Originally Posted by mtngal
I like the second one better than your first one. I thought the first one was a bit too soft for my taste, but otherwise was an excellent shot. I'm sure that there are those who will say that the second one has too much unnecessary green around it, that it should be cropped more like the first one, or that the flower is a little too centered in the frame, but I like it the way it is. It's such a spectacular flower, and I like the back-lighting.
Thanks Mtngal for the kind words.
I agree that this one should be cropped a little but I want to leave it totally virgin if you will. I was impressed with the IQ using the SAL70-400mmG lens. The colors and sharpness got my attention.