Tropical Lily

Tropical Lily

Posted: 17.04.07 | Categories: [Halifax]  [Manor Heath]  [Nature]  

Last weekend I spent some time at a local park (Manor Heath in Halifax), where they have what's called a "Jungle Experience" - basically a large-ish greenhouse with temps ranging from 21C all the way to 35C and 85% humidity. Even though it was quite warm outside, I had to let my own glasses and the camera lens acclimatise for 5 minutes or so - they steamed up as soon as I entered! There is also an area dedicated to butterflies (more of that later). This lily (a Peruvian Lily I believe) was sprouting out of one of the small pools they have, and to me it looked like it was on fire with all that bright yellow colouring.

Exifs:

Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
f 4
1/160 sec
105 mm
ISO 100
LENS




11 Comments Posted | View

  • A gorgeous flower. These greenhouses are wonderful places to do some shooting. This is an excellent one.
    don @ 2007-04-17
  • Ahhhh....that was my immediate reaction when I opened ur site...!!
    Brilliantly striking shot....I have'nt such nice colors and such impeccably sharper images these days.....!!

    PSK @ 2007-04-17
  • If you look at it through your eyelashes, it almost seems like a flame! Those are some bright colours! Nice job in bringing the center detail out by narrowing the DOF.
    Arjan @ 2007-04-17
  • Lovely shot, it looks like you've captured the flames of a fire! Beautiful colours.
    BobC @ 2007-04-17
  • oooh, nice! super sharp and lovely colours!
    Dan @ 2007-04-17
  • Simple beautiful. Such vivid colors.
    Harry @ 2007-04-17
  • Beautiful macro! Enjoying image!
    Still @ 2007-04-17
  • I fully agree with you and with the other Comments that this looks like fire itself! Fantastic colors here and fine details.
    AG @ 2007-04-17
  • Doesnt do so bad the 24-105mm L for macro does it...
    Sysagent @ 2007-04-19
  • Stunning macro. Looks like fire!
    javga @ 2007-04-21
  • Beautiful colours and the focus is spot on.
    Ed Simons @ 2007-04-21

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