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Bunchberry #2

Bunchberry #2
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-05
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5, Cokin P 101 +1 Close-up lens
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 22:12
Viewed: 3194
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While waiting for my extension tube, I did some experimenting with a Cokin P101 close-up filter in order to get a bit closer to my subject.
The P101 cuts my minimum focusing distance in half, so now I only need to be 2 1/2 feet or so away instead of 5 feet.
I returned today to my early summer forest plant location in spite of the light rain, however the fresh rain droplets on the plants do give a nice effect.
These lovely little bunchberries really needed the rain anyway, so I'm not complaining.
On a technical note, I would have liked to have shot at more like an F8 or more, but there was a bit of a breeze around, so the shutter speed was a bit of a priority.
I know you can't see it, but there's a small clearcut area some 50 metres away. These bunchberry plants live in the buffered area between the clearcut and the trail.
I'm glad they returned this year as quite a few trees within the buffered area blew over from the strong winds we had late last year. Bunchberries like the shade and now it isn't as shady as it once was.

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hi tim,
very beautiful floral shot, sharp image with good details, well saturated colours, the dew drops look beautiful on the leaf.
well done,
tfs & regards

I'm learning so much just looking at your photos. I didn't even know they made close-up filters.
This is a wonderfully composed, sharp, lovely image. I love the droplets on the leaf. I still have trouble using a tripod...seems I can never quite get in position with one. ha ha

I was looking through photos last night and happened on yours. As my wife was listening to the birds and having a sip of wine prior to be, she is usually quiet...bu then stopped and asked what that (your picture) was. She added that is was so beautiful and delicate and amazing.

Sometimes I feel like photo editor..I see so many things....so from her through to you....her compliments...as well as mine. You see Jane is not a photographer but has acted as a personal judge and my mate who matts and chooses frames. She does have an eye for some things.

Hi Tim,
this is a very fine capture of this bunchberry plant and it is one that I have never seen before now.There was an expression I once heard from a Toronto Sun photographer take it at f/8 and it will great,however you did great at f/5 and have captured much detail and have a good depth of field as your reward.Tfs. Bob

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