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Queen Anne's Lace with Snow 2

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 17 January 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I took this yesterday after a light snow. I rushed out to take some photos before the wind blew off the snow.

Natural light, macro lens, tripod. I used my 12" circular diffuser for the first time, to diffuse the bright sunlight shinning on the flower.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 200 100 mm


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Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Super sharp and a perfect bokeh. Nicely done.

17 Jan 2009 5:47am

@Chris Parr: Thank you for commenting.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Lovely. So delicate and I like the tones. Nice Bokeh.

17 Jan 2009 6:22am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice shot with great snowy bokeh!

17 Jan 2009 6:23am

@Steve: Thank you!!

Peggy M from France

beautiful shot !

17 Jan 2009 9:38am

@Peggy M: Thank you!!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

nice image, glad you managed to capture it.

17 Jan 2009 12:39pm

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john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Terrific selective focus, lighting and tonality. Well done.

17 Jan 2009 1:28pm

Sue from United States

Looks like you achieved great results from your diffuser. I need to discipline myself more -- tripod, diffuser, etc. The list gets lengthy. But after looking at your beautiful images, the discipline certainly pays off!

17 Jan 2009 3:45pm

Mary from PA, United States

Gorgeous Anita!! Love the background..and detail of the Lace.

17 Jan 2009 5:00pm

Matthew from Spokane, United States

love the DOF, nice shot.

17 Jan 2009 9:51pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

simple, monochrome... mais tres beau

17 Jan 2009 9:52pm

@Sof: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

manel from Girona, Spain

Buen macro. Lástima que el color de fondo sea tan igual.

17 Jan 2009 10:03pm

@manel: Gracias. Es verdad.

Frida from Sweden

Great macro with beautiful sharpness on the object and lovely bokeh. I must get myself a diffuser right away.

17 Jan 2009 10:49pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful shot - we didn't get any snow that I could shoot - and it is too darn cold to go outside!!

17 Jan 2009 11:23pm

@Chris: It was cold and I was fumbling with the settings. I'm surprised I got an image I could use. I was desperate!

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

wowo!!! it s very nice shot...tnx anita

18 Jan 2009 11:29am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

A super light snow! Excellent details, you braved that single digit cold?

18 Jan 2009 12:53pm

@Betty: Thanks! I don't think it was single digits when I went out. :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Such a delightful plant this is . . like a little cauldron here to hold the snow ! Diffusers rule !

18 Jan 2009 1:10pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Lovely shot Anita, so delicate and warm. Glad you were able to capture the snow, a beautiful image.

18 Jan 2009 11:37pm

David R. Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

Would you consider reposting the similar photo from last year (or was it two years ago)? I'm remembering it as fuller, but would enjoy thinking about what has changed (not least in your technique and choices).

19 Jan 2009 9:04am

@David R. Ross: Here are the links to two other Queen Anne's Lace with snow images: February 2008 and November 2008

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Marvelous composition and bokeh, Anita.

20 Jan 2009 11:38am

1/160 second
ISO 200
100 mm