A great big purple flower right "out of the box"

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Steve S, May 30, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Somewhat amazingly, (for me), this shot has only been cropped, and resized for web with a slight bit of final sharpening added, no other adjustments made to it. It's not like me not not tweak the living daylights out of a pic! Is this a Columbine?
    D2X/70-200/TC 1.4/fill flash

    original.

    Flash Used Yes
    Focal Length 210 mm
    Exposure Time 1/250 sec
    Aperture f/9
    ISO Equivalent 400
    Exposure Bias -2/3
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
     
  2. Jerry Snider

    Jerry Snider

    390
    May 8, 2005
    Really nice!! Likely a Clematis--is it on a vine?

    Jerry Snider
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Jerry, you're right,

    it is a Clematis. I knew what the lady told me started with a C! :oops: Thanks for the clarification.
     
  4. Steve..................THANK YOU!! :D :D :D :D
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Glad you liked it, Brian

    With my D2H, I *might've* had to do some color correction. For some reason, the D2H doesn't always show purple colors accurately.
     
  6. Re: Glad you liked it, Brian

    My D70 does the same thing. I was using my Tamron 180mm macro lens with a Hoya polarizing filter (and UV filter) to capture a few images of bluish purple irises a few weeks ago. Granted, they were bluish purple, but each time I reviewed the images on the D70 display they appeared to be vibrantly blue. I also rotated the polarizer to decrease glare while capturing images. They also appear to be blue on my laptop monitor. The strange thing is that they print purple! Ouch! I thought I had everything calibrated... :oops:

    I also thought it was due to my polarizing lens, but it isn't. I hope it is a quirk or my inexperience at monitor calibration.
    44198740.
     
  7. Was the flash from the side? This pic has amazing depth.
     
  8. Laryl

    Laryl

    380
    May 30, 2005
    Yuma, AZ
    amazing photo... I want a D2X and it's people like you who are responsible hehe.. beautiful flower Steve..wow
     
  9. Great flower..is that straight out of camera?
     
  10. Great shot, like the colour.

    It really stretches for the sun!
     
  11. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Yup, straight out of the camera, Josh

    Hey, I remember you from over at FM People forum. Nice to see you over here. I've always admired your work. To be absolutely clear about what I'm saying here, I shot this in raw, then in NC, I turned off the in-cam sharpening and used the amt recommended by Ron R for this ISO. I then converted it to tif, opened it in PS, cropped it, resized it, added a touch more USM, then finally, converted it to jpg. So, it that light, yes, this shot was "straight from the camera." That means I didn't play with the curves or color correction at all.
     
  12. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Mike,

    I'm lucky to have such great gardeners for neighbors at my lake place! They love to show off their stuff too.
     
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