Monday, November 20, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Wow! That's a Yellow Flower

41 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 4 seconds
Average meter reading
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
manual focus
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Yesterday was crazy busy, as will be the rest of the week! Gotta love it right? Tomorrow will be the happy B&W lab story that Saturday I promised to tell you this week.

Today was one of many, many close up and macro shots I took a couple weekends ago testing exposures and metering techniques, as well as more dof practice shots with my extension tubes…none of which were used on this shot. I had to manually focus this exposure. All the yellow left my lens unable to do it on its own easily. Check out the long exposure at only f-11. I do so enjoy the challenge of macro photography.

Oh, and as most of you guessed correctly, yesterday’s shot was a gourd, also shot the same day as today’s photo.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Absolutely stunning saturation in the yellow. One of your best.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Gorgeous shot Micki, well done!!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

4 seconds..wow! Bright and cheery for a yukky day in my neck of the woods.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Wingnut said...

I was thinking the same as sandy, bright and cheery, we have had some really grey wet weather here lately, this put a smile on my face to go off to work this AM, thanks!

11:22 AM  
Anonymous armeen said...

the composition is really wonderful. i like the yellowness of the photo. i feel the photo is not very sharp but then i suspect it could be your scanner. micki, you've got to ask santa for a new scanner :)

12:02 PM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

Well lit and exposed, good details...

12:48 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

i can almost feel the flower...gret capture of texture...

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Nice composition. The location of the center of the flower add lots to the image. Nice shot.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Hi Micki, did you use a spot meter (minolta for exemple) with this shot?
It's perfectly exposed.
Yellow colour is the worse colour for shooting.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Don said...

A beautiful image. I admire your work with the extension tubes. Everything gets so critical when one gets close...and slow. Super shot.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous shooter said...

Micki thanks for popping by, as for this I love the cropping and the wonderful colour, a lovely composition my friend...

3:06 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

There is so much detail here it is like taking a journey into the limitless wonders of Nature. The arrangement in the center is so mathematical . . a Rule for everything.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Wow, what wonderful color and texture. This is a great shot.

I look forward to hearing your B&W lab story.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

Beautiful colors! This image really 'pops'.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Simply Perfect! What kind of flower is this ?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice composition, great colour and detail. Tried to comment earlier but seems to have been a problem with blogger today.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Beautiful Micki!!!!!!! shot after my own heart!!!!!!!!

Love the portrait I'm guessing your daughter ( sorry didn't take the time to read LOL) I am so behind, I have been so busy! ugggg. Life it good!!!!!!!!!

6:15 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Great Macro.Love the contrast of yellow and green.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

That most certainly is a yellow flower!!! It's good to have a reminder of summer. That was a perfect "day brightener". Today was a cloudy, dreary day in Charlotte. Thanks for the shot in the arm.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous wvallen said...

thats really a beautiful macro. I love your site!

7:24 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow...eyepoping colors wt great detail...i like the framing and composition-nice macro shot:-)

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this! Brightened my day-thanks!

astrobeck

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Loeb said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous colors, Micki. Great depth as well. Just beautiful.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

~*WOW WOW WOW!!!*~Yes that is a flower and what color on these grey days! Thank YOU!:)

9:33 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Just stunning Micki...I needed a shot of colour and life.

11:29 PM  
Anonymous yungyaw said...

This makes very good stock photo. IT brings happy mood. Well done micki.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous objectif-plume said...

so beautiful!

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Still said...

A beautiful flower.I like the fine details of the heart.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I agree... that's a yellow flower!

2:49 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Beautiful macro! Wonderful colours and delicacy in the petals.

4:40 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Very nice work! Incredible color saturation and perfect choice in framing.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

Beautiful Color!!! I feel like I can reach out and touch the petals of this gorgeous flower.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous david said...

a stunning macro, and so nice to have a reminder of the summer that's disappearing so rapidly!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous navin said...

Great shot. Nice colours

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Montereyjohn said...

That is just lovely micki. Well done.

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

What a superb shot the colours are fantastic on the smaller version I though ok its yellow but once you click on it there is so much variance making up the whole..superb

9:07 AM  
Anonymous 360 Pixels said...

Wow ...this is one of your best macro shots ... love the vibrant color and detail.

10:58 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Absolutely spectacular - the subtlety of color is just gorgeous!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Lighting perfection! Beautiful work.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous johnz said...

ah, I love the lime green, so rich and soothing

5:13 AM  

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