Nobody's Perfect by micklyn

You may not think so to look at my work, but I’m quite a perfectionist and will debate with myself for ages before uploading new work, as to whether it’s good enough or not… most times I decide it’s not. My poor computer is groaning under the weight of files that were ALMOST good enough, but didn’t quite satisfy my strict requirements… lol. (Wish I was as merciless when it comes to actually deleting them forever!)

This daisy was destined to join them, to gather dust indefinitely in the dark corners of my hard drive, but for some reason something about it just appealed to me, and here it is. In public. Not perfect, but I like it anyway.

Gerbera daisy, shot in natural light on my kitchen windowsill (my husband bought me flowers!!) using my Canon EOS 600D on 2012/01/09 at 01:05:21 PM.
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/160
Av( Aperture Value ) 3.5
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Processed using Photoshop CS2 and Topaz DeNoise.

In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago


  • thanks!

    – micklyn

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Such the beautiful artwork from your arrangement.. Thank you to inspire me and million friends:)
    Art Quote of the Day
    A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    Diane Arbus
    Best regards,

  • thanks, Sunny!

    – micklyn

  • mellychan
    mellychanover 3 years ago

    but pretty darn good :) i love the light coming in from the bottom.

  • : ) Thanks!!

    – micklyn

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago


  • Thanks, Rosalin!

    – micklyn

  • DanCarson
    DanCarsonover 3 years ago

    That’s beautiful.

  • Thank you, Dan!

    – micklyn

  • Robert Worth
    Robert Worthover 3 years ago

    beautiful.. how are you finding the 600D? I have one on order to replace my dying 350D… do you use live view much ( I would think I would use it for focussing on a subject like this for example – I do manual focus most things so slow AF in life view shouldn’t be an issue)

  • Thanks, Robert!! I have only had the 600D a little while and I’m still getting to know it, but I am very happy with the live view, as I sometimes need glasses and find it difficult to use the viewfinder with glasses on!! Live view definitely makes focusing easier, and I’m also a fan of manual focus! Also, I love the way you can swivel the screen every which way. I bet you’re going to love it… I used to have a 400D and this is WAY better. : )

    – micklyn

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    I think it is PERFECT! :) x

  • You’re very kind! : ) x

    – micklyn

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    Really beautiful shot. Perfect :-))))

  • Thanks so very much, Lisa!!

    – micklyn

  • Jari Hudd
    Jari Huddover 3 years ago

    Great shot!! The focal depth and light is perfect. Cheers Jari

  • : ) Thanks, Jari!

    – micklyn

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsover 3 years ago

    Really very beautiful!!

  • thanks so much, Lynda!

    – micklyn

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