Try 2 - Lesser Celandine
I think you nailed this one perfectly. The details and DOF look spot on. I really like the lighting in this photo. It looks like there was a really small light inside the flower. It gave you this wonderful translucent idea. The few spider webs actaully give the photo something extra. The OOF BG has a wonderful color and helps to bring out the flower perfectly. The brighter green spot in the left bottom is a slight distraction.
The tips are great. I actaully got allmost all the tips covered. I even have a pair of pants that have extra pieces of water proof material at the most needed areas.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-04-30 8:49]
So simple so beauty...
I like so much this yellow flower against the dark backgroud.
You did it great with the illumination, and the soft yellows at the back goes pretty well with the subject.
I like very much also the vertical compostionmade and the frame used.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- delic (898)
- [2007-04-30 9:49]
Wonderful colors and contrast thanks to backlighting in this fine macro work. It does seem that stopping down more would be helpful. Not so much for the stem, but more for the flower itself. Still a terrific shot.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-04-30 14:50]
again so pretty, totaly different from the first - we can think it's the same motive - but the atmosphere is totaly different.
Here we have warm light, like the flower is shining by itself. Very well done my friend, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- paulbright (2764)
- [2007-04-30 15:16]
very beautiful shot. it looks like a burning candle in the dark, it sets a soothing mood. excellent work. TFS!
- hester (11638)
- [2007-04-30 15:20]
Just stunning light, lovely composition and perfect DOF
It may lack a little in sharpness, but the result is that the glowing colours leap out - I really like it for that reason.
I am considering getting a macro so have read your notes with great interest.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-05-01 6:47]
welcome to the word of shallow DOF and disturbing winds ;-)
You start in the right end with a good support.
The picture is well composed with good details and nice and lovely colours. The DOF is also fine, the flower is well isolated from the BG.
About the flash; a build-in does not always work well in the short distance as macro.
- rkailas (799)
- [2007-05-02 0:52]
This is very nice shot technically - focus, sharpness and exposure are well done. The lighting is great. However, with a dedicated macro lens such as what you have, you might perhaps want to get closer to the subject and make it come alive. For example, we could get a better idea about the flowers texture and other intricasies from close-ups that telephoto or zoom lenses are generally incapable of showing.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-05-03 11:43]
jolie macro de cette fleur jaune, bonne luminosité
bravo et bon bg
I have read your nice note with great interest and pleasure. I like your first impression. It is exact and written with humor.
First of all about shot. It is very nice and skillfully done. For pictured subject DOF is selected exactly. Colour palette (and especially yellow colour) is simply amazing as well as the beautifulness of the BG. Bravo. Your first attempts are great.
I have never use hood with my 100 mm macro lens (but I have one of the best macro lens). I often apply very small aperture value and use macro flash. I have experience of using all flashes: inbuilt, external power flash and macro ring flash. Every one has own advantages and lacks.
My best wishes and TFS. Take pleasure at macro shooting.
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-05-06 4:11]
une image sobre, simple avec un résultat très bon au niveau douceur et graphisme. La transparence est bien trouvée, le cadrage soigné.
Is it possible that you may need to be a little further from the subject to get more DOF? The stem seems sharper than the petals???? I know NOTHING about macro photography. I do love the colors in this shot and the background is exquisite. The light seeming to radiate from the flower itself is super. I have no patience with flowers. EVERY time I try to photo one, even on a dead calm day, a breeze will come up!! It drives me nutty.
TFS both the photo and the tips.
Evelynn : )
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-05-18 3:25]
I like this simple composition, made to enhance the qualities of this delicate flower!
Good light and attractive colours...
Funny note, telling the side story well!