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Reflections of a Blanket Flower



This is my first attempt at macro. It's tougher than I thought it would be, but so addictive and fun!

This is my first attempt at macro. It's tougher than I thought it would be, but so addictive and fun!
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23 Comments | Report
cvertanen
 
cvertanen June 08, 2014
For your first attempt, great job!
FaithPhotography
FaithPhotography June 08, 2014
Thank you very much!!
Gragorgix
 
Gragorgix June 10, 2014
Beautiful! Well done. what lens do you use?
otxanh
 
otxanh June 16, 2014
I voted
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA Premium
 
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA June 21, 2014
Fantastic saturated color!
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA Premium
 
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA June 21, 2014
i also love how you captured the reflection of the flowers in those 2 water droplets.
KristinaOers PRO
 
KristinaOers August 07, 2014
An amazing first attempt! the two little droplets look like eyes =D Awesome photo!
arizonadkins Premium
 
arizonadkins August 08, 2014
I thought those droplets looked like eyes too! What a great photograph!
FaithPhotography
FaithPhotography August 08, 2014
Thank you! I've actually had someone tell me they thought it was an orange frog at first! LOL
edstilwell
 
edstilwell August 09, 2014
Congratzz on your award Melissa :-)
FaithPhotography
FaithPhotography August 09, 2014
Thank you!!!! :)
leemolof
 
leemolof August 09, 2014
So cool, Melissa. Congrats and good luck.
FaithPhotography
FaithPhotography August 10, 2014
Thanks, Grasshopper!!!!!!!!
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS August 10, 2014
outstanding idea,great creation,you got artistic eye,voted
FaithPhotography
FaithPhotography August 10, 2014
Thank you!! Much appreciated!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 12, 2014
Beautiful macro with lovely water droplet and reflections, voted
Roussou
 
Roussou August 19, 2014
Great first attempt
edstilwell
 
edstilwell August 19, 2014
Congratzz on being a finalist again!! :)
neillockhart
 
neillockhart August 19, 2014
nice work grasshopper
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS October 22, 2014
very artistic,super photo
pamelainob
 
pamelainob October 25, 2014
Excellent job.
jld83photography
 
jld83photography March 13, 2015
Amazing capture if this is ur first macro shot then u defo have a skill for it :-) well done.
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS May 08, 2015
wow,GREAT IDEAS TURNED INTO A MASTER PHOTO , JUST wow,IT IS MORE FUN WHEN YOU GET A SHOT LIKE THIS ,AGAIN WOW,THE MORE I LOOK THE MORE I SEE,DETAIL,OUTSTANDING,you got one for the wall,good luck,wow
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 07, 2015
excellent!
deano_thfc
 
deano_thfc July 13, 2015
Beautiful composition,Bokeh,colours and reflection work...all in all i love it :)
FaithPhotography
 
FaithPhotography July 14, 2015
Thank you very much, Everyone!
nornots PRO
 
nornots September 21, 2015
Awesome refractions....love the colors.
marialinaferraro PRO+
 
marialinaferraro October 27, 2019
linda foto, onde os reflexos foram capturados

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Rancho San Rafael Arboretum. It was my first few attempts at macro shots.
Time
The time of day was 11:12
Lighting
Since this was my first adventure with Macro, I wanted to use the sun's full light. It was the best option to catch all of the reflections in this moment.
Equipment
I used a Canon 7d, a Macro EF100mm 2.8, and a spray bottle with water
Inspiration
Inspirations come in so many forms. This image was the result of two friends taking me out on a new photo adventure. They handed me a macro lens and showed me a few tricks with a spray bottle, flash and getting the correct DOF. I then ventured out and came upon these blanket flowers in the full sun. I remembered seeing many macro shots with reflections. So, I sprayed the flowers, knelt down, and tried to see the reflections through the viewfinder. Finally, there they were; big and little sizes of blanket flowers. I am truly grateful for friends who are willing to share there photography talents and equipment. Thank you.
Editing
Regarding post processing, I used LR to remove noise, and brighten, contrast, etc. Lastly, I cropped the image to have a better composition. I liked the way the blanket flower and the two large reflections make the image look like a frog when initially viewed. Thank you.
In my camera bag
My favorite equipment to carry so far is the Canon 7D, the Sigma 20 - 700 prime, the Canon L 16-35, and a speedlight.
Feedback
Since I'm still new at this macro adventure, the only advice I can give is to look at all angles of the flower (high, low, sides, top, bottom) to find the best light that makes the reflections appear. Be patient for the water to form droplets and be even more patient as you wait for them to fall. Keep trying until you get the shot you saw in your minds eye.

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