Lily of the Valley

© Ravi S. Hirekatur

Lily of the Valley

Susan Weisensel level-classic 10/26/2011 11:11:30 PM

Very Pretty Ravi.
I'm from Madison, WI. #1418404

Michelle Alton level-classic 10/27/2011 2:26:47 AM

Exquisite, Ravi. #9765638

Ravi S. Hirekatur level-classic 10/27/2011 8:47:58 AM

Thanks Michelle and Susan for your nice comments. I found these in my backyard and used a macro lens to capture it. #9766390

Janet McNeil level-classic 11/19/2011 3:50:15 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD - a flower I have always found to be a "challenge"!! #9818317

Andre Larose level-classic 11/19/2011 3:51:09 AM

Beautiful composition!

Very nice POTD congratulations.

André #9818319

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 11/19/2011 3:51:16 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! I can smell it! #9818321

Karen Celella level-classic 11/19/2011 4:30:25 AM

Congratulations on your lovely POTD, Ravi. #9818394

Joy Rector level-classic 11/19/2011 4:36:14 AM

congrats on the POTD #9818402

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 11/19/2011 4:41:52 AM

Beautifully captured, Ravi...congratulations on your POTD!! #9818416

Shirley A. Kinney level-classic 11/19/2011 4:52:32 AM

Gorgeous, Ravi. Congrats on your POTD. #9818443

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 11/19/2011 5:02:20 AM

Lovely contrast in colours Ravi. Congrats on POTD! #9818464

Susan D. Royce level-classic 11/19/2011 5:43:58 AM

Gorgeous, Ravi. Congratulations on your POTD! #9818507

Johnnie Ann Gaskill level-classic 11/19/2011 6:31:41 AM

Beautiful image! I especially like the soft background and the "rhythm" created by all those triangles (points). #9818559

Erika G. Gossett level-classic 11/19/2011 7:03:12 AM

Beautiful capture! Love lily of the valley flowers, I can almost smell them! Congratulations on your lovely POTD, Ravi! #9818616

PiperAnne L. Worcester 11/19/2011 7:50:18 AM

Simply lovely! #9818655

Dene Shaver level-classic 11/19/2011 8:26:50 AM

Just beautiful! #9818695

Lori Carlson level-classic 11/19/2011 8:35:31 AM

O my gosh!! L O V E this beauty, Ravi!! Big congrats on your special recognition!! =) #9818702

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/19/2011 9:00:07 AM

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

UB. #9818733

Lisa B. North level-classic 11/19/2011 9:07:53 AM

This is one of my favorite smelling flowers! What a beautiful showcase for this lovely flower! #9818737

Indira Klotzer level-classic 11/19/2011 9:26:56 AM

Just beautiful! very nice capture. Congrats #9818791

Julianne Bradford level-classic 11/19/2011 9:44:14 AM

I love lily of the valley..this is beautiful! Congrats on your potd :-) #9818846

Carolyn M. DAlessandro level-classic 11/19/2011 10:31:59 AM

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. #9818949

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 11/19/2011 10:44:16 AM

Beautiful. Love the DOF. Congratulations! #9818963

Carmen GUTIERREZ level-classic 11/19/2011 12:41:41 PM

So simple and so beautiful. Congratulations. #9819152

Craig W. Myers level-classic 11/19/2011 12:46:59 PM

Gorgeous image. A beautiful triad composition. #9819160

sharon K. King level-classic 11/19/2011 1:05:01 PM

So dainty and beautiful! #9819182

Rosemary Sampson level-classic 11/19/2011 1:57:31 PM

Awesome capture. Love the placment and the softness of this wonderful photo. #9819246

Mary K. Robison level-classic 11/19/2011 5:36:33 PM

Delicately beautiful ~
Congratulations on your POTD! #9819494

Katarina Mansson level-classic 11/19/2011 11:32:46 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD Ravi! #9819996

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 11/20/2011 5:17:53 AM

Really lovely image. Congrats, Ravi! #9820346

Richard D. Love level-classic 11/20/2011 5:31:35 AM

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

Rick #9820372

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/20/2011 7:20:37 AM

BEAUTIFULLY done Ravi, we had these in our yard where I grew up, this takes me back, WTG!! <>< #9820606

Ravi S. Hirekatur level-classic 11/20/2011 8:12:34 AM

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 #9820678

Martin L. Heavner level-classic 11/20/2011 8:57:44 AM

Beautiful shot, Ravi -- great control of the DOF and wonderful colors and composition. Recognition as POTD is well deserved! #9820745

Nikki McDonald level-classic 11/25/2011 6:18:37 AM

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. #9829687

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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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