Poppies at dusk

by Stefan Fletcher April. 10, 2011 4431 views

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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Mike 6 years, 7 months ago

Looks like you nailed it to me.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 6 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful light!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 years, 7 months ago

Génial !
Magnifiques vues et profondeurs de champ

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Swatton 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful set, Stéfan!..... I think I'll save the first two. :))

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 7 months ago

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.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 6 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful red colour

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 7 months ago

Great set Stéfan. Love the joke ;-) The lighting on the poppies is great.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 7 months ago

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

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 7 months ago

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.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 6 years, 7 months ago

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.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gyã¶Ngyi Magyari 6 years, 7 months ago

the night was a clever idea to take pictures of beautiful flowers:)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 7 months ago

I love crepuscular light and these are rather gorgeous.

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