Daisy #1

by Lisa June. 02, 2007 6483 views

And so begins a study of daisies. I am still in a black & white mood so I will start off with a couple of those. Maybe because while I was figuring out where to begin, I was listening to/watching Gotan Project - Santa Maria [youtube.com]. A fun little tango and cool b&w video. I also like their song La Del Ruso [youtube.com].

I've always liked daisies. They make me smile. They seem like a cheery flower. But when you look at them up close, they become their own tiny landscape. You see they are really intricate and a whole universe unto themselves.

Stats - D200, 70-180 macro lens, ISO 100, on tripod

1 - 140mm 1/20s @ F22 & converted to b&w using a magenta filter.
2 - 180mm 1/3s @ F40 & converted to b&w, no filter.

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Christine 9 years, 11 months ago

Lovely shots, but I especially adore this evocative quote of yours, "when you look at them up close, they become their own tiny landscape."

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Jannie 9 years, 11 months ago

Never was a huge daisy fan, until now. These are wonderful!!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Zak 9 years, 11 months ago

Clarity in these shots... awesome! I like experimentaion with perspective.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lisette 9 years, 11 months ago

Fleur toute simple, great set.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mybigbackyard 9 years, 11 months ago

Love the cropping in #1!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 11 months ago

I like the black and white studies. It makes me pay more attention to tones and details.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Richard S 9 years, 11 months ago

Both are fantastic. The light and level of detail in no#2 is quite special.

I've never thought about using a magenta filter, I'll have to try it.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful! I can hardly wait to see what comes next!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra 9 years, 11 months ago

beautiful work

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mariovirga 9 years, 11 months ago

With macro we discovers an universe! Great B/W!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Matt Ross 9 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful flower. Excellent detail

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Thanuja 9 years, 11 months ago

These are nice... I think daisies are better in black and white sometimes because the color distracts from the detail. Nice study :)

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jannie 9 years, 11 months ago

Totally fun!! (cha cha cha!!)

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Peter 9 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful tones and texture in #2.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 9 years, 11 months ago

..reminds me to protect the vulnerable sunflowers in the garden..

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