Blue Silk

© Bill Wyatt

Blue Silk

Uploaded: October 01, 2007


As I was shooting Sunday morning a light rain started and for a couple minutes it was glorious, then the bottom fell out.
I had to run for cover and the shoot was over.
Sigma 105mm macro lens, 1/25s @ F/8, ISO 200, tripod and manual focus.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/25, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 200, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 105mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D


Karen Slagle October 01, 2007

Wow Bill, this is fabulous. What kind of flower is this? Love the blue and the darker blue bg. The few raindrops you captured paid off in this gorgeous image. #751589

Bill Wyatt October 01, 2007

There was no sign at this bush/vine. The flowers were about the size of a nickel maybe that big. My focus was on the stamen it was so small like a fat hair lol. #4870896

Beverly A. Wright October 01, 2007

Your timing was pretty good, at least you got this beauty!! Love the color of the flower, and the bg colors as well!!
That flower looks so soft & delicate!!
Sweet capture Bill!! #4870909

Carla Metzler October 01, 2007

That's a beauty, Bill! I love the softness. #4870915

Patrick Rouzes October 01, 2007

Magnificent focusing, detail, comp, colors, & b/g on this incredible capture!!! This is exceptional work here, Bill!!! WTG, my friend!!! #4870966

Stephen Zacker October 01, 2007

Wow.. a truly stunning macro, Bill #4870993

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 01, 2007

Wonderful presentation of this beautiful flower, very well done Bill!! <>< #4871176

Sharon King October 01, 2007

Bill, I have to tell you, this is one of the most beautiful florals I have ever seen!!! This is stunning!!! #4871474

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 01, 2007

This is the best of the best, Bill!!!!! I have never seen such a magnificent image of a flower!!!! It is truly beyond words!!!!! ♫ k #4871502

Phillip R. Connolly October 02, 2007

Bill, the composition, colour, details and shallow DOF make this a special image. Very nicely taken.


Jennifer L. Alder October 02, 2007

This is a winning image!!!
STUNNING in every way, Bill
:) #4871910

Margaret R. Barry October 02, 2007

Stunning macro, Bill. Absolutely gorgeous! #4872092

Carol Sawyer October 02, 2007

Gorgeous macro, beautiful color, great DOF and details, Bill! #4872134

Glenn E. Urquhart October 02, 2007

Like the Rich hues of blue, clarity, soft lighting and contrast, Well Composed and Quite Beautiful, Bill!!! Outstanding Work and VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4872236

Robert R. Goodman October 02, 2007

Stunning detail my friend.Awesome macro and great color!!!!!!! #4872455

Joy Rector October 02, 2007

excellent, gorgeous #4872499

Cyn Valentine October 02, 2007

Stunning capture the color and clarity! #4872506

Nina Shields October 02, 2007

Bill, this is breath taking; gorgeous focus work and the composition and color shading are outstanding; terrific macro work! #4872508

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 02, 2007

This is Beautiful Bill! Great comp, lighting and color! Jeff #4872561

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe October 02, 2007

Hey Bill! Love this photo. The tones and gentleness of the flower really do appeal to me! Hope you kept all dry!
kk #4872681

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 02, 2007

Wow!! Absolutely a captivating floral image and capture, Bill!! The more I look at it, more I love it. #4872875

Sam Britt October 02, 2007

Very beautiful Bill! Great color & DOF. I like the water drops also. #4873007

Amy JACKSON October 02, 2007

Beautiful image, Bill!! #4873048

Melissa G. Meiselman October 02, 2007

This is breathtakingly beautiful, Bill! You'd have a gorgeous macro with ultra sharp detail, along with a soft feel of that beautiful blue flower! #4873100

Inge S. Lasmana October 02, 2007

Very beautiful soft effects with excellent focusing, Bill! #4873126

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 02, 2007

Very beautiful and soft Bill!,
Amalia #4873453

Sandra R. Alvey October 02, 2007

...WOW! This capture is just SO stunning! Bill the details, selective focus, color, lighting, blur in the BG, PERFECTION! Great capture hon!

Sandi #4873650

Karen Engelbreth October 02, 2007

Stunning macro, bill - wonderful color! #4874147

Nadine A. Lewis October 02, 2007

WOW!!!!!! Bill, you keep out doing yourself!!! This is GORGEOUS! <>< #4874198

John Connolly October 02, 2007

What a brilliant macro image Bill! Your color and petal detail are extraordinary! Fabulous work, my friend! #4874345

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 02, 2007

Blue on Blue for a perfect macro image, Great work, Bill. #4874368

eileen bedford October 02, 2007

Awesome color and detail on this Bill, love the comp and softness of this. Glad you got the capture before 'the bottom fell out'... Well done... #4874376

October 02, 2007

This is beautiful! lovely and delicate wonderful color and clarity beautiful presentation! #4874402

Lynne Morris October 02, 2007

Awesome macro Bill,wonderful colours and details! #4874572

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 02, 2007

One of the most beautiful flower macros I have seen in a long, long time. I hope you get what you have coming to you with this Bill! Your pal, Allen #4874579

October 02, 2007

EXQUISITE!!!! #4874895

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 02, 2007

This is such a beautiful macro Bill! Love the little water drops, the blues and your comp. #4874986

Cassie L. Woodlee October 02, 2007

WOW bill, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! #4875161

October 02, 2007

I love the background in this!!! Gorgeous macro floral!!! #4875326

Emily E. Bem October 02, 2007

Holy Smokes! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing clarity and focus....perfect colour! #4875646

Emily E. Bem October 02, 2007

Holy Smokes! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing clarity and focus....perfect colour! #4875647

Lorraine A. Cook October 02, 2007

To obtain is beautiful shot....the rain was a 'blessing', Bill!<:)) #4875890

Marijana Fajgl October 03, 2007

What a tender and delicate image, Bill! It is perfect, wonderful colours, details and composition. I love it! #4878448

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 03, 2007

Beautiful! Love the colors, drops and BG! #4879184

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe October 03, 2007

Beautiful soft colors, raindrops and DOF, Bill! #4879218

David Phalen October 03, 2007

Sorry about the rain. Happy you were able to get this beauty. #4879568

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 04, 2007

I would say you timed this beautifully. WOW! Gorgeous colors and dof, Bill! #4883345

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett October 05, 2007

What a lovely floral presentation, Bill. This is beautiful! .. love the soft, satiny effects on this petal .. Steve #4884877

Alexandra Hankova October 05, 2007

Georgeous! Wonderful colours, wonderful composition, wonderful softnes. :-) #4887359

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar October 06, 2007

mesmerizing image, bill..great work on this one!! #4891673

Susan T. Evans level-classic October 08, 2007

Stunning image Bill!!! wow #4900981

Tamera S. Phillips October 09, 2007

Just beautiful. Love those shades of blue. #4905018

Toni Riggs October 09, 2007

Beautiful image! #4905524

Revonda L. Gentry October 11, 2007

This I would hang on my wall!! Simply superb you big brat!! #4910912

Kathy Reeves October 12, 2007

Awesome!! #4917181

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 12, 2007

Bill, great color, detail, clarity, lighting and DOF. #4918644

Kenneth Mucke October 15, 2007

Your floral images are just georgous Bill...this is an excellent example of them #4927544

Ursula I. Abresch October 15, 2007

Beautifully done! #4929134

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 20, 2007

Spectacular colors, clarity and depth Bill!! You really have some amazing floral captures in your gallery!! #4953441

Meg Voyzey October 21, 2007

What a perfect title for this. Absolutely stunning. #4957688

Shawn Jennings November 26, 2007

Excellent image, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist! #5127649

Revonda L. Gentry November 26, 2007

I knew this was amazing when I first saw it!! Congrats on your finalist, BRAT!!:) #5127817

Margaret R. Barry November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Bill! #5127926

Tammy Scott November 26, 2007

Congratulations on another terrific finalist! #5128042

Nadya Johnson November 26, 2007

Congratulations on another gorgeous finalist! #5128773

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 26, 2007

Beautiful Bill! Congrats! #5129212

Susan T. Evans level-classic November 26, 2007

Congrats Bill, WTG!!! #5129234

David Phalen November 26, 2007

Congratulations!! #5129399

Cassie L. Woodlee November 26, 2007

A huge congratulations Bill!!!!!! #5129736

Eugenio Diaz November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist!!! #5129979

Carla Metzler November 26, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! #5130217

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 26, 2007

I told you! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #5131091

Daniella Puente November 26, 2007

This is to enjoy pure beauty Bill...congrats this is already a winner!!!!!
Daniella #5131298

Amy JACKSON November 26, 2007

Congratulations, Bill!!! #5131784

Su Sana E. P level-classic November 26, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Bill!! #5131883

Crystal L. Craig November 26, 2007

Congratulations Bill on this absolutely beautiful finalist! #5131899

Tamara K. Walker level-classic November 26, 2007


Stan Kwasniowski November 26, 2007

Bill,Congratulations #5132256

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe November 26, 2007

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist, Bill! #5132582

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 27, 2007

congrats Bill, it;s a gorgeous finalist!!!!!!! #5133129

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 27, 2007

Congratulations again, Bill! #5133171

Kathy Reeves November 27, 2007

Stunning Bill!! Congratulations!! #5133403

Sam Britt November 27, 2007

Congratulations, Bill! #5134497

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 27, 2007

No suprise to see this blue on blue again. Huge congratulations on a wonderful finalist, Bill. Good luck next round my friend. #5135033

Lorraine A. Cook November 27, 2007

WTG, Bill!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and Good Luck in the next round, my friend!<:)) #5135421

Cliff & Patti Smith November 27, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Bill! #5135641

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 27, 2007

A gorgeous finalist, Bill! WTG! Congrats! #5136188

Karen Engelbreth November 27, 2007

Congratulations again, Bill!


Cyn Valentine November 27, 2007

Congratulations Bill! #5136803

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 27, 2007

Stunning! Congratulations! #5137170

Sylvia Rossler November 27, 2007

Big congrats on this awesome finalist Bill :O) #5137449

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! I have always loved these blues! #5138269

Ken Smith level-classic November 27, 2007

Very nice shot, Bill. Congratulations!! #5138721

Jennifer Rennison November 27, 2007

WOW!!! Gorgeous image with fabulous lighting and colors! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #5138838

ronda chatelle level-classic November 27, 2007

GORGEOUS image Bill! Congratulations!!! #5138934

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your WINNER Bill!!! WTG! #5138958

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 27, 2007

WOW WOW WOW!!!! A Winner, CONGRATULATIONS my friend, WTG!! <>< #5139007

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 27, 2007

I am really proud and happy for you Bill! C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S! #5139016

Carla Metzler November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Bill! Beautiful! #5139035

Tammy Scott November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful win! #5139053

anonymous November 27, 2007

Congratulations Bill on your beautiful second place win! B- #5139096

Colleen Farrell November 27, 2007

Simply exquisite! Congratulations on your WIN, Bill! #5139226

Emily E. Bem November 27, 2007


CONGRATS on your beautiful winner, Bill! #5139363

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 27, 2007

Stunning beauty Bill, the blue hues are amazing!! Congratulations!!!! #5139375

Ronald F. Fischer November 27, 2007

Congratulations, my friend, on this awesome winner!! #5139389

Su Sana E. P level-classic November 27, 2007

And the Winner is…………one and only Big Bill!!! Huge Congratulations and hugs to you, dear friend. #5139539

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful winning photo Bill ! #5139652

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 27, 2007


Darryl Wilkinson November 27, 2007

Gorgeous shot, Bill!! Congratulations on your win!! #5139719

Carol Teal November 27, 2007

I missed this one Bill! Love the blue and the drops of rain. Excellent clarity and comp! Congrats on your winner! #5139906

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe November 27, 2007

A Big Congratulations on this winner, Bill!!! #5139921

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your great Winner, Bill! A truly remarkable capture. #5140022

Raymond Pauly November 27, 2007

Hey Bill!! Huuge congratulations on this beautiful winner, my friend!! I see you are putting that new lens to good use!! #5140082

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar November 27, 2007

hey my friend!!! you did it!! BIG CONGRATS!! #5140218

Evy Johansen level-classic November 27, 2007

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Bill!! #5140219

Jennifer L. Alder November 27, 2007

See my first comment :)
CONGRATS on this beautiful win, Bill!
:) #5140348

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic November 28, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Bill!!! #5140510

Margaret R. Barry November 28, 2007

Hugh congratulations, Bill! Well deserved! #5140650

Alexandra Hankova November 28, 2007

Big congratulations! #5140698

Brett Dolsen November 28, 2007

Congratulations Bill. This is stunning.
Brett #5140706

Bill Wyatt November 28, 2007

Thank ya'll so much! #5140785

Robert R. Goodman November 28, 2007

A very big congratulations,on this very beautiful win.WTG,my friend!!!!!!! #5140957

Robert R. Goodman November 28, 2007

A very big congratulations,on this very beautiful win.WTG,my friend!!!!!!! #5140962

Stephen Zacker November 28, 2007

Stunning macro. A Big congratulations., Bill #5141039

Revonda L. Gentry November 28, 2007

Congrats on this well desereved win!! I hope you have this printed and hanging in your house..if not you can send one to me:) #5141133

Autum Rhoades November 28, 2007

Congrats on your win, Bill! Beautiful! #5141341

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 28, 2007

Totally gorgeous, Bill!!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win. #5141727

Cyn Valentine November 28, 2007

Congratulations Bill for this gorgeous winner!! #5141732

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 28, 2007

An a winner it is and huge congratulations on this most fantastic capture Bill. Well deserved my friend. #5141795

Nadya Johnson November 28, 2007

WOWEE! WAY TO GO, Bill!! So glad this got the gold! Congrats! A beauty - well deserved! #5142741

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 28, 2007

A fabulous second place win, Bill! Congratulations, sir! #5143224

David Phalen November 28, 2007

Huge Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #5143409

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett November 28, 2007

Super 2nd Place Win, Bill ... Congratulations my Friend ...

......................... Steve #5143535

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 28, 2007

So beautiful Bill, big congrats on your win! #5143878

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 28, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill!!! #5143910

Stan Kwasniowski November 28, 2007

Bill, congratulations #5144117

Cheryl E. Molennor November 28, 2007

This is gorgeous! Congratulations! #5144687

Sam Britt November 28, 2007

Big congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill. #5145234

Datha Y. Thompson November 28, 2007

Gorgeous Winner Bill!! Congratulations!! :0) #5145338

Sherry Sturgis November 28, 2007

wow! Stunning!
Congratulations Bill, on your beautiful winner!!!! #5145367

Linda Blair November 29, 2007

This is such a beauty...congratulations on your win!!!!! ☺ #5148998

Sharon King November 29, 2007

Congratulations Bill on this most deserving winner!!! #5149528

Kathy L. Clark November 29, 2007

Bill this is so.. perfect. Congrats and well deserved. #5149722

Morteza Safataj November 30, 2007

Wonderful Macro, Bill!! #5152490

Sylvia Rossler November 30, 2007

Big congrats on your wonderful winner Bill :o) #5152618

Susan M. Smith December 01, 2007

Ditto to all of the above Bill! Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your win! Beautiful! Susan #5157507

Danielle Fuller December 02, 2007

So well deserved Bill....Congrats on this awesome winner!!! #5159076

Amanda Chapman December 04, 2007

I agree with EVERYONE!!!!!!!


Bill Houghton December 04, 2007

This is an awesome shot Bill. Congratulations on your win. I hope you have a great week. Bill

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Susan T. Evans level-classic December 04, 2007

Congrats Bill, not surprised, this is just awesome!!! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!! #5170112

Shirley A. Kinney December 18, 2007

Awesome image, Bill. Colors and effects are beautiful. #5224775

Elida Gutierrez December 20, 2007

My Favorite. So serene. I love it. #5235531

Andrea Gutierrez January 01, 2008

wow its its beautifull #5278343

Avril Young January 26, 2008

wow, congrats on your win...what a fantastic shot, and wow it sure was tiny...'as big as a nickel' well done Bill! #5397550

Niels Sandal February 09, 2008

Beautiful #5469890

Niels Sandal February 09, 2008

Beautiful #5469892

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 27, 2008

This is such a spectacular macro!!!
Wonderful color, details, and softness!
Really well captured, Bill~
A well-deserved winner~
~Lisa #5561237

Gary Lange March 19, 2008

WOW! I missed this beauty! Many belated congrats on this wonderful winner, Bill! #5662630

Kathleen Rinker March 24, 2008

This is really pretty, congrats on your win, great macro!! #5690559

Jennifer A. Lambert August 24, 2008

This is BEAUTIFUL ! CONGRATULATIONS on the WIN !! I LOVE all the blues and the green....It is so delicate and I LOVE the rqain drops. This is very deserving of the WIN !
Congrats again, Jenny

Got any NEW shots of Bands going up any time soon ? Let me know if you do ! #6361451

John Connolly October 15, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist award Bill! A most deserving image! #6604732

Lauren P. Krajenta December 28, 2008

Bill...I missed this shot...It is absolutely Gorgeous! The clarity is remarkable and the colors are beautiful! #6949587

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