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Peace Lilly

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 5 October 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Certain species of Spathiphyllum are commonly known as Spath or Peace Lilies.

PENTAX K200D 1/350 second F/5.6 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great macro with clear bokeh!! Nice one Eric!

5 Oct 2011 5:26am

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

We have these at home. nicely captured

5 Oct 2011 5:57am

@P J W Miller: Thank you very much Peter! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

a lovely shot
well done

5 Oct 2011 6:56am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

j'en ai aussi une....grandes fleurs lors de l'achat et plus le temps passe plus elles deviennent petites :-))

5 Oct 2011 8:03am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Véronique! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Strange flower, quite impressive !

5 Oct 2011 8:04am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

a wonderful name for this flower which i haven´t seen before! wonderful "soft" and blur compo!

5 Oct 2011 8:21am

@klausz: Thank you very much Klaus! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I like the composition, well played with light and shadows.

5 Oct 2011 8:46am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful close-up, the details are so beautiful ! Have a lovely day :)

5 Oct 2011 8:46am

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

sehr schön mit dem Licht und Schatten. Guter Schärfeverlauf.

5 Oct 2011 8:57am

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! ;-)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Nothing as strange and wonderful as mature, and this is no exception. Love the focus.

5 Oct 2011 9:46am

@Ainsley: Thank you very much Ainsley! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superbly delicate shot - the purity of the flower suits its name.

5 Oct 2011 9:59am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful closeup

5 Oct 2011 10:47am

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


I would also love to see this as a black & white.

5 Oct 2011 11:59am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thank you very much Sharon! I will see what I can do...... ;-)

tataray from france, France

Macro superbe, avec de magnifiques détails. ))
Bon mercredi Eric.

5 Oct 2011 12:01pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Eric,
The Spathiphyllum is known to me. It is used in residential areas of improved air quality. The plant looks healthy. The white flower I like very well. A nice close-up which I like very much.
Have a nice time and all the best. Dear greetings from Christel

5 Oct 2011 1:08pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have always know them as peace lily. Lovely sot.

5 Oct 2011 1:23pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Um, sorry, that would be lovely SHOT. ;-)

5 Oct 2011 1:24pm

@B. Thomas: ;-))))

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

magnificent macro shot! front and center, the color white would be the best representation of peace - IMHO! :)

PS: I learned that acronym from you - thank you! =)

5 Oct 2011 1:32pm

@Photographs by M.E.: LOL....thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautifully shot Eric - the top of the flower has a ghostly feel to it with those two eyespots. :-))

5 Oct 2011 1:50pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! Yes, actually there seems to be a face embedded there! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love the view of this beautiful flower ... Wonderful light and textures ... A hug, Adela

5 Oct 2011 2:00pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Nice close-up with great bokeh!

5 Oct 2011 2:00pm

@vu@granby: Thank you very much Wolfgang! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle délicatesse et finesse, superbe compo et image ce coeur de fleur est grandisoe

5 Oct 2011 2:10pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Well done ... and please, Lily, bring us peace!

5 Oct 2011 2:24pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! Yes, we can only pray! ;-)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

fantastic close-up shot - stunning clarity and wonderful colours

5 Oct 2011 2:53pm

@Roman: Thank you very much Roman! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un beau cadrage serré sur cette étrange fleur!

5 Oct 2011 3:40pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely flower with a lovely name.

5 Oct 2011 3:55pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

And peace be unto you. Nicely done.

5 Oct 2011 4:09pm

@Jim: Thank you very much Jim! ;-)

vaFA from tehran, Iran

magnific shot!beautiful close-up.well done.

5 Oct 2011 4:27pm

@vaFA: Thank you very much vaFA! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb light Eric. Nice capture.

5 Oct 2011 5:24pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just magnificent, Eric!! Beautiful focus and peaceful and regal! Beautiful job!

5 Oct 2011 5:37pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely detailed close-up and soft white color, great capture!

5 Oct 2011 6:04pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


5 Oct 2011 6:16pm

@Olivier: Merci beaucoup Olivier! ;-)

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I have never heard them called peace lilies...I like the sound of that as do I like your image of this one!!!

5 Oct 2011 7:18pm

@Shar: Thank you very much Shar! ;-)

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

5 stars for this beautiful shot!!!! Eric what a lovely closeup of this picture of peace ;)

5 Oct 2011 7:41pm

@Sandy Weston: Thank you very much Sandy! You are most kind! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

a most impressive and pretty flower, eric! i wonder if i've seen one before ...

5 Oct 2011 7:59pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Lovely shot Eric. Impressive details and clarity. Two thumbs up.

5 Oct 2011 10:43pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

5 Oct 2011 11:39pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a gorgous macro! Really beautiful!

5 Oct 2011 11:50pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great detail; I love the soft light and shadows on the white.

6 Oct 2011 12:18am

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Great macro and bokeh. Love the soft light. Beautiful shot, Eric! :)

6 Oct 2011 3:34am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that is a stunning shot! Fabulous!

6 Oct 2011 4:08am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! ;-)

myky from Ontario, Canada

Such a beautiful flower...nicely captured!

6 Oct 2011 5:00am

@myky: Thank you very much Myky! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


6 Oct 2011 3:53pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are very kind indeed! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very nice capture of this unique lilly....

6 Oct 2011 4:18pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The Madona of the vegetal world! Excellent capture!

10 Oct 2011 5:02am

@Japanalia: LOL....Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-))

1/350 second
ISO 100
135 mm (35mm equiv.)