Wood Lily

I don’t know how I have missed this beautiful native lily all these years, but this is, if memory serves me right (and it may not) the first one I have ever seen. A single plant growing beside the Kennebunk Bridle Path on the ocean side of Route 9.

This is a good example of “why take one, when you can take 3?”…and, of course, these are just the 3 I kept out of about 10 different shots, and 10 different angles on this single bloom.

Canon SX20IS. 1) 560mm equivalent @  f5.7 @ 1/640th @ ISO 400. Aperture preferred. 2) 28mm equivalent, macro @ f5.6 @ 1/360th @ ISO 80, Aperture preferred. 3) 28mm equivalent, super-macro @ f5.6 @ 1/2500th @ ISO 125, Aperture preferred.

All processed in Lightroom. The top two my standard treatment: Blackpoint right, added Clarity and a bit of Vibrance, and Sharpen narrow edges preset. The bottom one required a lot of Recovery for the sky, Fill Light for the lily, as well as the standard.

From Around Home 2010.

8 Responses to “7/10/2010”

  1. 07/10/2010 at 6:52 am

    Seen it, seen it, WOW…STUNNING shot. Now that’s what I say is a real keeper. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2 Charla Mason
    07/10/2010 at 7:01 am

    The light through the flower on the last one is very beautiful !

  3. 3 Jane Klorer
    07/10/2010 at 7:10 am


  4. 07/10/2010 at 4:07 pm

    The top one is the shot for me.

  5. 07/10/2010 at 7:52 pm

    Very cool lily. peace, mjh

  6. 6 Bill Jennings
    07/11/2010 at 2:45 am

    Wow! Love the angles and use of color and composition – great find. EXcellent photos.

  7. 7 Wendy Hollands
    07/11/2010 at 5:00 pm

    wow these are stunning!! Love the vibrant orange & what an awesome perspective of the last one!! Excellent work!!

  8. 8 joe giambelluca
    07/12/2010 at 6:21 am

    all of the above! joe

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