Unfurling... by vignouse

Unfurling...

...the first of the Arum Lily blooms is beginning to unfurl and show just a hint of its future glory. I liked this best treated in a semi-abstract fashion to reflect the fact that most of its beauty and its final form are still hidden.
A very beautiful image . Love the treatment Richard
April 28th, 2015  
Richard, this is just stunning. Instant fav
April 28th, 2015  
Wonderful shot, perspective, compsition
April 28th, 2015  
Great shot Richard. Fav
April 28th, 2015  
Its almost like there is a light inside this lily! Very nice!
April 28th, 2015  
What a nice composition, Richard. The "swirl" draws our eyes inward to the center.
April 28th, 2015  
I've tried many times to photograph these flowers, with no success. Wonderful pov and composition.
April 28th, 2015  
Beautiful pov and focus. Love this.
April 28th, 2015  
Fabulous macro abstract! Very well done Richard. Fav for me.
April 28th, 2015  
Very artistic shot!Fav!
April 28th, 2015  
Excellent in every way sir
April 28th, 2015  
Love that abstract, fav
April 28th, 2015  
fantastic picture. This is really nice.
April 28th, 2015  
Beautiful and so artistic!
April 28th, 2015  
Another beautiful shot.
April 28th, 2015  
Lovely and simple.
April 28th, 2015  
Absolutely gorgeous! FAV
April 28th, 2015  
Nicely done! Beautiful
April 28th, 2015  
Great composition, beautiful shot!
April 28th, 2015  
Instant fav, I particularly like the green edge of the unfurling petal.
April 28th, 2015  
...and the whole treatment of this complex flower is stunning. Bravo!
April 28th, 2015  
very O'Keefe
April 28th, 2015  
Love the spiral effect you've conveyed here and the contrast between the dark and light.
April 28th, 2015  
Lovely shot but glad it is only a photo as I am very allergic to lilies. My throat closes up. But as a photo I get to enjoy their beauty. Will you do a follow up? Congrats on PP
April 28th, 2015  
Fanfreakingtabulous!! Your shots keep getting better and better.
April 28th, 2015  
@irisn Well that's a comparison I never expected! But yes, she was known for painting extreme close-ups of flowers in a rather stylised manner so - at a stretch - there are similarities, but she wasn't my inspiration. We do have something else in common though, as she famously said, "I hate flowers", although in my case I only hate them as subjects because they are so difficult to photograph well.
April 28th, 2015  
Exquisite. Exotic. Beautiful!
April 28th, 2015  
absolutely beautiful...what type of lens did you use?
April 28th, 2015  
enjoyed the comments with the philosophical notes about what one hates. I think that's why my students "hate" math.
April 28th, 2015  
@jen_kentucky Thank you Jen, much appreciated. I was using a Sigma 105mm macro lens with a Led Ring Light for illumination as I took this at 11.30 pm in the dark - I had taken some earlier in the evening but when I came to process them, I wasn't happy with the result.
April 28th, 2015  
Wow, great close up, detail and lighting, Richard!
April 28th, 2015  
Beautiful!!
April 28th, 2015  
This is breathtakingly beautiful. What a wonderful composition achieved here.
April 28th, 2015  
Oh yes the pov works very well in here making it slmost abstract, beautiful and brilliant shot. A fav
April 28th, 2015  
Semi-abstract gets the thumbs up - stunning shot
April 28th, 2015  
i can never seem to capture this the way I want - this is it!
May 4th, 2015  
Wonderful macro! I love it!
May 21st, 2016  
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