2012 Digital Open Colour

2012 Digital Open Colour: Gold Medal
Liz Robertson, LPSNZ

Lily Licked

Lily Licked by Liz Robertson, LPSNZ

Lily Licked was shot as part of a study I was doing for club subject ‘flowers’ earlier this year.  I was trying to highlight the very tip of the petal to show off its velvety texture.  I did not want the background to distract from the subject but I did want its symmetrical shape to leave no doubt in the viewer’s mind what it was.  It wasn’t until later that I thought it looked like a tongue, hence its name.

Technical details -  1/25 sec at f/2.8, EF100mm f/2.8 macro lens, Canon EOS 500D