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African Bloom V



African Daisy.

African Daisy.
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Contest Finalist in Blurry Backgrounds Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Spring 2014 Photo Contest
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17 Comments | Report
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset August 18, 2014
Congrats on being finalist. Beautiful! Good luck ( :
SKEagle
 
SKEagle August 19, 2014
Extraordinary shot!
arminebalasanyan
 
arminebalasanyan August 19, 2014
agree! extraordinary and beautiful shot!
mikesmith_5720
 
mikesmith_5720 August 19, 2014
Stunning shot, great composition too
ABMeinzinger
 
ABMeinzinger August 24, 2014
I love the sharpness and the color contrast. very interesting subject, well done!
Mare_56
 
Mare_56 August 25, 2014
Beautiful!!
vbpbeetschen1305821
 
vbpbeetschen1305821 September 22, 2014
Congratulations
bleonard
 
bleonard September 22, 2014
Congrats on finalist, excellent image
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO
 
Marjoriesmithphotography September 28, 2014
Magnificent!
Winart
 
Winart November 22, 2014
Wow!! Incredible image. Perfection..
Dparmiter
 
Dparmiter June 09, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Dparmiter
 
Dparmiter June 09, 2016
Deserving!
rananjaykumar
 
rananjaykumar February 11, 2017
Awesomeness
EdithNero
 
EdithNero March 15, 2017
Beautiful macro!
aero
 
aero May 13, 2019
I like everything about flower image!
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver May 13, 2019
Great image. Fantastic separation between subject and BG. The composition is spot on and I really like this image. Well done{
santhoshkumarshine
 
santhoshkumarshine June 29, 2019
Awesome click
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Behind The Lens

Location
I wish I could say this photo was taken in some foreign and exotic place in the world but it was taken in a backyard in Innisfil, Ontario. I had just been given a new lens as a gift and this was the first photo I took!
Time
This was shot in the afternoon on a perfectly overcast day.
Lighting
This was shot in the outdoors with natural overcast skies.
Equipment
This was a handheld shot with an Olympus OMD-EM5 camera, Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens.
Inspiration
I have seen many images of this type of African Daisy (Osteospurmum) from photographers around the world and this has become a favourite flower of mine. They are not indigenous to Ontario, Canada so I access them through garden centres each year.
Editing
This photo was cropped and slightly sharpened. That's it.
In my camera bag
I carry as much as I can when I shoot because I often start with one idea and transition to other areas of interest. I recently picked up a second body of the same camera so I have 2 bodies and can alternate lenses more quickly. I have a 6 lenses: a 75-300mm, a wide lens, and a few in between, including a fisheye for more creative occasions. I never leave home with a tripod - either full size or a gorillapod depending where I will be. I also carry all sorts of filters but find I use them less often than I intend. Other items I always have in my bags are multiple batteries, extra memories cards, a remote shutter release, a headlamp, and cleaning supplies.
Feedback
Don't be afraid to experiment with lenses and settings! Sometimes I capture the shot I want right away but other times, I think I know what settings are needed and I am way off so I keep changing the settings (or lens) until I get what I want. Other times I am not sure what I am looking for specifically so I keep looking through the viewfinder and move the camera until I see something that appeals to me. Understanding some basics of your camera is important but never underestimate the power of using your own creativity! The lens used on this photo was is a straight 45mm f1.8 and I was told it would be great for portraits, but the first thing I did was go outside and shoot this flower.

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