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Spring is imminent 2

Spring is imminent 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-04
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Macro
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG EX MACRO
Exposure: f/22, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-06 1:29
Viewed: 1142
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Calla Lily is ready to enjoy the first signs of the Spring Season which in Malta maybe commences much earlier that the Northern European countries.
The Cally Lily in Malta is common and is found in every house garden. This particular one is in my front garden and when I notice the first flower nourishing, I say Spring is in the AIR!

PP work: arranged color curves, sharpened and increased contrast.

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Hello Francis,
Lovely simple and very effective composition with beautiful colours. Well done.

Ciao Francis,

The awakening of the flower in the spring!
This is a great close-up of the delicate flower!
Super details in the petals, skillful macro work isolates the subject well..


Sergio ♣

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-02-06 4:36]


Et oui à certaines endroit le printemps pointe sous nez, mais attention aur etour de l'hierv, quelle finesse, quelle image cette fleur qui va grandir et s'épanouir et laisser échaper sa beuaté, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


Bom dia Francis,
A small trip into the world of flowers? And a big blow, nearly perfect colors, textures, light and rhythm.
Great job,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-02-06 6:41]

Hello Francis :)

Very pretty composition of this beautiful flower in the full sun.
He looks on the green background which underlines his shape magnificently.
Very pretty colours and light, very showy work.
I congratulate on realizations, I like him very much.

Best wishes.

Francis this is so pretty. Something so simple turns into something so lovely because you use your wonderful talent to accentuate its beauty. TFS, Lori

I like it for its simplicity. Good light management. Great pov and dof with nice details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Francis,

I am happy for you as Malta has got first signs of spring :)
Nice closeup capture with from a Calla Lily with nice details.
The sharpness and POV are well, where diagonally placed lily is well suited within a white bordered frame.
Good job!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-02-06 17:39]

dear Francis Xavier,
the warm light, fresh colors and this newly figure of lily show us delightful atmosphere of spring very well,
especially delicate light green colors are so cheerful in this scene,
and the power to open petals is nicely expressed in this tilt and spiral appearance,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-02-06 23:58]

Hi Francis

A well managed exposure on the difficult highlights of the white lily flower. Good dof & sharpness & attractive colours. Tfs!

Lovely macro Francis , it's all about delicacy and softness in the manner you present your subject , out of the pleasing brilliance oozes beauty and resplendence , i am quite fond of the frame in complementary tones , hard not to like this flower as it is proposed here , rated A for me , excellent work my friend,

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