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Tiny blossom   Featured in PhotoFlash #074
 
 
Cleofitas M. Schoolcraft
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    Beautiful! Love the composition and color. May I ask what lens you used and time of day?

4/19/2009 5:44:43 PM

 
anonymous A. nobody

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Hello there,

Thanks for the note. I used a Tamron 90mm macro lens on this tiny flower, which was less than 1" long. It was an indoor conservatory at Callaway Gardens and my lens was angled in such a way as to get some light falling on the greenery of the plant itself in the background. The pink flower was not directly lit.

Some also look for a leaf & place it in the background if necessary & then use a penlight with a diffuser on it to light up the background. If you Google Les Saucier's website & look at one of his articles on this penlight technique, you can see what a huge difference it can make in the photo. My photo was more subtle, done with the light that was there during the afternoon. Sue

4/19/2009 8:37:14 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Lovely colors and DOF. Congrats on being featured.

5/6/2009 2:10:42 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Beautiful colors and details, a beautiful featured image Susan! Congratulations!

5/6/2009 4:29:34 PM

 
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