Water Lily

Apr 25, 2013
Owings Mills, MD
So, I took this picture of a purple Water Lily (at least, I'm pretty sure it's a Water Lily...*Googling: ok...it is) at Carroll Creak in Frederick, MD. The water is...murky...to say the least, and I really hated the dull brown color as a background for this, and since I didn't have a 2.8 lens (on second though, I did have my 80-200...oh well) I couldn't really blur it enough to make it non-distracting. So...I did a little photoshop magic at my buddies house (sadly, after my PC crashed last winter I haven't been able to re-install PS/LR on my computer...yet) I got it on a pure white background.

So, while I like the white background tbh, I though I'd share the image here, and see what you guys/gals could come up with for a nice background. Go nuts, have fun with it...lets see what everyone can come up with!

Lily by ACDavis85, on Flickr

As always, C&C on MY shot are welcomed (I won't speak for posted works of other members who may share their background creations). Please do tell me what you think!

Thanks for looking.
May 23, 2010
Massachusetts: North Shore
Yes its a water lily. And some nice post here. the only ragged edge I see is down by the stem.

I do like the white, but this also leaves you wide open to do some cool texture or background work in PS.

I think its a nice image.

*fwiw, I love C and C and hearing what other people see as potential or different with something I post. *

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