Concluding the series… After all the spectacular colours, the vivid macros and the intricate detail, I just wanted to add a picture that shows the soft, subtle, more… pink qualities of the lily. After all it is a just a truly beautiful flower…

[Sony a350, Sigma 17-70@50mm, f:13, 1sec, ISO-100]


The Lily Series:

Lily I - The Opulence Lily II - The Intimacy

Lily III - The Potency Lily IV - The Passion

Lily V - The Temptress

Lily VI - The Promise Lily VII - The Promise


flower, green, closeup, macro, lily, stigma, lilyseries, petal, pollen

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    This series is Awesome George, but this shot is my favorite!

    Great work…

  • Thank you, my dear :-) I’m glad you like it and I am really pleased that you have favored it.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Oh, George … what light … what detail … what subtle magnificence!!! I’m in awe of this one, for sure!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Lois what a wonderful comment. I am so happy you like it and thanks for adding it to your favorites :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    I LOVE the background you shose for this – perfectly pastel. This is so perfect for this pic! (I would have ruined it with a black background – LOL).

  • Oh believe me I was SOOOO tempted… LOL. But I would have missed the point in this one :-) Thank you my friend

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    … what a standard to try to live up to … must run out and get some flowers to snap today, lol!!!!

  • Mark Tull
    Mark Tullover 5 years ago

    Superb work as ever, no wonder you have a reserved seat on the home page :o)

  • Francesca Rizzo
    Francesca Rizzoover 5 years ago

    another superb shot george, love the series – will we be seeing a calendar ?

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors and detail!

  • Thank you very much Charles, I really appreciate you featuring it in Still Life Photography.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    Beautiful George!! Love the soft color!

  • Thank you very much Ann :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot George! Was it natural lighting that you used? It is very soft and lovely :)

  • Yep! the window is just off the shot to the right :-) Thank you my friend.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Jane Marin
    Jane Marinover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the whole series!

  • Thank you very much Jane, and many thanks for favoring them! – George

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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