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Tears of Spring

Tears of Spring
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Copyright: Liliana Mihailovici (lilimih33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2852 W: 613 N: 3000] (19483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-07
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm/4-5,6 IS USM, Hoya Cir Polarizer 67mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 12:21
Viewed: 7761
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 130
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Because I don't have many recent photos of spring flowers in my stock, I decided to post this tulip taken in 2009.

I amalgamated two pictures to achive this detail. Check it out in my WS .

I post in my WS a different version, too.

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Liebe Liliana,

Wow, what a wonderful macro capture from tulip with "Tears of Joy", that is the way how I would describe those 'tears' shown in this lovely composition!

Great PP work with nice elegant framing, shown with perfect natural colors and a shallow DOF works very well here. The mirror reflections within each drop enhance the beauty of the shot dramatically.

Marvelous job, my friend!

Schoene Gruesse aus Kassel,

impressive photo with very sharp and the color is elegant..have a nice day


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2010-03-23 12:37]
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Ww...cw splendoare de lalea!
Este exceptional capturata cu acele picaturi de roua, care o fac si mai frumoasa!
O minunatie

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-03-23 12:49]

Seara buna Lili,
splendid shot ne prezinti azi. De fapt ca de fiecare data.
Superbe detalii si culori. Picaturile de apa sunt bonusul binemeritat. Arhiva ta este plina de minunatii, felicitari.
Si ca de fiecare data tipicele rame care te-au facut celebra, sa zic asa.
O seara minunata,

Hi Liliana,

The pov is nice, the waterdrops as well, the colors of the subject and background+frame are absolute beautifull!!

regards Mark

Ciao Lili, fantastico lavoro in PP, bellissima composizione con le "lacrime di primavera", fantastici colori, bravissima, ciao Silvio

Superb.O primavara frumoasa.

Bonjour Liliana

Superbe macro au allure de bijou ou les perles d'eau ressembles à des diamants.
Couleurs magnifiques.

Hello Liliana,

Excellent job with nice subject, wonderfuyl colors and droplets.
Fantastic lighting and great BG!
Very well done and framed.
Congratulations and TFS

Bonjour Liliana,
Beautiful close-up nicely presented with great colors and light,
Excellent PPwork with nice details and sharpness,
Beautiful droplets too.
well done.

Wonderful details in this great macro shot, Lili!
Nice selective focus and great colors.
Congratulations and TFS, my friend!


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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-03-23 19:21]

It's lovely! Liliana.
"The tears" look very interesting. Some looks like diamond, some looks like ruby, some just like tears... Very artistic.
I like the frame very much. It looks classy.

Good work, well blended!
Nice colours in frame and background.


The water drops make it look special.

wonderful macro,

thanks Liliana,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Hello Liliana,

Very well done. Great concept and great execution.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-03-23 23:04]

dear Liliana,
a beautiful art work of tulip,
colors are shining like metallic tone,
and water drops look glass craft,
a dressed figure dream of the natural tulip,
in spring, we are all dreaming metamorphosis,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-24 2:53]

wow, parca e de pe alta planeta
misto de tot !

Hello, Lili -
Incredible image! The water droplets are so razor sharp it's almost unreal. Great composition with a nice choice to offset the flower from center; the light reveals the delicate interior of the blossom with such warmth. Smoothly blurred background with no distractions. The way you combined the two images is seamless. Excellent!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-03-24 5:19]

Hello Liliana, a beautiful image and an interresting one too, the details are very nice and the clever pp work works very well. Very good post, thanks!


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  • scubli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 76 N: 441] (1733)
  • [2010-03-24 5:32]
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Buna Liliana,

Superba captura a acestor lalele combinate..
Culorile sunt perfecte cu detalii frumoase.
Imi place foarte mult cum ai prins picaturile de apa.
Buna lucrare PP pt. combinarea celor 2 poze.
Felicitatri si TFS.

O zi faina,

Buna Lili,
Foarte interesante detalii, pare mai degraba o fiinta marina ciudata decat o floare. Frumos si straniu.
Toate cele bune si sper sa reusim sa vorbim...

Hello dear Liliana!

This is very very beautiful macro shot! So beautiful details with lovely light and exposure. Nice vivid colors and contrasts. Great sharpness and focus on the heart of the flower. Seems like a jewel or a gem stone!

TFS, indeed a superb composition.

Best Regards,

Hi Liliana!
very nice macro shot!
great details with nice focus and DoF!
nice colors and composition...
best regards,

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2010-03-24 17:51]

It looks surreal. Great detail and colour. Very abstract even though it is not. Well done with the PP. TFS. Karin

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-03-24 18:22]

Hi Lili,
Beautiful image and sharp macro! With the blending these two images, you obtained a large focus enhancing all details for a splendid brightness and gorgeous colors. Bravo! Annie

Olá Liliana

Uma foto muito bonita com detalhes
encantadores e cores fascinantes.
Muito boa luz e nitidez.

Hi Liliana ,
Wonderful shot,amazing composition,beautiful subject,fantastic lighting and accurate exposure,well done my friend.

Hola Liliana
Preciosa flor adornada con perlas de agua que dan un gran efecto y vida a la composicion , gracias por compartir esta maravilla

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-03-25 9:33]


Fantatique macor, quelle iamge, une merveille, c'est un bijou, ce gouttes d'eau, cette finesse, fantastique image d'un autre monde.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Liliana,
Wonderful tulip with natural jewelleries.
Incredible colors and refreshness effect
Selahattin E

In the thumbnail I thought is was some sort of crystalised fruit.

Well thought out and nice PP work. The waterdrops are impressive.

Well done


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-03-25 14:45]
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merhaba dear Liliana...
mükemmel bir macro çekim , harika renk ve ışık, tebrikler...selamlar

Very sharp photo, and lovely drops on this tulip.
I love the frame too, and the colors are just fine.
If i may say so, you are beautifull too,


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-03-25 23:47]

Morning Lili DEAR friend ;)))
This is something special...original beautiful details, colors, mood, TFS
Sunny greetings from Macedonia...have a nice WE...
J ;)))

Hello Liliana,
Wonderful detail and colors, focus and bokeh.
The drops are so impressive.
Well done with PP work.


Hello my friend Lili!

This is spectacular! An amazing capture and presentation! Beautiful detail and frame work! This looks good enough to eat!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-03-26 12:15]

Hello dear Lily,
a wonderful effect of the picture with glitter in water drop is super. Clear macro with very good detail. The composition is excellent one.
Best regards.

Hi Lili,
Superb PP work, excellent how you managed the merging of two pictures with a stunning result! Great sharpness and excellent DOF going along with perfect colours. Great post my dear!

Hello Lili

Like a jewel, pure and fantastic details, lovely drops.
Looks like a ring.
Striking sharpness and perfect bg.
Unique composition for this tulip. Wonderful pov !

Magic macro work
Best regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-03-27 7:00]

Hi Lili!
Excellent idea to amalgamate the two pictures = very good work!
Light, details and colours are fabulous!...fantastic water drops! Nice presentation.
Have a nice W/E
Ciao! Vanda

hi Liliana!!

very beautiful flower...creative work..
I see You have travelled a lot ...a lot of pictures in your gallery..
Hope that One day You will visit Poland too..
and You will post some pics from my country too!!
WEll done!!
Hugs from Torun!


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-27 10:33]

Hi Lili
I like the result of the heart and top being so sharp while the rest is blurred. The colors are vivid and awesome.
WEll done

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-03-27 14:29]

Hi Liliana!
Incredible details,clarity and lovely colours!
Excellent pp work!Wonderfully displayed!Just perfect!
Regards and tfs

Hi Liliana. whjat a great coleur off this picture well done. greetings Willy

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-03-28 12:20]

HI Lili, this is a wonderful creation, excellent! Gratulation my friend.
Regards Rose

Hi Lili...beautiful colors and details...nice work.


Hello Liliana,
clever technique in order to compensate the DOV issue in a macro shot. It really works well. TFS.

Ciao Liliana

I like the core of this flower!
she is wonderful and the drops give a beautiful charm!
Clarity and sharpness are very well.
Quality and color make these soft and attractive picture.
Very well composition, good presentation too.

Best regards,


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-03-29 8:27]

hi Liliana,
many little tears of spring,many little hapiniess.Well composed.Well taken.I liked color also.TFS.Necla.

Hi, Liliana. Creative PP work makes this photo a work of art. The composition, colors and the POV with elegant presentation and the title is truly remarkable . Cheers.

Hey Lili,
This is astonishing ! Your PP work is awesome, I love it.
Thank you for sharing such a good work with us !
Good evening,

Really very good PP and use of layers to achieve this image Lili.. Nice to see a dual point of focus, good colour and sharp macro..

Nice work (personally I'd prefer a plainer frame - but that's just me..)


Hello Liliana! Amazing exposure. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Good macro, very good. Interesting and sophisticated work. Well done!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2010-04-04 5:55]

Hi Liliana...

What a beautiful Tears..!
Another superb capture and nice combo.
Great colors and details - I like it.
Best regards,

Fantastic use of shallow DOf with excellent exposure accuracy. The choice and placement of the focal point is very apparent as the eye is drawn into this superbly crafted macro shot! I was very intrigued to read your useful notes and discover how you achieved this level of detail- amazing! Well done and TFS!



Buna! Imi place denumirea! Inspirata. Frumoase picaturi de apa, clare si translucide. Excelent.
In continuare paste fericit.

Hi Liliana,
Beautiful colors and details in a very lovely composition.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2010-04-09 15:16]

Hi Lili:
Wonderful macro with nice details.
Nice PP work.
Keep up the good work.


Hey Lily, wow this is a great picture. Love the sharpness of it. Very refreshingly great. Sothy

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2010-04-12 0:32]

Hello Lili.
Nice one and good looking macro shot. Well managed focus give us nice details here.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-04-14 3:16]

Hi Liliana,
Can't believe I missed this one - outstanding shot full of detail and colour, the DoF is excellent and framing setts it off. Best wishes

Hi Liliana,

This is a wonderful macro photo.
Very good idea to merge the two photos to make a single focused and sharp photo.
Fantastic result with nice colours and very good presentation.

Congratulations and TFS,

A beautiful creation.Splendid saturated colors and crisp details.Friendly greetings Otto.

hello Lily,
What a lush presentation of this tulip.
Superb macro and well presented , as always.
My compliments.

Hey Lili,
I love this photo, the small drops on the flower are beautiful.
The sharpness is great!

Regards Annelies

Hi Liliana
Excellent in case of magnification and details
Great exposure management and brilliant colors
The diamond shape droplets really decorated this flower heart
Thanks my friend

Hi Liliana,
this is a nice composition, just like many others you posted!
I like the effect obtained - crisp/sharp details blended with smooth/soft touches and refreshing colors.
Well done.


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