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riverfriends Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 222 N: 1906] (7569)
Hello TrekLens :
This water lily is photographed in a bright sunlight settings with some wind factor.  I have used acircular polarizer to take care of the brightness. Again I had turned off the Auto focus on my Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens. Turning off auto focus has some advantages. In order to compensate the bright sun light my ISO was 100 so the reaction to the light will be slower. To take care of the wind factor the shutter was at 1/500 sec. And F/8.00.
I zoomed in to the back petals leaving the frot part slightly off focus. This will take the attention to the back petals with droplets, and I bracketed with three captures, the first & the last were half stop over and then under consecutively. This I do when I am working on images where I am not sure what might be the best result.
Thank you for viewing this work and sending comments.Please see WS for another version.
David
 

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riverfriends Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 222 N: 1906] (7569)
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Edited by:riverfriends Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 222 N: 1906] (7569)

This is another version of the same Lily. This has the natural background to it.
Thanks.
David