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Submitted on
December 5, 2012
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Shutter Speed
10/2000 second
Focal Length
21 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 16, 2012, 4:51:05 PM
Lilly pads by SolarLunix Lilly pads by SolarLunix
They look almost unreal. I still can't believe this turned out so well.
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First off I love the colors in this! They contrast really well against each other and are bright, cheery... What you'd expect to find in real life. I also think the angle of this shot is great and allows you to focus on the two flowers better than if they were side by side. Nice job with the rule of thirds too- it's nice not seeing the flowers directly in the center of the frame :w00t:

I kind of find the flower in the bottom left corner distracting and unfortunately it's a little blurry! :nuu: Maybe a little more narrow depth of field (DoF) would have added another level of interest too. There's a lot going on in the picture even if it's just two flowers because of all the lily pads, the water, etc.

Those things are pretty simple to "fix" though, depending on what you prefer to do. If you'd rather fix in-camera, I'd suggest increasing your shutter speed to reduce motion blur and get a sharper image. Or even a tripod to reduce camera shake in-hand! Then just focus the camera and snap away!

For the DoF, you can use a larger aperture in-camera or even use a depth of field filter in an editing program. Personally, I would keep the upper left flower in focus and gradually blur the photo out from there. Then you have one, immediate subject that draws your eye.

Nice work over all! This photo is screaming to be a painting :clap:
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camera-buff Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice capture
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
4themindandsoul Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Ahh this is so pretty! I like how it has a painterly feel to it. 
(If I don't look too closely, it looks like a painting to me XD)
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
That was honestly just luck! I'm really glad I had that luck though lol. Glad you like it!
Wewericka Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful :)
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. I enjoy this shot myself :)
WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
It's beautiful! ;3;
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
You're welcome! :D
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
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