Friday, April 14, 2006

My Daffodil Shot for the Season

41 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

This was actually shot in front of a really pretty blue piece of paper, but scanned in almost black. I kind of like the effect, but I've had it with using this scanner. Since I can't see spending so much cash on a film scanner, I've decided to go ahead and have my lab scan all my negatives and put them on an account on their site. It costs me nothing, and will really improve the quality of my shots. Everything will be true to color, sharp as the prints, and a whole lot less work for me. So, that will be coming soon.

I spent some time playing around with my new extension tubes yesterday. I might start a new theme...macro Mondays. :o) Everyone have a great weekend.

Konica Minolta 70 Fuji HQ ISO 100 0.5 seconds f-11 Aperture mode Sigma 105mm lens

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice composition Micki. The background colour is perfect for the flower.
Charles
http://ridemypony.com

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Nice shot Micki. The blue did work out well.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

A really perfect shot for this weekend! Looking forward to your macro mondays! :)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love this it's truly beautiful.

The thought occured to me this morning...can your lab put your images onto a cd or dvd? I know that many do now, that way you can pull them up onto the comp straight from the cd or dvd.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

beautiful, i've put a flower shot up as well

9:37 AM  
Blogger pam n said...

graceful image, captures the essence of the flower. macro mondays is a great idea!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Lovely shot. I just bought a new scanner to do film negatives. Maybe I should have gone the route that you were talking about with your lab.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Deepak Kaul said...

Good shot, the space on the right is giving a noce effect

10:37 AM  
Anonymous blake said...

very nice, it seems to be the season for flower shots.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

A lovely flower shot it is! New extension tubes..how fun! Looking forward to macro mondays.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely shot micki. the background is very nice. I've done some semilar shots today (as it is sunny and warm today - in switzerland).
-shaped (http://pixel.shaped.ch)

11:58 AM  
Blogger wisconsin pics said...

very nice like the black background makes the flower look great

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12:13 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

i'm speachless...

12:26 PM  
Blogger Donncha said...

Nice daffodil, although a little dark and soft. I haven't got a decent shot of a daffodil yet this year. Must get out a bit this weekend and shoot some!

In Photos

12:32 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Wonderful shot!
The background looks lovely...

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Emré said...

Very nice profile with dark blue background. I love it ! :-) -- Do you have a feed, so I can track your posts? - cheers

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anders said...

Nice! We've had an unusually long winter here, so I haven't seen any of these outside yet.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Beautiful shot!

1:11 PM  
Blogger |- jX -| said...

nice shot. i love the details captured. the dark bg works too!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Myself said...

great macros, back in HS I spent alot of time outdoors during the springtime .... and my grades suffered greatly :)

nice photos..

2:15 PM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Nice capture, Micki. I especially like the negative space. Regards, Brent

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Gary said...

very nice, can see just a hint of the blue background

3:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Schmidt said...

cool photo, the black background is great. :)

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

That's a really pretty shot - very simple, but very well composed.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous idreaminred said...

great shot!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Nice one Micki! It's amazing how black the background turned out. Well done!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Hey, that's not a bad idea...Macro Mondays. I might work that into my rotation, too.

As you pointed out, the photo actually works well with the dark background, though I am curious to see it with the "real" color.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Wonderful photo! I really like the effect you got from the paper. I thought of trying this the other day on some Dogwood flowers.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

gorgeous!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous tore said...

Gorgeous. Really lovely, Micki. But can this daffodil cook you a four-course meal? No, I think not.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I'm learning from you..beautiful!!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Really nice, love the black background! :)

11:42 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
The weight of the background really emphasises and defines the form of this flower. Great isolation as well.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

love it Micki - the backdrop does look nice ;)

5:00 AM  
Blogger hamadryad said...

Awesome composition :) BTW, Thanks for dropping by my blog .... Keep coming ;)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Beautiful. Daffodils in Space. The daffodils have left here, however other blooms are coming! :)

6:56 AM  
Blogger Dia said...

So beautiful, and the background makes the daffodil ready to pop out from the photo :)

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Lovely shot against the black!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous MrC said...

love it against the black background - am intrigued by what it looked like with a blue background!
;)

This is one i took of an anemone blanda, the black is deep shadow (enhanced with a small contrast/brightness tweak) & the flower is in the bright sunshine

10:46 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice simple study.

6:36 PM  

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