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Easter Lily in HDR

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 March 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is probably my best HDR photo to date. I tried to replicate this capture using a background that wasn't so busy, but couldn't come anywhere close in regards to color, detail, and "velvetiness."

Canon PowerShot A630 F/8.0 8 mm

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Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

A very good photo, Steven... Maybe you should try to capture this against a blue sky...

26 Mar 2008 1:55pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

I agree with earnest... The flower against the blue ceiling is captivating so a blue sky would be also... nice job

26 Mar 2008 2:52pm

Lemuel from United States

you are becoming quite the master. Good eye!

26 Mar 2008 3:01pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

It looks very vivid and three-dimensional - the flower almost pops out of the display, very nice :-)

26 Mar 2008 3:30pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I am in awe. This is beautifully done. My meager technical skills (ha, if "skills" even fits what I have) humbly bow in submission.

26 Mar 2008 3:55pm

Florence from Paris, France

It's true that contrasts and colours are sharpened and enlighted ! Very good indeed.

26 Mar 2008 5:07pm

Robert from Los Angeles, United States

Nice Easter lily indeed... but I think I'm more intrigued about the picture that's being displayed in the background... Is that a family portrait? Your folks maybe? :-)

26 Mar 2008 5:13pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Brilliant work Steven, you've captured and pp'd this Easter Lilly beautifully.

26 Mar 2008 6:12pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Awesome flowershot nevertheless! It is so pretty you don't notice the background :)

26 Mar 2008 6:15pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Quebec, Canada

Well done!

26 Mar 2008 9:14pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

HDR can have a variety of unexpected results. In my view, each of them is valid and it depends on what you set out to achieve . . and, often, what you find along the way!

26 Mar 2008 9:15pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Excellent indeed. Well done!

26 Mar 2008 9:21pm

greg from Denver, United States

what program did you use? photoshop? did you use the A620? if so, i'm jealous!

27 Mar 2008 12:14am

@greg: Trial version of Photomatix. I used the A630 (reference to Canon camera model).

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

very nice HDR! beautiful lily! :)

27 Mar 2008 12:17am

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

it is Not so bad at all. nice shot, steven.

27 Mar 2008 2:39am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I like this effect. and the background is fine. It does have a velvety feel.

27 Mar 2008 6:19am