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bobbytaylor71 PRO
bobbytaylor71 May 01
Wow ... Skillfully captured ... Love the soft pastel colours, a delicate beautiful artistic image.
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smshaffer May 03
Beautiful composition
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RickL May 05
Exceptional composition,very artistic, good use of color

Behind The Lens

This one was taken in Seattle arboretum. There are so many kinds of magnolia there.
At about 10 AM.
It is not a secret that background is so important to isolate your object. Shooting against the blue sky serves the purpose also giving a hint of blue in the picture - a perfect color match. This kind of shot often requires over-exposure.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 10-400mm canon lens. No tripod. Natural ambient light.
Magnolia is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I have thousands of them: of different kinds (this one is a Japanese magnolia), different colors (pink, white, purple, yellow), shapes, color, and b/w. Single ones, in clusters, at different "age" I use different lenses and different light.
I lightened and blurred the background a little bit.
In my camera bag
So much depends on what you expect to shoot, where you're going, or traveling. It's different for a hike or a planned session.
Take the first 1000 different shots. See what goes good. Try again. Shoot different scenes, use a different kind of lenses. Try to add flash. Experiment.

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