Monday, January 01, 2007

MACRO MONDAYS -- Lily Anther


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/3 – Spot metering
Aperture Setting - f-9.5 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
12mm, 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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Again, a very Happy and Blessed New Year to everyone!

This is just a little more fun that I was having with the flowers I had purchased last month when I really needed something colorful to shoot. Oh hey, speaking of colorful, yesterday on the way to Wal-mart we saw a patch of daffodils growing in full bloom!! There were a good three dozen of them all yellow and cheerful and two and half months early. We have a daffodil festival every April, and most of the blooms are already spent by time the festival comes around, and if this warm weather keeps up, I don’t know what will come of the festival’s blooms this year. I do like the warm weather, though.

Anyway, I thought it was fascinating how this lily’s anther seemed to barely hang onto the filament. I had such beautiful, strong sunlight coming in the window that I took advantage of it for this shot and didn’t have to use the macro flash.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Craig Persel said...

Beautiful macro.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine, colorful closeup. I like the limited plane of focus with the blur behind. These current weather patterns certainly seem changed from what we experienced 10-20 yeasrs ago!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous ana said...

Happy New Year!!

11:03 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Excellent choice of image to begin the new year, laden with the pollen that brings new life.

Happy New Year!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Wonderful macro shot. These images always make me think more about how things really look since our vision filters so much information when viewed at a distance.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Beautiful one Micki! The lighting on the underside is perfect. I always thought it was very interesting how those hang on like they do. They don't look like they are really attached and that they could just fall right off with the slightest vibration or breeze.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Happy New Year!!

12:55 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Outstanding macro. The insides of flowers always fascinate me.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous sil said...

Great macro shot! Fascinating one. Have a serene and happy 2007!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Another fantastic macro!

Hope your New Year's night was awesome!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Great macro capture. I hove the lighting on this one.

Best wishes for 2007.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

Hapy New year to you and yours Micki, and thanks a lot for this so precise image!

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Great color combinations. Goes well with the black background.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous riesenriel said...

All the best for 2007! Great shot.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I know this one! Stamen's from lily.

Happy New Year!!

6:45 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Happy New Year Micki! i think your new scanner really rocks. This is a very delicate macro.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Wingnut said...

Very cool, it really look delicate and unreal :)

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

I like the new comment popup very cool. Hope your flowers make it to the festival with this warm weather.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love lily anthers. Your new scanner does a great job.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Happy New Year to you Micki!

3:23 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Happy New Year to your family and yourself Micki, hope 2007 is a good one for you

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

I am very impressed with this shot and hope this year I get a chance of getting shots half as good as this. Happy New Year Micki

6:58 AM  
Anonymous tuan said...

natural lighting is the best I reckon!! I don't like to use flash, its just so "unnatural". But it does have its merits if used in a proper manner.

Or maybe I just need to learn how to master the use of flash :D

7:23 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

lovely lovely macro....8.25/10

9:08 AM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

absolutely gorgeous! happy new year :)

4:19 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Marvelous POV and detail.

2:54 PM  

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