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Tiger Lilly - Before - 1

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 July 2013 in Plant & Nature.

For some reason, the Tiger Lilly always seemed to be a flower that I just did not pay very much attention to. All of that changed when, after many years with the group "10,000 Maniacs," Singer/Songwriter Natalie Merchant released her first solo album by the same name:"Tiger Lilly." That led me take more notice of the flower :-) - For me, there has always been a connection between nature and music. Both of these elements serve to nourish the soul, feed the heart, and help the mind to open up to new and different things.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 200 300 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely image

23 Jul 2013 5:48am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed image Denny

23 Jul 2013 6:56am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love that story where curiosity (don't kill the cats) play a central role.

23 Jul 2013 7:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent sunny shot Denny, surprising shallow dof at f8, just as you would want it.

23 Jul 2013 10:49am

@Curly: Hi Curly - Thanks so much. I had my old 70-300mm lens stretched to the limit there, so the dof even at f8 was probably as shallow as it was going to get LOL.:-: Thanks sir - I hope you are doing allright!

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful frame !

23 Jul 2013 11:42am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful focal control to create a wonderful bokeh in this shot! Bravo Denny! ;-)

23 Jul 2013 12:48pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks very much, Eric - I hope you have been well :-)

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Une splendide PDc et une très belle lumière!! très belle macro!!!

23 Jul 2013 1:43pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Well, great minds think alike. As you saw yesterday, I love them too. Lovely. ;-)

23 Jul 2013 4:44pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful flower and great photo of it!

23 Jul 2013 6:32pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic focus, colors and the bokeh is amazing ... Beautifully captured, Denny!

23 Jul 2013 8:37pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Excellent colors and camera control

23 Jul 2013 8:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image Denny! Lovely color and detail! I have quite a few in my yard. They are beautiful but can take over the place!

23 Jul 2013 9:49pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is beautiful, Denny ... a gorgeous composition.
Friends of ours have a g-dtr named 'Tiger Lily' and tho' they don't love the name she'll carry for the rest of her life, they dearly love their beloved 'Twiggy'. ;D

23 Jul 2013 9:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning colors that you've captured here with an eye-catching bokeh background!!

23 Jul 2013 11:38pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fabulous floral work again, Denny! The bokeh and out-of-focus highlights make for a wonderful backdrop to this beautiful flower. Excellent work!

24 Jul 2013 2:30am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

one of your best yet i think! this is sublime! excellent focus and just the right depth to capture enough detail! it is a great colour combination too! lovely!

24 Jul 2013 3:30am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! This is so beautiful. I love how the orange stands out against the beautiful background.

24 Jul 2013 4:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


24 Jul 2013 4:13am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'adore les couleurs

24 Jul 2013 6:50am

jsphotography from Provo, United States

Love the colors!

27 Jul 2013 7:07am

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Nature... by Judy aka L@dybug

1/80 second
ISO 200
300 mm