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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1989
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon F3, Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, Ektachrome
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 11:15
Viewed: 6020
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
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Apple tree flower

Here again it’s a high magnification macro. When I saw the small flower I believed it had a lot of potential to make an impressive close-up. Imagine this picture on a wall in a 24x36 inches format (60x90 cm).

What I liked the most was the color contrast. That yellow against the magenta color seemed to work well. But when I saw the tips of the pistils, then I was seduce by the precision Mother Nature can deliver.

In fact the yellow particles are only pollen.


Technical data:

Camera : Nikon F3
Accessory-1 : Nikon PV-4 bellows with lens reverse adaptor
Accessory-2 : Double cable release
Lens : Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 reversed
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : 1/60 sec (synch speed_
Tripod: Manfroto
Filter: None
Magnification ratio: 3-5 X (not recorded)
Meter :
Flash : Nikon SB-12 with SC-14 extension cable (TTL exposure)
Film : Ektachrome
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-28 15:14]

Another very good example of great macro work Alain. As you wrote - excellent colours and details, great candidate for big format wall picture. I'm allergic but this time I'm not afraid ;-) Thank you for sharing!

Hi Alain, its a good shot spoiled by a bad choice of frame IMO. I do agree that the colours of flower and pollen work very well. Wonders of nature in small details. Very well done.

Lovely macro, Alain. I love the contrast of fuschia and yellow, great detail on the stamens. Good frame too!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-29 4:19]

What a nice and interesting macro that you have well done ! Congratulations Alain and thanks for sharing here.
PS : sorry for my comment a bit short but I explain why on the TN forum

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-29 5:56]

Hello Alain!
Wonderful capture.Well seen and composed.POV,details,colors,DOF,framing and lighting are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-29 18:51]

Very close and very colorful. This is a nice macro, although DOF is a little shallow ... TFS!


Lovely colour,detail and presentation...
Good macro shot...

Hi Alain

Looks like gold nuggets. Lovely clear sharp macro. Vibrant colours. Nicely done. Thanks.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-11-28 20:27]

Muito bom... gosto destes ângulos apertados!
Nitidez, cores e contraste.
Uma ótima macro!!
Muito bom trabalho. Todas as suas fotos estão ótimas.

See: Flores

excellent macro...contrast and details great.
I`m allergic but I wanna get closer to the monitor - it`s so beautiful :))))))
PS. Welcome to visit my macro pics :)

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