Uploaded: May 29, 2006


Canon 28-135mm lens @ 95mm f/5-6 @ 1/90 sec ISO-200

Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: 1/2, ExposureTime: 1.11111111111111E-02, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 200, WhiteBalance: manual white balance


William Johnson May 29, 2006

Taken in my conservatory a couple of days ago. Critiques welcome. #454269

Julie Robinson May 29, 2006

A lovely image Bill - the colours so deep & vibrant- well done! #2826582

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 29, 2006

OMG!! Bill, this is really a stunning image. I've never thought of trying blue again black. With those white markings in the middle they look gorgeous!! Thanks for this idea. #2826613

William Johnson May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Julie, glad you think so. Bill J. #2826615

William Johnson May 29, 2006

Glad you like the idea Susan. I am just experimenting with thes backgrounds to see how they work out. It's nice to think that I've inspired you with the idea. Bill J. #2826644

Jenny Bosmans May 29, 2006

WOW!! Fantastic capture, Bill!! I love dark backgrounds!! :) #2826753

William Johnson May 29, 2006

Thank you for your comments Jenny. Bill J. #2826760

Lynne Morris May 29, 2006

Gorgeous capture Bill, looks so good against the black! #2827716

William Johnson May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Lynne, the black does seem popular dosn't it. Bill J. #2827820

William Johnson May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Lynne, the black does seem popular dosn't it. Bill J. #2827836

Nadya Johnson May 29, 2006

Not sure how I missed your GORGEOUS flower shots!! This one is totally sublime. WOW! That BLUE!! I think it's an iris not a lily, though. A 5-star shot and absolutely spectacular, Bill! #2828128

William Johnson May 29, 2006

Thank you for your lovely comments Nadya. Apologies to everyone for the wrong description, I did know it was an Iris, but for some reason called it a Lily !!! Bill J. #2828271

Jill Odice level-classic May 29, 2006

This is lovely not matter what name you call it :-) You know you can go to your member center and click on your pictures and change the name if you want :-) #2828300

William Johnson May 29, 2006

No, I wasn't aware that I could change the name that way Jill. I will have to change it later. Thank you for your comments and information. Bill J. #2828473

Bill Wyatt May 30, 2006

Wow awesome image, I like the colors and textures and the really stand out against the black bg! #2830671

William Johnson May 30, 2006

Thank you Bill. Nice comments. Bill J. #2831863

Ken Smith level-classic May 30, 2006

Very beautiful blues. Love the composition and sharpness. #2832192

William Johnson May 30, 2006

Thanks Ken, glad you like it. Bill J. #2832245

Amy JACKSON May 31, 2006

Gorgeous, Bill!!! You have taken some really nice flower shots lately!!! I really like them all! #2837133

William Johnson May 31, 2006

Thank you Amy- you are so kind. Bill J. #2837266

Art Kuntz May 31, 2006

This is a really great picture. Beautiful colors and focus is great. #2838544

Carol Teal May 31, 2006

I love this Bill! It does look great against the black background! And that blue is so vibrant! I have never seen an iris that color! #2838553

William Johnson June 01, 2006

Thank you for your kind comments Art & Carol - glad you like it. Bill J. #2841610

Corinne M. Thompson June 15, 2006

Beautiful Iris the colors against the background, great detail too! #2900182

William Johnson June 15, 2006

Glad you like it Corinne, and thank you for your nice comments. Bill J. #2900631

Amy JACKSON June 20, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill!! Way to go!!! :) #2923194

Ray Clarke June 20, 2006

Congratulations Bill! Great shot!!!(R&A) #2923274

Corinne M. Thompson June 20, 2006

Congrats on your Finalist! #2923316

William Johnson June 20, 2006

I would like to say a BIG Thank You to ALL BP Members who helped me achieve the award. It is a very humbling feeling. Bill J. #2923322

Jenny Bosmans June 21, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill!! :) #2924301

Nadya Johnson June 21, 2006

So glad to see your gorgeous photo in the finalists! I rather thought we'd see this one again. A huge congratulations, Bill! #2924551

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 21, 2006

Bill congratulations on this most beautiful and well deserving Finalist!! WTG!! #2925871

Carol Teal June 21, 2006

Congrats Bill! I am so happy for you! This is indeed a very beautiful photo! :) #2926968

William Johnson June 21, 2006

Thank you very much for you lovely congratulatory / comments, Jenny, Nadya, Susan and Carol. Being my 1st one, I am very pleased as you may gather. Bill J. #2927723

Sylvia Rossler June 24, 2006

Really beautiful Bill ! Big congrats on an amazing finalist :O) #2943453

William Johnson June 24, 2006

Glad you like it and thank you very much for you congratulations Sylvia. Bill J. #2943636

Kate Jackson June 29, 2006

This is so stunning Bill - many congratulations on your finalist! #2967188

William Johnson June 29, 2006

Thank you Kate. Bill J. #2968291

Bill Wyatt August 31, 2006

Congratulations my friend on your finalist! #3249907

William Johnson August 31, 2006

Thank you very much Bill. Bill J. #3251038

Mario Rocafuerte August 31, 2006

I hadn't seen this was a BetterPhoto Finalist, congratulations!
Keep up the great pics.

William Johnson September 01, 2006

Thank you very much Mario for you comments. Bill J. #3254682

James E. Coleman level-classic September 01, 2006


I have been trying to do something like this "after the fact" and very hard for me...this is indeed beautiful and worthy of the prize in my book.

Jim #3256307

William Johnson September 02, 2006

Thank you James, glad you think it is worthwhile for you to do a similar thing. Bill J. #3258598

Kay Beausoleil September 02, 2006

The background's great, and the composition is even better. Congratulations on your finalist, Bill! #3258987

Kathy Reeves September 02, 2006

Congratulations Bill an outstanding image!! #3258990

William Johnson September 03, 2006

Kay and Kathy, thank you both for you lovely comments, glad you like it. Bill J. #3261262

Kate Jackson September 23, 2006

Oh WOW this is so richly deserved Bill! Congratulations! #3351082

William Johnson September 24, 2006

Thank you for your very nice kind comments, Kate. Bill J. #3354146

Theresa M. VanderStaay September 29, 2006

Beautiful shot!...The colors are just stunning...the black background certainly enhance them also...Very deserving as a finalist...Awesome color, great DOF and the focus is amazing...Tessa :o) #3385448

Tami Rook September 29, 2006

The colors are breath taking, this is a WOW shot thank you for sharing
Tami #3385942

Mario Rocafuerte September 29, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist. I'm so happy to see that silver medal next to such a superb picture.

William Johnson September 29, 2006

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments, Theresa, Tami and Mario. Bill J. #3388909

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic November 08, 2006

Very Pretty flowers and picture..well done on the dark BG! #3560812

William Johnson November 08, 2006

Thank you Shelly. Bill J. #3561139

Susie Peek-Swint November 11, 2006

Beautiful rich velvety colours ~ many congrats Bill! #3573088

Claudette Anderson November 11, 2006

absolutely stunning - you got the vibrant colors down well. I'm an iris enthusiast (with 300 cultivars) and I'm thriving to find new ways to do iris (and plant) protraits that are a typical. Not as easy as one would think!~ Again, beautiful portrait! #3574288

William Johnson November 11, 2006

Thank you very much for your kind comments, Susie and Claudette. Bill J. #3574412

Raymond Pauly November 21, 2006

Beautiful floral image, Bill! I had missed this one! Good thing I checked into your gallery! Really beautiful! #3614361

William Johnson November 21, 2006

Thank you looking back Raymond. Glad you like this one. Bill J. #3614391

Carol Sawyer November 24, 2006

Hi Bill, I also missed this one, Beautiful image and congratulations on this one!! #3626356

William Johnson November 24, 2006

Thank you for looking back and se this one Carol. I'm glad you like it. Bill J. #3627975

Jill Odice level-classic November 25, 2006

The colors here are wonderful! Nice shot Bill! #3631269

William Johnson November 25, 2006

Glad you like it Jill, thanks for looking back. Bill J. #3631803

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett January 16, 2007

Super capture, Bill ... really like that dark blue on black ..

Nice Work!

Steve Hurkett #3827692

Roxanne M. Bubar February 03, 2007

Stunning!!!!!! A big congrats. #3907989

William Johnson February 04, 2007

Thank you Hurk, glad you like it. Bill J. #3909868

William Johnson February 04, 2007

Thank you very much for you comments Roxanne, Bill J. #3909881

anonymous February 05, 2007

Stunning capture Bill! I Love The Intense Color!! WTG #3916106

William Johnson February 15, 2007

Thank you very much Barbara for your nice comments. Bill J. #3950991

February 15, 2007

Great point of view and I like the crisp edge that the background gives the leaf #3951257

Mary K. Robison February 21, 2007

Very belated CONGRATULATIONS on this spectacular finalist, Bill! #3970834

William Johnson February 21, 2007

Thank you very much, Nolan and Mary for commenting on this image. Your comments are much appreciated. Bill J. #3970980

Laura Clay-Ballard February 22, 2007

awesome shot! it's perfect. #3976275

Dirkje Diana Fem. Reuvekamp February 23, 2007

Wonderful picture..
Nice colours..
I like it..
Dirkje;) #3977503

William Johnson February 24, 2007

Thank you for your comments Laura & Dirkje. Bill J. #3981153

March 10, 2007

Congratulations Bill being a finalist, this is truly beatifull.
Brenda Pugh. #4041884

Peggy J. Maguire March 27, 2007

Stunning Image Bill,Super win!! #4102207

William Johnson March 27, 2007

Thank you very much for you nice comments Peggy. Bill J. #4102886

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 29, 2008

A gorgeous finalist, Bill!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! ♫ k #6246187

Husain Akhtar December 28, 2008

Simply beautiful, my friend! Congratulations!
Happy New Year - 'You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday'!

Dianna Murphy February 24, 2009

Wow, really gorgeous. #7208331

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