Taken at Longwood Gardens a couple of weeks ago. Outdoors, natural light, macro lens, tripod.
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How smart to take just one section of flower. It is very lovely.
When you describe how you take your images you always mention that nasty word: tripod. No wonder your photos are so flawless. I have to force myself to use mine...I MUST take inspiration from you.!
28 Jul 2009 5:45am
@Dulcie: Dulcie: Re. tripods--they really are essential for macro work, though photographers with steady hands can take amazing macros hand-held. Maybe I have written this before, but the key for me was getting a lightweight tripod. Mine was on the inexpensive side (see "about").
This is very nice Anita. It's interesting that even though the flower details are cut in the top left corner it's not distracting at all. What I find a bit distracting is the big negative space on the right side if the image. Maybe a square format would work he pretty well.
28 Jul 2009 7:35am
I have a little bush growing in my backyard and it has blossoms just like this. It's one of the big Hydrangea-family. Really beautiful photo!
28 Jul 2009 8:07am
Very elegant, as always.
28 Jul 2009 8:46am
Simply beautiful, Anita.
28 Jul 2009 9:11am
wonderful macro shot Anita !
28 Jul 2009 10:34am
@ClaudiaBCN: Thank you for visiting and commenting!!
The spotless white against the green backdrop is awesome
28 Jul 2009 11:47am
Lovely purity. The focus on the tiny bloom is perfect.
28 Jul 2009 12:44pm
28 Jul 2009 2:21pm
very soft and pretty
28 Jul 2009 6:12pm
28 Jul 2009 7:45pm
Lovely image Anita, like the lighting and softness. Beautiful work!
29 Jul 2009 2:19am
So dainty the way this one little pure flower comes to the fore . .
29 Jul 2009 4:34am
Simple, yet so beautiful. Wonderful and creative composition.
29 Jul 2009 5:13am
Very nice shot... Although, why would you need a tripod at 1/1250s?
29 Jul 2009 8:11am
@Koushiro~光子郎: Thanks for your comment. Re. tripod: I need it because f4 on a 105mm macro lens provides a very narrow area of focus. I wanted only one specific part of the flower to be in focus. I am not steady enough to do so hand-held. Some photographers are able to take shots like this hand-held, but I'm not one of them. I'm glad you asked.
Love the diagonal composition..the balance of positive and negative space. Beautiful soft color.
29 Jul 2009 11:40am
I like the delicate nature of this white flower. Nicely framed too.
29 Jul 2009 7:59pm
Wow! So delicate.... so elegant.... Bravo
8 Aug 2009 4:30am
You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.
6 Jan 2011 9:14am
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