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traceprinslooreppin July 21, 2014
...beautiful :-)
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AlanJakarta September 06, 2014
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
Anba September 06, 2014
Stunning! Congratulations on being featured!
Ian_obscura September 06, 2014
Beautiful color!
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kkat September 06, 2014
Awesome! Congratulations!!1
iceman2 September 06, 2014
Wonderful shot.Congrats!
sweetpea72 September 06, 2014
Gorgeous..congrats!! ")
catini September 06, 2014
Great mood, congrats on your feature!
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fotogalmexican September 06, 2014
great light and color
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gondmagdi September 06, 2014
wonderful shot !
SmilinCoyote September 07, 2014
I really like this picture.
GeriBrugginkPhotography September 07, 2014
Beautiful! Congratulations... Well deserved feature;)
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terryacregan-leidigh September 08, 2014
Beautifully done!
KAM1975 September 08, 2014
Wow, so beautiful ;))) very deserving of being Featured, Congratulations ;)))
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msvitri October 08, 2014
amazing colors
JoseV October 15, 2014
A masterpiece
ginnynoga November 04, 2014
BEAUTIFUL colors & GREAT lighting!! stunning photograph!
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LucyLoo February 09, 2015
Such a very beautiful photo, glorious light and colours, wonderful use of focus. Great comp.
uSarai March 12, 2015
vojce March 27, 2015
excellent congrats
Tkay May 24, 2015

Behind The Lens

This image was taken in a friend's garden located in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.
It was taken between the hours of 8-9 am.
The lighting was soft as the sun rose on this slightly overcast morning. There was enough filtered sun to illuminate the flowers and stems creating some nice rim light. I took the picture as the sun emerged from behind the clouds.
I used my Nikon D7000 camera with a 50mm prime lens attached. No flashes or filters were used and the setting were: ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec. I used a rock to steady the camera. I was lying on my stomach with my chin in the dirt to get the best vantage point:)
I belong to private Facebook photography group which offers a challenge to members to post a picture every day based on a theme. The theme for this particular day was "A worm's eye view". I knew I would have to get "down and dirty" to achieve this.
I process primarily in Lightroom. The original photo was in full rich color which I loved but I played with color, contrast, luminance shifts to achieve this final result which appealed to me. I love the soft tones and lighting here.
In my camera bag
It's been just a year since I bought my Nikon D7000 and I have been using editing software for only a few months. There is so much to learn but the photography bug has hit me and there's no going back. I continue to participate in the Facebook Daily Challenge while learning new techniques and programs. In addition to my Nikkor 50 mm 1.4 G prime lens have a Nikkor 18-25mm kit lens, a 70-300 mm 4.5-5.6 Nikkor lens and my two recent additions are a Nikkor 105mm 2.8 micro lens and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 lens which is now my primary lens. I have a few filters (ND,CPF) and of course a tripod. I carry my camera bag wherever I go except in extreme weather conditions.
The trick here was to have soft, low natural light behind the flowers. Getting very low to the ground was also important. Becoming comfortable with editing has been a huge factor. I play with the tone curves and luminance quite a lot and once I achieve an effect that suits me I stop.

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