Spiritual Awakening

© Michael S. Lazarus

Spiritual Awakening

Uploaded: April 06, 2008


f/5.6, 1/125, 18-200mmVR@200mm, DSC_10889, 8:26AM, ISO200, ExpBias-0.33

I found this little flower near the entrance to a golf course in Palm Beach, FL during a recent early morning walk there. Edits done with Apple's iPhoto. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Aimee C. Eisaman April 08, 2008

A great shot with pretty color! I love the DOF you achieved with your 200mm. Nice Job Michael! #896432

Kathy L. Clark April 08, 2008

Too cool Michael. The spiritual awakening of a spiderwort. Has a morph sound to it. tee hee. #5762365

Michael S. Lazarus April 09, 2008

Thank you for your comments Aimee and Kathy!

Kathy, I don't think this is a spiderwort after looking at images of them. This one has little white tips on the pedals and, though it's hard to see from the DOF and darkness of the BG, the plant's leaves are very different from those images as well. I'll send you a different image via e-mail and see if you can help me identify it. #5765579

Eivor Kuchta April 09, 2008

Whatever it's called, it's very pretty! I'm terrible with flower names, but I can enjoy their beauty. We're getting ready for a snow storm here next night, a good and wet one, so we'll be getting flowers here pretty soon.
Wonderful capture, Michael, with the dark background! #5765857

Michael S. Lazarus April 10, 2008

Thank you Eivor. I'm like you with flower names (and birds). I need all the help I can get with them. I look forward to seeing what you come up with from Colorado's coming spring! #5769451

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Michael S. Lazarus.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.