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Lys De La Jolie

Lily of the Valley with Reflections

38 total reviews 
Comment from bpellephoto


This capture is simply magnificent it don't get better than this.

Your artist notes have aptly described the 3 P's - Practice, Patience, and Persistence.

Excellent diagonal framing of this delicate looking little flower. We have them through out the yard. We really enjoy the scent and their look.

You captured the reflection in the droplets exceedingly well. I can see the background blossoms in the droplets in high detail while the background is in bokeh - simply marvelous.

The white of the blossoms stands in strong contrast to the background.

On the creativity scale this one goes off the scale exponentially.

Color Harmony - I see a festooned leader in white leading the band.

This piece deserves the highest of ratings for impact, presentation, technical excellence, etc.

The only concern I would have if I were you is, 'Is how do I top this?" ... B-)) Bob

 Comment Written 14-May-2018


reply by the author on 14-May-2018
    Oh wow Bob, I am still in awe of your beautiful review. Thank you so very much for your most generous
    Grand rating and lovely comments. I worked hard at this so reading your words makes it all worthwhile.
    Really,appreciate your compliments and extra star. And yes, I have thought of that!
    Marsha
Comment from karen zima


You are correct...everything sounds so much prettier in French. I want to learn French one of these days. You have captured a very pretty photo and I can see why it has an all time best status. The drops of water with reflections of smaller flowers inside them is amazing. The focus is so clear. The composition hits you right away with it's diagonal angle. Nice colors in the background.

 Comment Written 14-May-2018


reply by the author on 14-May-2018
    Thank you so much Karen for your wonderful review and lovely comments
    I?m glad I?m not the only one who thinks French is such a sexy language!
    Really appreciate
    It
    Malmax
Comment from Minnie Kaye


I love how the flowers are all hanging down.
Your background of the beautiful colored flowers really makes these white ones stand out so nice.
I am still not sure what you actually did to make the water drops and reflections but Its beautiful.
Great piece thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 14-May-2018
    Minnie thank you so much for your beautiful review and lovely comments.
    I really appreciate this one!
    Marsha
reply by Minnie Kaye on 14-May-2018
    You are so welcome
Comment from Linda Bickston


What an amazing capture. The drops of water, hanging daintily from the gentle bells. The stems holding the blossoms gently. The background of yellow and fuchsia and black bring the weeping bells to the foreground perfectly.

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Thank you so much Linda for your beautiful review and lovely comments.
    Marsha
Comment from avmurray


You have indeed done a fantastic job with the refractions, and the colorful background flowers are so well seen in every drop hanging from the white bell shaped flowers of this plant. This is one of my favorite wild flowers. First of all because it looks so beautiful and delicate, but also because of the fantastic smell.

Your photo is so sharp and it is such clear and well defined details to be seen both in the flowers and the drops. I also think the exposure is spot on.

The format and framing is perfect, and I like the diagonal placement of the flowers. I think this is a truly lovely and well taken photo Marsha, and with an excellent DOF.

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Annie thank you so very much for your most generous Grand rating and beautiful review.
    I love the smell of these also, they are so dainty and fragrant, I could smell them for hours.
    Really appreciate your lovely comments and extra star.
    Marsha
reply by avmurray on 14-Jun-2018
    You are most welcome Marsha, and the stars are so well deserved.
Comment from helvi2


LOVE it! Love it! Love It! The lily of the valley is such a graceful petite little flower. Those colorful hanging droplets with their reflections created a Super shot of rare beauty. You captured this beautifully. Love the focus. The shot is stunning! :o) Helvi

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Wow, thank you so much Helvi for your most generous Grand rating and beautiful review.
    I really appreciate your lovely comments and extra star very much. So glad you liked this, it's one of my favorites.
    Marsha
Comment from iPhone7


Nice work on this one VO. Very imaginative and a good eye for seeing this scene. Great work with the water droplets and those tiny reflections inside. Against a dark background those beautiful drops and white flowers would jump right out of the screen. Beautiful work VO ~ FS

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Thank you again FS for your wonderful review but I have to admit I made this scene!
    It would've been a miracle to just see it! I had one with three against a totally black background but liked the color in this .
    If your interested I can show you!
    Thanks again! VO
reply by iPhone7 on 13-May-2018
    Oh yes. please show me.
reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    I?ll send it tonight to your email
    Going to my moms now
Comment from Donna Ruiz


Lovely shot Marsha. I have always dreamt of capturing a shot with reflection in water droplets. You did it! Your DOF was great to get all of the flowers and droplets and focus with a nice soft background of the other flowers. So nice! Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Thank you so much Donna for your wonderful review and lovely comments.
    Really appreciate it very much.
    Marsha
Comment from supergold


fortunately your close up is much better than the French translation which means "lily of the beautiful", .....
call is just lily of thE valley;

 Comment Written 13-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Well Thanks Fred for your lovely interpretation! I googled it ....Guess they are wrong.
    Thanks for your great review!
    Marsha
Comment from Trajan


Beautifully captured image.
The reflections in each drop are crystal clear. Really amazing.
The black lower corner gives great contrast to the upward diagonal of the flowers. This is providing the viewer with a direction and way finding into the scene.
The upper corner acts as a continuous read on the scene, inviting the viewer in to really see the subject.
They look like little peasant girls in white bonnets out in the garden on a fair day.
Nicely done Mal!
Double Woot!!

 Comment Written 12-May-2018


reply by the author on 13-May-2018
    Oh wow, thank you so very much Trajan for your most generous Grand rating and wonderful review.
    You're lovely comments are so flattering and appreciated, along with the extra star you've given this.
    I love the small white bonnets!
    Marsha