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
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Nikki
Nikki's Gallery

member since: 11/6/2006
 

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

 
To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

Copyright © 1996-2014 BetterPhoto.com, Inc.® All Rights Reserved.