Reviews from

Magnificent Magnolia

Royal Star Magnolia

38 total reviews 
Comment from TESnow


what a stunning photo. the muted background make a perfect backdrop for such a stunning flower, love how you have managed to capture the texture of the delicate petals and the colour of the pale yellow centre. The light plays perfectly in this shot.

 Comment Written 30-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 02-Jul-2019
    Thank you so much TESnow for your awesome review, so appreciate your reviews and opinion.
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Contests


A contest winning entry! A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for posting the winning contest entry.

 Comment Written 30-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 30-Jun-2019
    Wow! Thank you so much for this win it is so appreciated!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Envision


These are such pretty flowers. I like how you filled the frame and the angle you used to show off the light and the shape of the petals so nicely.

 Comment Written 18-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 19-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much Grace for your awesome review, so appreciate your reviews and opinion.
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Bremi


Nice depth of field for this closeup photo. The lighting separates the petals and flowers, and makes it easy to view the flowers. Nice sharp photo

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Thank you so very much Bremi for your awesome review, so appreciate your reviews and opinion!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from World Travel Photos


Nicely captured and good details in most of the whites. like the out of focus background which really enhances the image. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Thank you so very much World Travel for your awesome review, so appreciate your reviews and opinion!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Barbara L.


Beautiful look at this Magnolia! Excellent sharpness and detail. I especially like the detail in the yellow center. Very well composed. The light is wonderful. Great entry for the contest! Best of luck!

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Wow! Thank you so very much Barbara for your awesome review and generous rating, it is so appreciated!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from MKFlood


very cool capture...she is singing a high note in the sun..lol.. the clarity is great. the angle of the shot of these good looking flowers is great. the capture of the light is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to he viewer. good eye and great job overall.

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Thank you so very much MK for your awesome review, so appreciate your reviews and opinion!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Kendra Disilva


Great shot!
Do you belong to a fb page woman in photography? I think I've seen this on fb! Lol
I love how the petals are curving up & the Bokeh background, or was it bokeh reflections and silhouettes I saw this on?
Anywhoooo good luck to you!
Nice sharp detail too

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Thank you so very much Kendra for your awesome review, so appreciate your reviews and opinion! I did put the last two flower shots of mine on my FB account with a link back to my Fine Art America account....interesting.
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Christine Rohr


The light and shadow in this photograph is incredible. The light really plays off the petals and I think the background muted as it is provides perfect contrast.
The photograph is well composed, love the placement of the flowers slightly offset and on a diagonal line. A lovely entry for the contest.

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Wow! Thank you so very much Christine for your awesome review and generous rating, it is so appreciated!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from avmurray


I just love this photo of yours Mary Lynn. This is showing a specially beautiful Magnolia blossom, and I especially like how lovely the light is falling on it. I also like the soft shades of blue and green of the background, and how the flowers are standing out from it in such an excellent way.

The photo is pin sharp showing such clear and well defined details both in the petals and the yellow center, and the white balance and exposure is spot on.

The format and framing is perfect, and the main flower has got a very good placement off to the right. Indeed a beautiful and well taken photo, and with an excellent DOF. I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 17-Apr-2019
    Wow! Thank you so very much Annie for your awesome review and generous rating, it is so appreciated!
    Mary Lynn
reply by avmurray on 17-Apr-2019
    You are more than welcome Mary Lynn.