I just shot these last night for the challenge. The blooms will look even better in a few days. I guess I'll use the first one although it's not open as much. It's a better composition. The super close up ( image 2 ) was shot with an 18 mm lens with a +4,+2 and a +1 screw-in filter. Illuminated with a flashlight for 10 seconds.
Christmas Cactus (?)
Bonus Pics. I shot these with the standard 18-55 mm non-macro lens
Onion seed bloom
Disregard the previous post below. That's a Cloze Up not a Close Up. ;-)
I just finished watching a 2 hour podcast from B & H Photo that was free and uninterrupted. There are 62 clips that cover everything from lighting to professional video recording. Follow the link and check them out. Very educational.
October 10, 2008 -
I am a freelance photographer, with emphasis on 'free.' I like to shoot special events and Boats and share the pictures with anybody interested. Most of my images are captured around Historic Olde Towne, hence the name. Sometimes I slip down to the seashore for therapy, so you'll be treated with a few beach pictures from time to time.
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May you always have a gentle breeze and following seas.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ---------- Mark Twain
"The difference between the recorder photographer... and the artist photographer... is that the artist will, by experience and learning... force the camera to paint the imagination... the emotion... the concept and the intent... rather than faithfully and truthfully reproduce an unnatractive and unflattering record." Edward Augustine Cranfield - 1966
* Just a Thought
"Photography should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance."
When the tide goes out, we'll be able to see who has been swimming naked.