Monday, June 19, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS (Almost) -- A Flower at Sunset

34 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

OK, yesterday’s image was my tube of Crest Gel toothpaste. Stressing the word my here. I keep it hidden out of the children’s reach. I’m not sharing a tube with them any more. What a mess. The colors everyone liked came from the little flashlight I shined on the tube. The funny thing is, when York scanned this image, they balanced the color out to white. That made it way too easy to see it was a tube of toothpaste.

While not an actual macro shot today…just a close, close up, I’m posting anyway. It’s my blog, I’ll post what I want.

The whole family went down to the park a few weeks ago so I could shoot a sunset that turned out to be a washout. This was my first shot of the evening while waiting for the sun to go down. Caught this right before the sun sank behind the flowers that were in front of this little bloom. I used the gold side of my little reflector to throw some of that lovely light back onto the petals. So, all in all, the night wasn’t a complete loss.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Ultra Color ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm portrait/macro lens
Gold side of 12’’ reflector used
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:03 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I am impressed not just by this delightful shot of the flower but by the lengths you have gone to in bringing her to us. Just love the color off the gold reflector . . well worth all that care and effort.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Another gorgeous macro Micki. Great shot!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Lovely shot, Micki. The lighting works really well.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Beautiful shot Micki. The colouration throughout the shot is really lovely. I also like the dof and the selected focus. A joy to look at. Chris

10:11 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

It's a really beautiful shot, Micki! Is it an orchid?

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Emré said...

Good technique and lighting. Half of lefttop petal gives the idea of how golden reflection makes the change. I like it. Gotta carry a reflector around. :-)

11:15 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A particularly like the delicate coloring. Very nice close up.

11:18 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Wow this is beautiful! Love the painting characteristic of the picture. Definitely your best macro (in my opinion) so far.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Briesing said...

Very nice shot ! I like the soft light.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very good macro, nice one Micki!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

It has a "painting" feel about it, another beautiful and original flower shot.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

I absolutely love the background on this photo.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

I like your framing for this fine macro.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous shaped said...

very nice shot. love the colors and the background. great macro shot micki.

4:19 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

That gold reflector was just the trick - as always, thanks for sharing some of your technique!

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Jeff H. said...

Yup, a painting effect for sure. The colors are just right... kind of subtle.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Very nice Micki:) Nice soft colors.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Lovely! As usual, Micki.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Lovely! It's difficult to get the white to stand out against the white background in a shot like this but it worked out well here.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like the composition and colors in the background..look like watercolor painting....lovely shot:-))

10:26 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

So beautiful! Love the deep green shades.

I also loved your Take a Guess(very cool!), the petunia macro & the June 13th photos(especially the 3rd one with the light to dark green reflections).

And I think that's AWESOME how your son overcame his fear of water!!! My brother had an autistic friend named Justin years ago. If he injured himself, he wouldn't be able to feel anything, so we had to be very careful when he came over. He was such a sweetie.

Your photos & stories are a constant source of inspiration.

1:05 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

Kind of hairy for a flower, isn't it? Did you put it in the freezer for a while to sedate it before you took this shot?

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

Lovely composition Micki

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Nice shot Micki. I love the goldy tone you gave.
Otherwise, i would like some more details at the red bottom of the flower

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Lovely work! The light you captured coming through the red pedals is a wonderful feature, along with the wonderful DOF.

5:53 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

WOW. This is just gorgeous - the lighting, the delicacy of the flower, the colors. beautifully captured micki!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Yanik said...

Another gorgeous close up micki..This one sorta calmed me down!! i just got back from an exam, saw this pic and it just calmed me down...so soothing...well done

6:07 AM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Beautiful image talented lady!!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Beautiful flower, beautiful shot.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

the lighting is quite nice in this one Micki - interesting flower also! cheers :)

7:55 AM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Lovely. A delicate flower against a strong background.

8:00 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Oh I feel another story about flowers and grasshoppers coming on... ;-)

9:29 AM  
Anonymous lookcloser said...

nice shot....nice warm tones and a great painterly quality.

2:52 PM  

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