Monday, January 08, 2007

MACRO MONDAYS - Inside the Lily


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji X-tra ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/15 +1 EV
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
21mm, and 31mm extension tubes
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner
Slight cropping done to remove the bit of pistil that crept into the upper corner of the frame

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Yesterday’s image was that of a small screw that I found on my desk. Everyone always throws all their small “stuff” on the desk. I never get it all cleaned up and put where it belongs.

I had a good time using all my pretty morning sunlight last month when I was shooting the flowers I’d purchased. As the season progresses, I’ll lose it-I already am. But soon I’ll be outside shooting wild flowers around the yard. There were a few new wildflowers, very small ones, in front of the house this weekend, but I lost my sunlight by time I’d discovered them. My daffodils are still growing, but we’ll be cold for a few days coming up. I think that might send them back into hibernation.

Have a good week.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine closeup and composition within the frame. I like the
mild colors and subtle variations in tone..

11:22 AM  
Anonymous shiv said...

nice shot micki,
looking at your macros makes me wanna buy a macro lens even more...!its just that they are so darn expensive..!
could you suggest a good macro lens,i'm using a Nikon D100...

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Top quality macro, just love it!

12:03 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Simply fantastic - I think I can speak for many viewers when I say again what a marvelous range of detail, tone and hue are revealed to us by your new scanner. Almost like getting new glasses after an eye exam :-) The quality has always been present on the negs, but now we finally get to SEE it at its fullest!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Oh my, that is just dandy, Micki.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

The Colors, the softness, great stuff Micki, great stuff.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Lovely, just lovely!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great composition and colors Micki. I like this one.

1:25 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

very monday shots beats the previous one and this one is no exception...

1:47 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

The detail you capture in these flowers never ceases to amaze and the retained subtlety in the colors is alluring.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I like this macro. Really shows the detail of the inside of a flower. Nice shot!

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Wonderful detail and colors.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Ron said...

I always love your macro flower shots.. The lighting is always perfect on them!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Aren't lillies just beautiful? The soft colour of the lily against the sharp outline and colour of the stamen gives a lovely contrast to the image. I really like this one Micki.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Fireworks gushing from inside the lily.

Lovely flower shot Micki

5:56 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

I love the macro and aren't the centers of flowers so intricate? Really nice shot.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I really love this, Micki. Beautiful.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Beautiful shot!
{{{{Daffodils coming up}}}you tell them to get back into hibernation!! We are all seeing effects of global warming..tsk tsk.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

A wonderful explosion of pollen!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

This is so beautiful :-)

11:32 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Your flowers shot is always beautiful and nice composition Micki :D

12:28 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Your recent macros are just gorgeous. This one has a really nice composition. i really like it.

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Huber Andreas | Macro Photos said...

Fantastic macro shot, nice clear details! Very well done!

4:14 AM  
Anonymous LwS said...

Great shot Micki, love the detail in it, wonderful capture. All the best.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous om said...

Wonderful. quite an erotic image. nicely composed.

4:39 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Brilliant macro shot !

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Excellent macro, Micki! Nice camera angle and perfect dark background.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Gorgeous!! A fabulous composition!
I dreamed you and your family came to visit and we kept trying to find a time to go out shooting together but there was too much going on. Very likely how it would go :)

7:29 AM  
Anonymous paul said...

I have to agree with John, that is just dandy! What a beautiful flower. Also, that scanner is fantastic! :-) That's a great Christmas present for all of US and, heck, even you're getting some use out of it. ;-)

7:32 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Lovely macro shot. Well done!
I see you bought yourself an Epson 4990... it's been on my wishlist for a long time now. I preferred buying myself a sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro (would have preferred a 105mm but again the money wasn't enough...). Have a great day!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

Great macro - the DoF and composition are perfect. Shots like these make me regret selling my 60mm macro... ; however, it was for a friend and she needed it more than I did. But perhaps I'll buy myself another (or possibly that 100mm/2.8 one?.. :-D) once I gather enough money for it.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

This is stunning! Lillies are one of my favorite flowers. Well done.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice shot and composition. Are you scanning the prints or the negatives?

4:02 PM  

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