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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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:iconjenfruzz:
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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Ronin-Sensei Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
wow!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
:bow:
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camera-buff Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice capture
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
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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)
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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!
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Wewericka Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful :)
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. I enjoy this shot myself :)
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WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
It's beautiful! ;3;
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
:D
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
wonderful
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I like this picture a lot, I still think it looks a little surreal.
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
o.o they look like they're painted or something... and I can't even put my finger on what looks so off. You're right, they look unreal, but simply fantastic :XD: You chose a really great composition here :)
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm going to have to do a painting on this some day, but I'd really love to know what is so off about this photo lol

Thank you, I'm glad you like the composition, I was lucky to find this spot.
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
:O that'd be awesome looking to have the photo and a painting
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'll see if I can do it next semester.
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Good luck :D
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Mokojoko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow you're right they do look slightly unreal, looks great!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
:bow: thank you
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StarlightSanctuary Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought this was painting in the preview XD

Beautiful photo though, very tranquil
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. It wasn't as peaceful as it looked lol. There were a lot of people around me when I took this shot.
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StarlightSanctuary Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a skill being able to capture something so serene in a busy place :D
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
:bow: thank you :D
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Magic-diamond Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
:bow: thank you :heart:
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Magic-diamond Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
great shot!!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm still amazed how this came out. It looks almost unreal
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
yea you are right
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JoeBostonPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Good use of offset and rule of thirds. I also really like the stems underwater...we don't really have this type of thing where I live (in a desert, right next to the beach).
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
EVERYONE loves beach photos... and the beaches in your area seem soooo pretty. But it might come down to not being around it all the time. I don't have anything like this close to me, I was actually at a garden that is maintained by people who have enough money to upkeep ponds and such.
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Ladyknight17 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
With the distortion of the water I almost thought it was a painting! Wow. Lovely.
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it, I was really pleased with how it looked after I got it up on the computer. I didn't expect it to come out so... awesome XD
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
Pretty!! My boyfriend will loving this. he's a huge fan of lotus! Thanks fors sharing! =]
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
No problem :D
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   General Artist
:iconsugaree33: <3
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
:blackrose::heart::huggle:
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Lmih Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks beautiful, the flowers really stick out and practically glow they're beautiful! great skills.
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I am actually amazed that it turned out that nice. It didn't look like much on my camera, but once it got onto the computer it was like @.@ wow
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
and you still submitting great things! it reminds me so much to monet...you captured the beatuy of lily
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
lol thanks, sorry if you had to endure the massive deviation upload. I do that from time to time.
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
dont worry its ok...you have to make some noise to be famous jajaaj see you friend
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Lol yeah I guess so XD
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