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Rich Z
10-19-2013, 12:42 PM
A commercial grower in the Humboldt Bay/Mad River bottom land grows high end flowers commercially, and for seed and bulbs. Once a year (usually), they have an open house. Knowing the flowers would be exquisite, I took 100-400mm macro, 25mm extension tube and two large strobes. Too many people for a tripod, but I got lucky and was very steady that day.
These are hybrid (I guess so!) oriental lilies. Rich

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Mad Aussie
10-19-2013, 04:22 PM
And exquisite those colours are indeed. Especially in that 2nd shot.

Rich Z
10-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Thank you. When you've spent all Spring and Summer trying to find a flower with the least bug holes, etc., being set loose in a place like that is a bit overpowering. I'm just glad I remembered to push the button. Rich

Randitola
10-19-2013, 11:13 PM
wow...vivid shots, and the detail in each is great.

Hillbillygirl
10-20-2013, 06:42 AM
Amazing detail in both Rich.

JustinRyan215
10-20-2013, 06:50 AM
Beautiful!

Rich Z
10-20-2013, 08:45 AM
Thanks, Randitola. That refrigeration warehouse was full of full spectrum lights. That really helped. Rich

Rich Z
10-20-2013, 08:46 AM
Thank you, shooting conditions so good, my keeper rate was astronomical. Rich

Rich Z
10-20-2013, 08:47 AM
Thanks, Justin. I appreciate the kind word. Rich

Rich Z
10-20-2013, 03:35 PM
Thanks, Hillbillygirl. I appreciate your comment. Rich

Yisehaq
10-21-2013, 03:16 AM
Nice colors here! The second one is my fav!

Rich Z
10-21-2013, 09:21 AM
Thank you, Yisehaq. Second one my favorite, too, because I never expected it to be clear or bright. A happy surprise. I appreciate your comment. Rich

aubintbay
10-21-2013, 01:19 PM
Nice colors! I like the detail in that second one. I've got that first one in my back yard! They really are nice.

Rich Z
10-21-2013, 07:10 PM
Thanks, aubintbay. They had hundreds on display, all so beautiful, it was almost impossible to choose which ones to shoot. Rich