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Frozen Corn Lily Leaves

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 27 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

While walking across the meadow in front of Sorensen's one morning, I saw this amazing frozen corn lily leaf stalk lying in the grasses. Photographers appreciate photographing this lovely flower as it opens its leaves in the springtime meadows. I thought it was equally beautiful in its dying. It is easy to miss the small things when out in nature. We need to walk in silence and use all of our senses to notice everything - and there is so much to see!

NIKON D90 1/5 second F/16.0 ISO 250 84 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

incredible textures! lovely!

27 Oct 2010 6:38am

David from Detroit, United States

Great shot. The dying plant looks like a stream in this composition. Is this HDR?

27 Oct 2010 2:02pm

@David: No, it is just that dawn light!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is gorgeous! The textures are really amazing!

27 Oct 2010 2:37pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I love the textures!

27 Oct 2010 4:16pm


This is a beautiful image. All full of curves and flowing energy fields. As if life were alive with a powerful and beautiful energy of its own. Wonderful.

27 Oct 2010 5:59pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Barbara, this is awesome!! All I can say - I am so impressed with all of your work...keep 'em coming!! beautiful!!

27 Oct 2010 6:24pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Very well done ! Seems like a cascade of lines in a nice composition !
Kind regards

27 Oct 2010 6:55pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I completely agree with your comments. I find that photographing and looking for images to photograph helps me see more.

27 Oct 2010 7:37pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! amazing textures! you have really captured this nicely! perfect sharpness and enough detail to keep staring at this for a long time...

28 Oct 2010 3:49am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely details in this! Sometimes I go out even without my camera - so I'm not looking specifically for something to photograph, but having an 'artist's date.' That way I can experience using all my senses.

30 Oct 2010 1:49pm

1/5 second
ISO 250
84 mm (35mm equiv.)