Uploaded: June 21, 2006


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond, Virginia USA - 2006


Sandy Stigliano June 21, 2006

Nice comp. Love the lighting. #469175

Susan C. Barnes June 21, 2006

Very nice. #2927301

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic June 21, 2006

Fantastic lighting. Awesome capture. #2928139

Marsha S. Smith June 21, 2006

Noel!!! This is exquisite! I love it! #2929494

Goshka G. June 21, 2006

Amazing lighting, Noel! Congrats on your finalist too!! #2930033

Noel Baebler June 21, 2006

Thanks Sandy, Susan, Kirsten, Marsha, and Goshka! Must have taken fifty shots of irises and this was the only one with ANY potential. I just never know until I get back and look at them. Is it the same with you guys or do you *know* at that moment you've captured something special? #2930194

Susan C. Barnes June 22, 2006

I never know until I get it on the computer what I have. Seems like the ones I think are good, aren't, and the ones I think don't look so good sometimes are. Again, this is a fantastic shot. #2933292

Nadya Johnson June 22, 2006

Absolutely and totally spectacular, Noel!!! Wow. This is just superb!!! I agree with Susan: so often, what I think is going to be the Perfect Shot is not so great and just as often, one I think is going to hit the trashbin turns out to be the best. I have to add that in the case of bad ones, it's the fault of the photographer! I know a gorgeous shot when I "see" one but I don't always get the light or focus just the way I want. One thing about it -- we are no longer "wasting" film on those, so BRAVO for digital!! #2934505

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 23, 2006

Wonderful image Noel! great composition and lighting!,
Amalia #2940743

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

Noel, this is my new favorite from you. Stunning clarity, colors and perfect lighting!! Great work!!

Noel Baebler June 30, 2006

Thank you, BetterPhoto clickers!

Susan: Inspired by your "The Glowing Center," I'm trying to look beyond content for the light. :0) #2969285

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 06, 2006

This is gorgeous! The lighting is nearly surreal!
Great capture!

jo ann c. #2993894

Lani J July 13, 2006

I will join the chorus, I love the lighting! The photo is lovely! :o) #3025677

Noel Baebler July 13, 2006

Thanks joAnn and Lani. I was fortunate to notice the light, :0) #3025722

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