raguilo PRO+
raguilo

Fresia Center



Macro shot of a Fresia flower's pistil and stamen.

Macro shot of a Fresia flower's pistil and stamen.
Read less

Views

1405

Likes

Awards

Featured
Contest Finalist in Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest
Peer Award
ARUNASPINIGIS aliceforrallies DEBOLINA_MOITRA Natedoggnms Evgeniylord Isshin grandpa_Vlad +41
Superb Composition
Lil-things dumbdrum jackieearll garymintz greenfrog482 artiste9999 antoniocaetano +22
Absolute Masterpiece
brokenwanderer116 marionausserladscheider mikegallaway TeeBrown harpsphoto acglock josverelst +19
Top Choice
Omegr JayneBug TracePhotography picsbysandy kruchiotamas CeRey kellyweston +15
Outstanding Creativity
karlbmc Bensphotographykiwi WayneMcGregor56 Katpuma onyanita hannysetiawan ANWebb +8
Superior Skill
melkav nikonkat AfterMidnightStudio Gragorgix VicTorian CathyWithers-Clarke WorldofBeauty +1
All Star
StefaniaEymundson osegura stefanleeroberts kirilkolev PhotographybySharlee IncrediAnn RebelHeartsStudios
Magnificent Capture
Argentiere rhettwilliford thricegrate UnkleFrank kathytopalis
Genius
chezbriand Barbpsp4
Love it
Steve_Thomas Albert-Serra-Photography

Top ClassTM

All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Best Water Shots 2015 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Up Close Photo ContestTop 30 class
Up Close Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2

Categories


3 Comments | Report
Etna PRO+
 
Etna May 23, 2015
Beautiful shot
francoislindeque
 
francoislindeque May 23, 2015
great macro
photodangeniic
 
photodangeniic September 23, 2018
Great shot

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my "office - studio"
Time
It was taken indoors on a sunny March day at 12:24p.m.
Lighting
I've always liked to explore the nuances of available light, and enjoy the challenge of controlling it. Sometimes I dab with flash; but natural light wins the day most of the time. Windows with horizontal slated shades are my favorite.
Equipment
Shot with a tripod mounted Nikon D5100, Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro, radio remote release.
Inspiration
Flowers have been my passion since my early days in photography (late 60's), but I couldn't afford the equipment for Macro Photography. Fast forward to 2012 and the story is different. Now retired at 63, have returned to my passion, but this time in the digital realm, and having a BLAST! Plenty of time and subjects.
Editing
Most of the Post-processing is done with LR.
In my camera bag
D7100, D7200, Tokina 100 f/2.8, Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Tamron 11-16mm. f/2.8, Nikkor 135 f/3.5, Sigma 150-600 5.6/6.3, Auto TTL flash, Auto Extension Tubes.
Feedback
Direct, harsh, high contrast light is your worst enemy for this type of shot. Keep in mind that, depending on the season and time of day, you will need to use light modifiers even with window light. Indoors, you can use slower shutter speeds and smaller f/stops to help bring out the details, but you have to keep on tripod vibrations and air movement in check. You should treat each and every flower as a portrait customer. Each one has a distinct personality. You mission: try to bring the best of the flower out.

See more amazing photos, follow raguilo