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messengers of spring



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An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class
Spring Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Depth In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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8 Comments | Report
Basu113
 
Basu113 July 21, 2017
Superbly captured... I just love this.
angad13 PRO
 
angad13 June 13, 2018
This is so beautiful, great composition!!
mihrt
 
mihrt June 17, 2018
Congrats on your well deserved awards for this STUNNNING capture !
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst June 18, 2018
Very good
howardhansen_9777 PRO+
 
howardhansen_9777 June 18, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
howardhansen_9777 PRO+
 
howardhansen_9777 June 18, 2018
Congratulations on your award
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 27, 2018
Great pic
APURVA
 
APURVA January 01, 2019
Awesome

Behind The Lens

Location
The picture was taken while in lived in Stuttgart, Germany. I lived on the edge of the town in walking distance of a forest where I often walked our dog. When I saw the first flowers after after a cold winter, I grabbed my camera and my then new fisheye lens and took some shots.
Time
It was almost noon in the middle of April 2008. I just took the chance when the sun came out to get some nice contrasts.
Lighting
It was just plain sunlight, no additional light. I liked how the sun lighted the flowers. The yellow of the flower pistils was a welcome change from the grey winter feeling...
Equipment
I then had a Nikon D200 and used my Tokina 10-17mm fisheye zoom (@11mm) for this shot. No flash or tripod. I held the camera close to the ground and took some pictures without looking through the viewfinder (as I didn't want to lay in the mud).
Inspiration
I was trying out my fisheye lens to see what I could do with it. I like to use fisheyes as a closeup lens where I can get a picture of the main subject but also an impression of the surroundings. With normal macro lenses, the depth of field is typically so narrow that in most cases, you only get a blurry background.
Editing
I did only do some small exposure and contrast corrections to lighten the flower a bit.
In my camera bag
After using Nikon for many years, I switched some years ago to Olympus as I prefer the smaller and lighter equipment. I have an extensive set of lenses, so depending on the occasion, I choose my equipment. Can be anything from just my camera (an Olympus E-M1 Mk. II) with one lens to a backpack with almost all my gear ...
Feedback
Most people take shots from eye level and use cameras with a light wideangle lens (as most phones and simple point and shoot cameras provide). If you change the point of view to either ground level or above your head and / or use a more exotic / extreme focal length, it is easier to stand out from the crowd...

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