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Sundrops or Evening Primrose

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 6 June 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Photographed against a white foamboard, indoors by window, natural light, overexposed.

NIKON D300 8/5 seconds F/32.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Dulcie from Danville, United States

Lovely photo. I like the "look" you have achieved. And thanks for volunteering the information about how you achieved it. :-) That is very helpful!

6 Jun 2009 6:16am

@Dulcie: Thank you for your comment. I'm glad my explanation helped. It is how we all learn from others.

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful blossom shot. I like the minute detail you capture. The color is subtle and very effective as is the white background. Very well done.

6 Jun 2009 2:15pm

Sue from United States

The white foam core background gives the image an entirely different look than what I'm accustomed to seeing from you -- a more, ummmmm, graphic look perhaps. As always, you achieved wonderful clarity and detail.

6 Jun 2009 4:57pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Not so sure I like the white background...seems not quite as "dramatic" as on a darker background...composition is lovely, but again, i'd love to have seen this shot, on something darker...

6 Jun 2009 6:02pm

@Susan: I'm experimenting. You are not the only photographer who does not like a white BG. I do appreciate your comments!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

High key beauty.

7 Jun 2009 12:02am

Marcie from United States

Stunning! Love the contrast..the light..the simplicity of the white background.

7 Jun 2009 3:55pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Stunningly artistic composition here . . the soft, natural colors make this a perfect study.

7 Jun 2009 5:29pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

I have to get used to the white background. It's similar to studies painted on a white cardboard or canvas.

7 Jun 2009 6:13pm

David from Bryn Mawr, United States

Interesting to see the range of views about the background. I group this photo with others you've done that remind me of designs on glazed porcelain. Delightful as design. I also enjoy the opportunity to see this flower in such a different context from the lovely mass we have in the garden.

7 Jun 2009 8:34pm

Frida from Sweden

I really like the processing you have done here. It suits the object very well.

7 Jun 2009 10:23pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Marvelous composiition, Anita. Again I'd like to see this in a dark background for the pop factor.

8 Jun 2009 10:42am

NIKON D300
8/5 seconds
F/32.0
ISO 200
105 mm

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