Hood
Hood

Symmetry in Nature



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trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman May 02, 2017
Absolutely outstanding......love the water drops enhancing the colors
JBordons
 
JBordons May 02, 2017
Stunning capture! A beautiful photo of a beautiful bloom.
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman May 02, 2017
Dynomite! WOW This is off the chart good.
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon May 02, 2017
Love Dahlias (mine haven't bloomed yet this year!) . . . have never seen these colors before. Extraordinary, H!
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U May 02, 2017
Pretty fabulous capture! Each and every raindrop highlights the light(s) and color(s0 and especially the gradations of color on every petal! Like it!
yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
 
Wow, ohhhhh this picture is outstanding, my prediction is that it is another winner, the lighting, droplets, everything is perfection, well done my friend.
sallyG11
 
sallyG11 May 03, 2017
Perfection! The glorious colours, clarity and textures demonstrate much skill...I feel I could touch this bloom from here and get my fingers wet!! Magic!
biglenswildlife PRO+
 
biglenswildlife May 03, 2017
Now "H: i,m not much into flowers however this is truly a master piece , you have just lifted the bar. well done.
PeterFo
 
PeterFo May 04, 2017
Wow this is a beauty!! The rain drops make the shoot special!!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 04, 2017
How lovely, H! Beautiful colors and droplets - nice and sharp - a real winner! :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 04, 2017
That darned button stole my masterpiece award!!!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 May 04, 2017
This is top class. What a wonderful photo. Well done
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 05, 2017
Absolutely stunnin' シ
cmlppphotos PRO+
 
cmlppphotos May 06, 2017
Stunning and beautiful!
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam May 08, 2017
So so pretty!!!! just love all the water drops and the black background really sets things off. Superb!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith May 09, 2017
Gorgeous!! Everything about this is perfect.....
jacquiscott_2559 Platinum
 
jacquiscott_2559 May 11, 2017
Wow lovely flower, and thank you so much for taking time to go through my journal and leaving awards ,,, very kind
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz May 13, 2017
Absolutely Gorgeous. The colors are fantastic!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 13, 2017
Wow ... stunning. Beautiful pastel colouring! You knocked this one out of the ball park! Way to go!
Davies2308 Ultimate
 
Davies2308 May 14, 2017
Stunning photo 'H',another photo masterclass of what can be achieved.
fredthompson
 
fredthompson May 14, 2017
Outstanding photo, great detail with the water drops and great DOF
telephotographer
 
telephotographer May 21, 2017
Elegant
nina050
 
nina050 June 06, 2017
Beautiful!!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry June 08, 2017
Beautiful
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon June 20, 2017
Wow! So beautiful!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography August 05, 2017
superb. Love this.
123cathy
 
123cathy August 12, 2017
Really pretty I love the colors
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 27, 2017
Beautiful shot! Voted Patterns.
Beneaththeskylines
 
Beneaththeskylines September 01, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
Nicci007
 
Nicci007 September 20, 2017
WOW!!
julialynnhall
 
julialynnhall October 06, 2017
So beautiful! Love the details of the rain/dew drops.
Nikoncowboy PRO+
 
Nikoncowboy October 12, 2017
Gorgeous shot
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 October 17, 2017
Stunning!!
RobynC
 
RobynC June 02, 2018
Gorgeous!
marilynyoungdoherty
 
marilynyoungdoherty June 29, 2018
So lovely
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug August 23, 2018
Lovely capture and image. Colors are wonderful. Thank you for joining my challenge!
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick February 12, 2019
Magnificent photo.
Eramanst Platinum
 
Eramanst March 12, 2019
I think youhave cracked it already !
KarinSC PRO
 
KarinSC April 15, 2019
This is a wonderful shot! I love the colors, subject, contrast against the blackness, and the raindrop (water droplet?) detail! Thank you for entering the "Pink and Yellow" challenge!
thatunicorngal PRO
 
thatunicorngal May 25, 2019
Lovely!
Pakhomova
 
Pakhomova July 16, 2019
I am really impressed! Thank you very much for joining to my challenge!
enriquekapie Platinum
 
enriquekapie December 08, 2019
very nice picture, well done
lizamaloney
 
lizamaloney December 26, 2019
Hi. Thank you for taking part in my challenge "Drops of Spring ". It is one of the Favorites
Derek60 PRO+
 
Derek60 March 14, 2020
This is a beautiful example of waterdrops photography and one that I think shows both the beauty of the flower itself and what nature can do. A worthy winner in my contest well done
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam November 11, 2020
Love the water drops
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 16, 2021
Congratulations on your vibrant Challenge Win!
vsoare2001
 
vsoare2001 March 28, 2021
Congratulations on win All types of flowers challenge, it's a piece of art!
Davies2308 Ultimate
 
Davies2308 March 28, 2021
Congratulations on your All types of flowers challenge it is an amazing photo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒธ
UntetheredPhotography Ultimate
 
UntetheredPhotography April 08, 2021
Magnificent capture, the dew or rain on the flower petals are capture perfectly
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug May 13, 2021
Such vibrant color....beautiful. Congratulations on your award win!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi May 13, 2021
Congrats on the water drop challenge
Deiderz
 
Deiderz July 18, 2021
Love this
sridevibhupathiraju
 
sridevibhupathiraju August 28, 2021
Beautiful capture . All your pics are just awesome.
Treecy
 
Treecy October 15, 2021
Congrats on winning my dew covered plant challenge. Your entry is so gorgeous. You did an excellent job.
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 15, 2021
Hall of Fame! Congratulations on your award win!
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist November 22, 2021
Thank you very much for participating with your beautiful dew drops photo ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜
lisapearlman PRO
 
lisapearlman January 01, 2022
Beautiful macro!!!
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi March 26, 2022
Did you use glycerine in water to create the water droplets? Stunning
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel April 21, 2022
Excellent.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in my kitchen!! I don't have the luxury of a studio....yet!
Time
I was probably taken, if I remember correctly, about 3pm in the afternoon, one spring day!
Lighting
The lighting was natural light coming through the window into my kitchen...a gentle spring light compared to our usual scortching, bright and stark light we have here in summertime in Spain.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D5200 for this shot with the only lens I had at the time: Nikkor 55mm-300mm and a tripod and shutter release remote! I wanted the whole flower in focus, so used F16 and positioned my tripod directly above the subject to try and achieved the detail/sharpness across the whole subject. Oh, I also had a water spray gun to add the water droplets!????
Inspiration
The inspiration behind this photo was my husband buying me a bunch of flowers from our local market! When I saw the beautiful pastel colours of the dahlia in the bouquet I immediately wanted to try and capture it's perfect natural symmetry and those colours. I love macro, close up photography and thought it would add some freshness and interest if the flower looked as it it had just been rained upon, so decided to get out the water spray and give it a go. I hope I achieved that!
Editing
I did a small amount of post processing: slight contrast adjustment, detail and saturation.
In my camera bag
I normally carry my Nikon D5200, D750 and three lenses: FX 18-25mm and 2 DX lenses: 55mm-300mm and a 18-250mm. I always have spare batteries, cleaning equipment. I don't always take a tripod; that depends on what my subject is...and my tripod's heavy!
Feedback
Firstly pick a flower that has some symmetry. This gives a more balanced shot. Shoot, and shoot again, until you are happy. I didn't use glycerine to uniform my droplets, but this is an option. The black background, makes your subject pop, but obviously use your imagination and try different colours that will excentuate your subject. The most important thing is: have fun!

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