Sparklite

20 Jun 2006 346 views
 
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I really liked this one so I thought I'd share it while I"m on a roll with Macro shots. :) I have no idea what kind of flower this is, I just shot it while wandering along the street the other day. Enjoy!

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I really liked this one so I thought I'd share it while I"m on a roll with Macro shots. :) I have no idea what kind of flower this is, I just shot it while wandering along the street the other day. Enjoy!

comments (9)

Great, the shallow DOF gives it sort a sensual feel.
Iain Myrans: Thanks. I took a few at different f-stops but the f/2.5 came out the nicest since it was so shallow you just got those little pieces that stick out forward ( I don't kow what they're called ). I liked it to. Thanks for the comment !
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 20 Jun 2006, 03:14
Nice abstract take on the subject, well done... Lovely colours!
WOAH, easy tiger!
  • Morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 20 Jun 2006, 11:06
whoa very vibrant! love the blur and the textures.
Woaw!! Thas awesome, you can even see the pollen on it!! thats amazing!! cool cool shot
  • Judy D
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2006, 14:17
Ahhhhh yellow so vibrant! So Pretty...nice shot!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2006, 15:11
When I grow up, I want not only to be able to take images like these, but to also UNDERSTAND images like these smile
Suby
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2006, 18:46
This is exactly the sort of flower shot that I love. Really vibrant colours and a really narrow depth of field, so as to almost make it an abstract. There's enough detail left so that you can see where the sticky-out things come from and in the petals on the right-hand side to balance the composition. Having had a few similar shots judged myself though, I appreciate thy're not to everyone's taste, even if those people are all wrong smile
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2006, 18:50
PS. When you were wandering down the street, presumably you had your tripod with you?
Iain Myrans: Hey, sorry for the slow reply! No, this was shot hand held. There was enough light for a 1/400s shot here so it came out quite well. I'm sure i could have gotten it sharper with a tripod but i find it still doesn't help much since the sway of the flower in the wind usually causes more trouble then the movement of the camera in my hand. It usually makes sense to set the shot the way you'd like it and then take a number of frames and hope that in one of them the wind stopped blowing for a second!

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camera Olympus E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/400s
aperture f/2.5
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 50.0mm
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