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Amaryllis backlit thru a clean window.

Too short a trip to the Vineyard; I don't know why but even 24 hours there seems to rejuvenate me.

Congrats to the Broncos for a well deserved win last night, and to the Steelers for almost making me have cardiac arrest. This is the best weekend of football, never fails.

Canon EOS 20D
1/100s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

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don nieman23-Jan-2006 10:36
Very nice application of light . Clear and bright.
Tine Verheyden19-Jan-2006 09:47
virginiacoastline18-Jan-2006 02:17
clean window can make ALL the difference, ya know =)
Buz Kiefer17-Jan-2006 12:33
Beautiful light and great composition.
snootydog17-Jan-2006 04:37
Beautiful light on this one Karen. Nice shot
BAS Photography16-Jan-2006 23:42
Amazing composition!!!
JW16-Jan-2006 21:16
This is superb, Leafy!

The two halves of the flower could be two people (lovers even) that could spring into life at any moment.

Proper job! V!
Argishti Khachik16-Jan-2006 16:09
Neal Nye16-Jan-2006 12:19
Perfect control of lighting and exposure. Very impressive.
Karen Stuebing16-Jan-2006 11:23
I'm impressed. I can never manage this kind of lighting. But this is beautiful and it works so well here.
Guest 16-Jan-2006 09:09
Not too dark to lose shadow detail, but you still kept the highlights. Great job on it, Karen.
Steven Jusczyk16-Jan-2006 07:44
The backlighting really brings out the depth of colors. Beautiful shot!
Bryan Murahashi16-Jan-2006 07:01
Beautiful shot.
QUERIDO16-Jan-2006 06:48
wernere0116-Jan-2006 06:05
Must be really clean this window. I think there is only the frame, the glass is still to come. Beautiful light on this.
Pepe Zyman16-Jan-2006 05:21
Excellent exposure!
Chris16-Jan-2006 04:07
Pretty cool to be able to marry a beautiful backlit amaryllis with a caption about playoff football :) Really well done, both the photo and the color commentary.
Tom Darby16-Jan-2006 03:16
A wonderful flower image, the lighting is so nice coming from behind. Nature is a great recipe for rejuvenation, that along with family and friends!
joanteno16-Jan-2006 03:09
Very nice lighting.. wonderfus hot!
Ann LT16-Jan-2006 03:07
Wow. Beautifully lit.
Exquisite! V
Gary Winters16-Jan-2006 02:30
Focus is awesome. That backlight is special....
Herb Knufken16-Jan-2006 01:42
Very nice light
Gayle P. Clement16-Jan-2006 00:55
I really love the light and the comp of this one, Karen.
antidote316-Jan-2006 00:16
nice abstract like shape and lighting
Guest 16-Jan-2006 00:08
Ed Goodnight16-Jan-2006 00:06
So that has been my problem all this time ......
One must shoot through a clean window
Linda Willets16-Jan-2006 00:01
Karen, beauty emerging..
CJ Burianek15-Jan-2006 23:53
Beautiful lighting and detail! Very nice comp as well!
Look forward to seeing this as it blossoms :)
Elaine (etfitz)15-Jan-2006 23:47
Wonderful light and color!
Jola Dziubinska15-Jan-2006 23:45
Very nice light and composition.
laine8215-Jan-2006 23:42
Clean window ? Clean window ? please explain ???
How can you be in cardiac arrest & still produce something this good...are you really Wonder Woman ??
Mindy McNaugher15-Jan-2006 23:22
This is stunning Karen!! Love the backlighting thru a "clean window" - what's that?! Exquisite details, colors and comp! This is another Vineyard art show winner! Vote! ...I too was close to cardiac arrest thru the Steelers game! May need tranquilizers for next weekend's game!
Robin Reid15-Jan-2006 23:14
Great use of light. Good work.
Breland15-Jan-2006 23:04
I like the way you used the back lighting on this shot Karen.
Sean Blumenhein15-Jan-2006 23:03
Only have one word for this shot. "Perfect!"
Jerome Paladino15-Jan-2006 23:00
Beautiful. I like the shape and the backlighting is interesting.
Di15-Jan-2006 22:54
Fantastic image, Karen. The Pats played some awesome football last night...made my heart skip a few beats,even! Can't wait to meet you face to face, pour you a glass of wine, and shoot together! Cheers!
Peter Hollinger15-Jan-2006 22:52
Beautiful shapes and light.
Those last couple minutes today were something!