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"The Prettiest Herb of them all"

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Copyright: Taryn Ann Bonnette (tarynann) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 57] (224)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-19
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-09 15:26
Viewed: 1707
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at Keukenhof, the annual spring flower show in the Netherlands. Not only is it the most photographed place in the world but it also boasts the world's largest indoor display of Lilies. There are an amazing 110 species in the family and are even more surprisingly leafy stemmed herbs! I liked this photo as this Lily is not as popular as some of the other species of Lilies and I found the yellow and red to be quite striking. I also focussed on the reproductive parts of the flower instead of the petals.

I used a shallow depth of field at a slight angle. I managed to blur the background a little using the zoom funtion. Image sharpened very slightly. Like to keep my photographs as natural as possible.

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This is just fantastic, Taryn

Love the details of the heart of one of several thousands of beautiful tulips you managed to catch in Keukenhof!
Great details and well clarity with amazing color contrasts existing within the picture.
The POV and DOF are excellent, where the flower filling up the whole frame is well seen.
Nice light and a balanced exposure too do enhance the overall beauty of the floral scene.

Well executed work!


> A delicate flower, captured with admirable details!
Accurate DoF that isolates the subject very well,
making the flower stand out on the blurry back...
Effective point of view too...!



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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-06-11 2:40]


merveilleus eiamge et compo superbe vue et captage quelle macro quelle vue et rendu sur cette fleurs, superbe iamge et compo.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Taryn..nice shot. Good focus with nice tones and colors. Well done.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-06-18 6:07]

Hi Taryn

Superb use of a shallow dof, that helps to isolate & emphasise the colorful red & yellow flower from its oof bg. The diagonal green centre add dynamism. Excellent textural & tonal details with perfect density. Tfs!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-07-05 7:53]

Hello Taryn :)

This flower is this the symbol of Your country! :)

You exhibited magnificently heart of this tulip, perfect sharpness, he looks very flashily.
The beautiful composition in colours, I like him!

With best wishes.

Beautiful capture of this tulip! I like the composition. Nice framing with good dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-16 7:03]

Hi Taryn.

Your ability to get up close and personal with this stunning tulip is clear to all. Superb clarity of detail and colour, Impressive angle used to present this bloom, hats off to you, tfs

stv ;o))

Bom dia Taryn,

Another excellent (macro) shot with very good focus, light and colors.


Hi Taryn ,
Beautiful close-up with great details,
nice colors & tone with a sharp presentation,
Excellent shallow DOF.
nicely done.

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