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Yes, dear loved ones, I am alive! :dance:

Haven't been here for months. Just let me tell you this: life is exciting! I hope you all enjoyed the summer. Autumn is almost here an I celebrate this beautiful time of the year with this magnificent rose. The shot is still from my early summer shooting but I still have soooo many amazing shots to share.

I am glad to be back! :heart:

:icondarkmarek: More beauties from my gallery:

Precious by Lilyas Painted Rose by Lilyas Luxury by Lilyas Salsa by Lilyas Red Rose by Lilyas

Photo taken with Canon EOS 30D, edited in Photoshop CS3.

More roses on my photo account


© Copyright by Lily A. Seidel 2011. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without my written permission.
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At first glance, I was 'wow'ing! It doesn't look like a rose; it looks like a rafflesia! That was because of the liquid drops resting upon the rose, which triggered my curiosity and made me click.

With some closer inspection, I am seeing some great lighting techniques. I'm no photographer, so excuse me for unspecific terms, but I love how the lighting is soft and gently highlights some parts of the rose with a gentle gradient to get darker, with no sharp shadows. That is really beautiful.

I also love how you have captured the shape and pattern of the rose. You can clearly see all of the petals and swirls in all of their glory. It is rather mesmerising to look at, which is a good thing.

And the drops of water, as I stated in my first paragraph, give it an exotic look. This was a great time to go outside and snap some shots. The way that each and every one of the droplets are clear in the photograph is amazing. It makes you want to see more.

Now, onto some ways to improve. First of all, I've seen quite a few deviations on your page at this angle. It would be interesting to view something at a different perspective. I recommend that you experiment with angles to see what fits and what doesn't. Secondly, it would be very nice to try some different rose shots. Of course, that is very vague, but that's a good thing. Try to be creative. Think of a 'wow' rose in your head and then try to find something similar.

I do hope that this critique was helpful! Thank you for reading.
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Critique by MyWingsYourFreedom Feb 28, 2016, 8:05:32 AM
It is a beautiful and stunning shot, the water droplets giving the piece more depth and impact. The tones and shadows of the rose itself are stunning. A great shot. The blurring out of the shot gives more edge and softness, making the rose itself look delicate. I love the originality and it fills my heart with inspiration. The technique of the shot fully shows the stages of a roses uncurling. This is stunning and takes my breath away. I truly thank you for the experience you have given me today. A truly magnificent piece of art. Well done, and I wish you well.
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Photographer
This, is a fine example of a Phoenix Rose, that marvelous flower that when it wilts, bursts into flame, and then rises again from its own ashes. :D
Lilyas Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you, he he! :D
spinekicksy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
It looks so beautiful
Azurna568 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Love the focus and all the droplets. The color is awesome! (and I don't even care for orange).
Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your sweet comment. :hug:
The-crystal-temple Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Artist
Manndacity Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psychosomatic-Psyche Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SO stunning and magical looking! I love your rose deviations. :love:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
GOLD by KmyGraphic Congraz your Deviation is featured by :iconsave-jassy2012: have a great day With Love by KmyGraphic
Lilyas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Danke, meine Liebe. :hug:
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Absolutely stunning! That's a magnificent flower!
Marshall-lee3434 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Artist
I love it!!!!!
RainpawProductions Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
This is just beautiful. I especially like the way those dewdrops were drew. 
DracoMaulus57 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Artist
Amazing detail!
meganjoy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Featured your beautiful picture here: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c… :heart:
tp32 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Beautiful job !!
elminino Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   General Artist
wow, your roses are amazing!
Misslake Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Very beautiful! :love:
JackTheRipper15 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
The golden leaf colors are so beautiful. I've never seen autumn look so juicy. I like how the middle is perfectly twisted, like quicksand or something. It really pulls you into the picture. :+fav:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, thanks.
JackTheRipper15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Of course.
graphiteandpaint Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   General Artist
This is just beautiful! I'd add a critique, but really I'm lost for words! Wonderful!
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
He he, thank you anyway! :D
mistersingh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Very beautiful:)
danravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Artist
Wow cool
satishverma Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely very very beautiful.
Nikonfinest Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Photographer
that so pretty
rosfewell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful and cleaver!
44ali Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovelypiggyy7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student
Lidia-Shonorova Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You have all the magic, because it is very beautiful and bright. Good Witch gives your energy generously because she half God.
Permiasorella Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful and love your watermark!
fallingrock70 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Great shot!
FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Just wonderful!!!, very beautiful color!!.
gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
MadisonJW Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
this is truly beautiful <3
BVBonToast Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing!
Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, feature time: [link] :)
alirezaaganori Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
hello good morning tanks for you very naise photo
theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
So lovely
MayLPhotography Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely :)
Pyroddiction Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I featured this one in my journal: [link]
madowee11 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
a flower from heaven!
augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
MistressRhi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Wow - I LOVE this one! It has so many of my favourite things, Autumn, Roses, dewdrops on roses just stunning!!
ABT-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Ahhh such a beautiful rose the light is captured so well in the little droplets of water!! It does as your title suggests it does has an autumn feel to it!
bohgirl11 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
What is there to critique? It's perfect the way it is.
marob0501 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured you in my journal [link]
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Canon EOS 30D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
100 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 7, 2011, 7:25:39 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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