I am a 42-year old husband and father. I was an avid computer gamer and DOF, F-stops and the like were foreign to me until my wife introduced me to photography.

I began shooting during the latter part of March 2010 and quickly became addicted to it. I started this blog to share my journey and to learn along the way. Special thanks to my wife Eng who encouraged me and to all my friends in Blogosphere who shared their knowledge and taught me to further this craft.

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water lily

white water lily

you can find the b&w version here.


25 comments:

Mojo

The softer focus works really well on this one. Gives it an aquatic mood and a "glow" that ultra sharp focus wouldn't.

Sandra

a beautiful flower, i am not a fan of soft focus. i have poor eyesight and when i remove my glasses this is what i see, a world out of focus. that makes me like sharp and clear better. hope this does not hurt your feelings, it is just my personal preference

CherylK

That is just gorgeous, Dave. It's so soft and peaceful looking. The B&W version is lovely, too, but this is my favorite.

faerwillow

~i l♥ve the softness...the mere essence of the bloom...standing alone...fills my heart...beautiful always...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Limar

Looks like the flower has an inner light. Very beautiful :)

EG Wow

Beautiful lighting, Dave.

Tes

Oh wow, amazing how you made it appear as if that lily glows! :)

Tricia

Is that a real lily? It looks like there's a light in the middle!

Katherine

Dave this is simply BEAUTIFUL!

kri

both kinds are extremely beautiful! it remembers me to a candleholder: same form, material was nicely cut crystalglass, the candle was pure white ... greetings from Austria!

kri

both kinds are extremely beautiful! it remembers me to a candleholder: same form, material was nicely cut crystalglass, the candle was pure white ... greetings from Austria!

Iowa Gardening Woman

Beautiful! I like the B & W one also. You have a great talent.

Carletta

Your shots are always exquisite!
Very nicely done!

(Carletta's Captures)

JJ

Love both but prefer the coloured one in this composition.
Great photography
JJ

Arija

Waterlilies always twist me around their little finger with their sheer beauty.

Luna Miranda

i love the "softness" of the water lily. terrific shot.

Denise

Brilliant! Love the dark background too.
An English Girl Rambles

ruthi

I went back and forth... and still can't decide which one I like. They look different to me.

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