Well, it is that time of year, at least in the northern hemisphere, where flowers are blooming. As always, this is about a good, well composed, appropriately sharp, close-up of your subject. We will likely have a second flower related theme later this year since this is one of the more popular subjects for macro shooter!
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Have been camping in the South australian Outback for over 25 years and this was the first time that we came across the flower that Australia is supposedly famous for - The Sturt Desert Pea. An amazing flower with red so vibrant it appeared out of place to be in the outback.
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Nikon D300 18-200mm VR Set to Aperture Priority Auto White Balance f6.3 1/60s focal length 82mm Used SB800 for fill flash Feisol Stand
D600 | 85mm Micro 3.5 G VR | f/20 @ 0.6 sec | window light + SB 700 in sm softbox
Some of you may have noticed this is a DX lens on a FX camera. I originally got this lens for use with my D7000. I was pleased to discover that the vignetting at these small apertures is quite minimal. I certainly get more usable area than shooting in crop mode. Attachment
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Hi, I was thinking of flowers as from buds to seed formation, but if this does not qualify as a 'flower', just let me know... I've had this shot in my brain all winter, just waiting for the late spring arrival of the puff balls to try it out. Just took it last week.
I hunted the most perfect one I could find (hundreds to choose from), brought inside to protect from wind/movement.
These roses were all stuffed in a box waiting to be center pieces for an event I was about to shoot. I already had a white Elinchrom umbrella set up with 2 SB-910's triggered by Pockewizard TT5's set up, so I dragged it over and lit these this way. D-700, 24-70 @f/8, 1/60, ISO 400. Post in LR5 and CS6.