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Loud and Proud!

I feel the need for colour!

In the Victorian Language of Flowers, the Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) suggests `pride`.   (:o)

comments (33)

Lovely, sharp, and well framed.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Larry. I appreciate your kind comments. (:o)
Delightfully rich
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you! (:o) I deepened the shadow to try to get the background really black, and it changed the colour of the flower a bit (actually, probably too much), but I quite liked the extra impact. (:o)
Absolutely perfect. Gorgeous light and everything else.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Michael. I was surprised this worked because the light was a mixture of normal indoor lightbulbs (I photographed this on my dining room table), and the camera flash. Maybe the black card behind is what did the trick. (:o)
  • Robert
  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 7 Dec 2007, 03:39
Absolutely stunning. What a wonderful sight on a cold and dreary day.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Robert. I`m so glad it has brightened your day. (:o)
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2007, 04:12
OMG, Roz. This is a Likey for me!
Rosalyn Sears: Well thank you, Ginnie. That is the best compliment. (:o)
  • Astrid
  • STORMY Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2007, 05:07
ONE of my favorites Roz, this is a beatiful capture, the structure of the flower leaves, phenomenal, I would love to see this 3x3feet (1x1meter)
Rosalyn Sears: It would certainly make a bold statement! So pleased you like this one Astrid. (:o)
Very nice composition Rosalyn. The linghting and the colours are great
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Richard. I am glad you think so. (:o)
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 7 Dec 2007, 06:12
Cracking shot Roz. It is also pouring with rain in Johannesburg, so yes, a great riot of colour to brighten a really horrible day. Many regards, Neil.
Rosalyn Sears: Happy to brighten your day! (:o)
Splendid image and this dark background isolating the flower is just perfect.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you. I hoped the black background would work with this one, and I am so pleased to hear you like it. (:o)
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 7 Dec 2007, 08:26
Perfect capture.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Aussie. It helps that these are such large blooms. (:o)
  • mick
  • 7 Dec 2007, 08:28
this is a cracking shot rosalyn.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, mick. So pleased you like it. (:o)
Your lighting is perfect. Are you turning pro on us?
Rosalyn Sears: Haha! If you call standing a piece of black card against a pile of books on the dining room table `turning pro`, well......yes indeedy! Very dark day, so it is a combination of overhead, ordinary light bulbs and my camera flash. Didn`t expect it to work, and I think on a pale background the two different types of light would have shown. So another lucky experiment, really. (:o)
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 7 Dec 2007, 09:49
And proud describes it ! wow what perfect detail and colouring. Excellent.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Gale. Glad you like it. (:o)
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2007, 10:14
A stunning photograph of a stunning flower!
Rosalyn Sears: Very kind of you to say so. They are indeed stunning flowers. (:o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Dec 2007, 10:26
Excellent and very much so. I think this picture has the quality to pop out at you if you would switch the border off.
Rosalyn Sears: Louis, you will know by now that I have posted another one of these, without border, and I like it better. Glad you like it. (:o)
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2007, 11:21
In one word: AWESOME!!

Sorry I haven't been round all week - too much emotional stuff on my mind...
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you so much, Chantal. (:o)

Whatever is going on in your life, I wish you well. Chin up and stay strong. (:o)
Lovely shot - very sharp.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Bernie. Glad you like it. (:o)
Nice colours and a very pretty flower....I guess this flower has a friend standing to the right in the pic smile
Rosalyn Sears: Oops! You spotted it! You know, I posted this so quickly and so late at night that I did not notice it until it was too late to change it. Glad you like the photograph. (:o)
  • Ellie
  • UK
  • 7 Dec 2007, 13:18
Wooh! Superb picture, detail, colour, everything.

Do you think, if you cloned out the teeny bit of leaf, it would look good without the frame - just emerging from the page on its own?
Rosalyn Sears: Yes indeed, Ellie. Sloppy work on my part.....I plead mental exhaustion after a day`s Christmas shopping with my mother. lol! By now (as I am so behind with my replies) you will see that I have put up another photograph, without the border. I like it much better and appreciate your suggestion. (:o)
  • attah
  • Lahndahn
  • 7 Dec 2007, 13:56
You do have quite an eye. Thanks so much for your kind words the other day. Really impressed by your blog and will pick up a few tips me thinks!
Oh I'm thinking that you are out growing that Kodak...
Rosalyn Sears: Oh my goodness, I don`t know about tips, but I am delighted you like my photographs. As for my friend the Kodak....I get weak at the knees at the thought of moving on. (:o)
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2007, 14:19
The title fits perfectly.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Martin. (:o)
and colour you shall have,wow, what a stunning shot Rosalyn.
Rosalyn Sears: It is a bit `in your face`, isn`t it! lol! Glad you like it, tim. (:o)
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2007, 14:35
Awesome Roz smile
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you so much, Tracy. (:o)
I like everything about itsmile
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Nigel. I really appreciate your comment. (:o)
  • Iain
  • Toronto
  • 7 Dec 2007, 14:41
Great lighting Rosalyn. I guess this was done in a studio-like setting? It's a nice macro smile
Rosalyn Sears: Iain, my studio comprised a piece of black card, balanced against a pile of books on the dining room table. Lighting was ordinary indoor lighting, plus flash. It should not have worked, but for some reason it did! Lucky or what.? (:o)
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Dec 2007, 15:09
Loud, bold, and beautiful to behold...especially as captured by Rosalyn!
Rosalyn Sears: lol! Thank you kind sir! (:o)
Go on girl, look at you! What a shot ! They might be right about the frame but it's up to you.

smile J
Rosalyn Sears: lol! Glad you like it! You might have noticed by now, that I have put another one up, without a frame (I`m so behind with my replies), and I like it much better. Also the colour is a little kinder. (:o)
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich. Windy and rain is forecast
  • 7 Dec 2007, 17:51
Stunning Ros.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Bill. So glad you like it. (:o)
Nicely placed within the frame. Agreed that this wouldn't work too well in B&W ;o)
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Mike. Maybe it would lose something in the conversion. (;o)
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2007, 21:15
Wow I love the black background Rosalyn. This shot is genius.
Rosalyn Sears: Don`t know about `genius`, but the background did please me. Just a simple piece of black card. (:o)
  • Chris
  • very wet & very windy
  • 7 Dec 2007, 22:01
My neighbour used to love growing these, nice one Rosalyn smile
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Chris. Did he used to give them to everyone at Christmas? (:o)
  • Karen
  • 7 Dec 2007, 22:19
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you. (:o))))
It would not know to say why but I like plus the photo of the 09/12! smile
Rosalyn Sears: Jose - I do too. I like it without a frame, and the colour is better in the second one. (:o)

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