after the rain ....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 12 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Danville CA ~ Dulcie's Garden-Calla Lily

NIKON D90 1/80 second F/4.5 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

a really gorgeous shot! i love the drops of water and the tones here. i also like that it is off-center. well done :)

12 Apr 2010 5:07am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great colors, and I really like how the flower "pops" out of the dark background!

12 Apr 2010 5:09am

larans from Lund, Sweden

A great and beautiful shot. Very sensitive, makes me think of Mapplethorpes pictures, yours almost as good as his!

12 Apr 2010 5:18am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Love this one. Very beautiful. The darkness of the surroundings, and the muted colors. Really wonderful.

12 Apr 2010 5:45am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A composition of a poem and a sublime beauty Dulcie! A gesture drawing in space, clean and perfect! A few drops of water cooling the quiet. A "portrait" ideal! Best regards!

12 Apr 2010 6:36am

Florence from Paris, France

A lovely spirlaing flower Dulcie ! I love the dew drops as well and the muted colors.

12 Apr 2010 6:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great picture!

12 Apr 2010 7:31am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb angle of view, colors and details !

12 Apr 2010 7:53am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Another golden flower ! Nice macro , with a great composition and lovely colors , Phil.

12 Apr 2010 8:22am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Colours and ligth are very beautiful.
Great compo and frame, Dulcie

12 Apr 2010 8:26am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Wow...very beautiful !

12 Apr 2010 9:25am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Incredible effect against the black background.

12 Apr 2010 9:32am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

beautifully composed for a stunning effect

12 Apr 2010 9:34am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This is a very touching shot - like a very emotionally moving poem. Bravo - 5 * +

12 Apr 2010 11:48am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Pardon the funky link. Back now. :)

12 Apr 2010 11:49am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

5 stars

12 Apr 2010 12:53pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I love callas and the perspective is great!

12 Apr 2010 1:14pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

I like the background,pushes the flower and raindrops forewards..so that works
very well:) the tones are superb!

12 Apr 2010 1:41pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful . Fantastic work, Dulcie .
You are full of surprises :))

12 Apr 2010 2:58pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool shot wonderful colors and mood to this

12 Apr 2010 3:17pm

Hoda from Yazd, Iran

very nice shot!

12 Apr 2010 4:02pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

There is both a 'painterly' and illustrative quality to your calla-lily and I like it, Dulcie.

12 Apr 2010 4:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous composition and selective focus. I love the drops.

12 Apr 2010 4:23pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

This is amazing! 5 stars from me! How did you get this antiqed look?

12 Apr 2010 5:41pm

@Elora: Thanks so much, Elora ! I appreciate all those stars !!! I'm not sure I remember just how I got this....there is a lot of trial and error. But I did use the Color Efex Pro program and adjusted the sliders until I got what I wanted. ;-)

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

wow....outstanding shot and love the post-processing!

12 Apr 2010 6:34pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ! gorgeous macro shot ,dulcie !
five stars !
kisses !

12 Apr 2010 6:35pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

I love the focus

12 Apr 2010 6:46pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, now this is half vegetal, half animal, since it's so vivid - beautiful and i love how you framed it on the right.

12 Apr 2010 7:02pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

That's a wonderful impressionistic image, the processed colours do the job well.

12 Apr 2010 7:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done Dulcie......colors inside are just dreamy !!!!

12 Apr 2010 8:24pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

very rich and provocative .. love the framing !

13 Apr 2010 1:24am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

good use of the frame! best...jerry

13 Apr 2010 4:36am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

hi dulcie! you make the most interesting photos! this one looks like it is emerging out of the great soup that makes the universe. its pretty and cool.

13 Apr 2010 4:41am

pixator from kerman, Iran

nice shot!

13 Apr 2010 9:05am

tsenwei from Sydney, Australia

absolutely amazing. very very well done!

13 Apr 2010 9:49am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Oh, that is superb.

13 Apr 2010 4:31pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful...

13 Apr 2010 5:12pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

this is perfectly done

13 Apr 2010 6:28pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Great composition!

14 Apr 2010 3:28pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Brilliant, beautiful even without the drops.

15 Apr 2010 1:47pm

Cecile Langelier from United States

Can't find any words to describe my response ..... breathtaking is the closest I can get.

20 Apr 2010 9:16pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

c'est très beau, bravo.

21 Apr 2010 11:48am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

It has an elegance. The droplets of moisture are a wonderful element.

23 Apr 2010 3:51am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Great composition. Lovely tones. The raindrops make it extra special.

24 Apr 2010 9:30am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

superb macrography dulcie , very beautiful light and colors , raindrops perfect and nice a great shot , 5* for this pictures , i like very much

1 May 2010 7:48pm

NIKON D90
1/80 second
F/4.5
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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