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Poppies at dusk

Sadhya [photoblog.com] had this brilliant idea of shooting flowers at night, an idea I have happily ripped off more than once since she first posted her results. This is my latest effort with some background shots to show the dusk.

I was using a ring flash unit, which explains the shadowless subjects, and a 100 mm macro lens. Unfortunately it was dark so I couldn't judge the DOF adequately. Oh well…

It's an old joke, but in this case true: “I can see my house from here!”

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    • # David Swatton

      Good result - the red seems to leap off the screen especially with the separation of the vivid colour from the dark background

      2011.04.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      Thanks for the mention. I know from experience that this is a hit and miss exercise. I think these results show that it is worth persisting - I intend to.
      Your village looks charming.
      Interesting post Stefan.

      2011.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mark

      The caterpillar on the last one must be a thumbs up from God (or something)...

      2011.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

      So didn't you add a note to the position of your HOUSE? OPPS SORRY CAPS LOVELY EVENING SHOT of your town and I like the poppies despite you being unsatisfied.

      2011.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gerd Korts

      You are working hard for your poppy seeds Stefan :-) I think you managed the DOF properly but to be honest for me they still look "flashed". Perhaps shooting the flowers against the sky could be a solution, I never tried and I admit that shooting poppies against the sky would be a damn hard job.

      2011.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

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