Sparklite

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I saw this flower and I tought it would make a perfect macro subject since the angle of the sun was causing a small circle of light to fall in highlight right at the cnetre of the inside of the flower leaving the surrounding area in shadow. I hope you like

PP: Since the sun was just to the bottom right of the flower i masked/feathered and increased the exposure of the upper let portion of the 'yellow' to even out the brightness.

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I saw this flower and I tought it would make a perfect macro subject since the angle of the sun was causing a small circle of light to fall in highlight right at the cnetre of the inside of the flower leaving the surrounding area in shadow. I hope you like

PP: Since the sun was just to the bottom right of the flower i masked/feathered and increased the exposure of the upper let portion of the 'yellow' to even out the brightness.

comments (9)

  • Suby
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2006, 01:19
This works for me. Cool Macro smile
I'm really liking this photo. The way the sun is shining down makes this photo perfect. Great macro.
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jun 2006, 09:38
Cool shot. Spot on. Good composition. Nice lighting in the centre and good choice of DOF.
Very good photo. like Steve sais well composed nice DOF and the stamens are good and sharp (or are they pistils) can't remember any of the highschool biology anymore. well done.
Iain Myrans: lol. Me niether!
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 11 Jun 2006, 13:04
Very nice... The lighting is great, and your photo has this sort of dreamy feel to it. The colours are really nice too. I think it'd be better if you had enough DOF to get all of the inside of the flower in focus, but it hardly spoils the shot. Nicely done!
Iain Myrans: Yes, I agree. I had trouble getting it to be spot-on because it was a bit of a windy day (another reason I shot at 200ISO). Every time I had it look good in the viewfinder (nice feature of the Olympus E330 SLR is that it has live aperture preview on the LCD screen-- very handy for macros) the flower bobbed a bit in the wind. I took about 15 photos -- all of the same composition and this turned out the best. I didn't want to open the apeture more since I liked the narrowness and the way it played on the petals at the back and front of the image. Thanks for your comment! smile
  • promeneur
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jun 2006, 17:02
I like this a lot. The effort shows. I like the fact you can't see the whole flower, because it feels like you're given a secret view into the flower. Nice one.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Jun 2006, 17:29
I love the pink smile
Awesome shot. Really dreamlike....
very dreamlike.. I like it very much..well done!

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camera E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/640s
aperture f/3.5
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 50.0mm
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