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Soft Lilac



I love Lilacs. They never last long enough - but their aroma in the air is a sure signal of Spring !

I love Lilacs. They never last long enough - but their aroma in the air is a sure signal of Spring !
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People's Choice in Flowers And More Flowers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Flowers And More Flowers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Colors Of Spring Photo Contest 2018
Contest Finalist in Macro And Patterns Photo Contest
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Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Flowers And More Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Flowers And More Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Pink Photo ContestTop 10 class
Pink Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Pink Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Blurred Subjects Photo ContestTop 10 class
Blurred Subjects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Colors Of Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class
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ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Macro And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro And Patterns Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Macro Games Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Games Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Pink Color Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 40Top 10 class
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Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 class
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41 Comments | Report
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 11, 2017
WOW ... Stunning! Love the pastel! Just perfect!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography June 11, 2017
wow , everything about this spells elegance and beauty ... what a stunner
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 12, 2017
Gorgeous capture! Awarded.
JVendetti
 
JVendetti June 12, 2017
BEAUTIFUL!!! ?
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman June 12, 2017
What a marvelous capture. Love everything about it. Kudos
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman June 12, 2017
Beyond beautiful....love the edit
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 12, 2017
Wonderful macro and selective focus! Just lovely, lovely, lovely!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 13, 2017
Stunning!! シ
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography June 13, 2017
WOW!!! this is breathtaking, absolutely gorgeous
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 June 13, 2017
I can see this on a birthday card!
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon June 14, 2017
I love lilacs, too, Gail . . . and I really love this!
adavies PRO
 
adavies June 18, 2017
Fantastic! :)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 19, 2017
Simply lovely so delicate and whispy:-)
swood
 
swood June 21, 2017
I was immediately drawn to this capture. The color, the focal point...everything is spot on. Mesmerizing!
Mirza_Cengic
 
Mirza_Cengic June 21, 2017
Very beautiful macro
terryc PRO+
 
terryc June 29, 2017
Love the selective focus and lovely softness of the shot, as well as the beautiful colors, Gail!!
Alfoto336699
 
Alfoto336699 June 29, 2017
Love the subtle shades and soft focus, beautifully done Gail!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold July 02, 2017
beautiful and very elegant!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 July 12, 2017
wow !! so beautiful !!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole July 13, 2017
Beautiful!!! Love the softness!! : )
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer July 21, 2017
Drop dead stunning! Color, detail, DOF - love it!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 19, 2017
Voted The Pink Color
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 24, 2017
Voted Macro Games
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 November 07, 2017
Voted Macro and Patterns
adavies PRO
 
adavies November 29, 2017
Congrats. Gail! Love this one! :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 29, 2017
Congrats! Well deserved :)
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz December 01, 2017
Congratulations on being a Finalist in Macro and Patterns Photo Contest for November, 2017! Well done!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 07, 2017
Congrats on your win, Finalist in Macro and Patterns Photo Contest
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 21, 2017
Voted Viewbug Photography Awards, good luck! Gail
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 01, 2018
Gorgeous job! Voted Colors of Spring.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 17, 2018
Congratulations on being
Contest Finalist in "The Colors of Spring" Photo Contest 2018 for August, 2018. Well done!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 17, 2018
Congratulations !!!, Won Contest Finalist in Colors of Spring Photo Contest
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 25, 2018
Beautiful image, Congratulations on your award!
Mar PRO+
 
Mar August 25, 2018
Breathtaking capture. Congratulations on a well deserved award!! It is absolutely stunning!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 26, 2019
Beautiful! Voted Flowers.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 11, 2019
yay....congrats on your Fin!alist Award! A work of art!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 28, 2019
Congratulations on being People's Choice in Flowers and more Flowers Photo Contest! Yahoo! Well deserved!
llowzz PRO+
 
llowzz May 28, 2019
Stunning image in all respects ! Congratulations !!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 29, 2019
Congratulations, Gail! People's Choice award in the Flowers, Flowers contest!
cdhollingsworth PRO+
 
cdhollingsworth May 29, 2019
beautiful
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 09, 2019
Congratulations ! People Choice in Flowers and More Flowers Photo Contest

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in my garden.
Time
The lovely aroma of the Lilacs called out to me as I was enjoying this early, warm Spring day. You never know here in southern Ontario how warm the days will be in May. It was around 2 p.m. on May the 10th.
Lighting
It was a bright day. I like to shoot Wide Open on my Macro lens but due to the full sun stopped it down to F/3.5
Equipment
I used my Canon Rebel T1i with my Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM lens.
Inspiration
I love Lilacs. The sheer joy of the early warmth of the day and the aroma of the Lilacs inspired me to take the image.
Editing
My first adjustments are always basics: checking the light levels which I did adjust. I then used a few carefully placed soft pink overlays to give an overall soft and feminine appearance to the image. I used several Layers to accomplish this soft effect while editing in Photoshop CS6.
In my camera bag
I always have a Canon Rebel Camera & usually go out with an intent in mind depending on the location where I am shooting. I would say 75% of the time I use my Canon EF100mm F2.8 Macro USM Lens as I love shooting the little miracles in our world whether it be flowers or insects. I try not to pack too heavy. Many times I will have my Macro lens on my camera but will have back up lenses in the car in case I change my mind. I also have a Canon EF200mm f/2.8 USM, and an EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM. I always carry an extra battery, memory card, Canon 430 EX11 Flash and extra lens covers when possible.
Feedback
For this type of image it basically comes down to paying attention to the Season and being aware what flowers will be in bloom at the time. If you cannot find what you are looking for in your own backyard, hopefully you have access to nearby Parks or Flower Gardens & Nurseries where there usually is a multitude of flowers during the year. I find being out in Nature and experiencing the many aromas and 'gifts' of the Seasons to be very rewarding and therapeutic.

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