Li'l flower in my garden...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by JPS, May 19, 2005.

  1. ...thought this was a nice composition !

    Fuji S2 + Tamron SP90 - 1:125 @ f/22 - ISO 100 - RAW

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  2. ...then i went closer...

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  3. ...that's when i noticed it was inhabited !

    100 % crop of the full scale RAW !

    (BTW, the bug is also visible on the first pic... i just saw it now :wink: )

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  4. But it's more interesting when you see the flower LIFE-SIZE:

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  5. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    That's cool...I wouldn't have guesed it was that small had I not seen it hand held. I really like the symmetry in the first shot....makes for nice composition.
     
  6. Wonderful series of shots Jean-Pierre. What great detail in the first image.
     
  7. What a lovely shot, Jean-Pierre!!! :D :D :D
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    JPS

    These are teriffic...

    EKKK aphids.

    REally beautiful work.

    Thanks for sharing
     
  9. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice shots Jean-Pierre, and nice little series and narration.

    Thanks,
     
  10. an excellent series and nice details - then seeing the actual size is fascinating!
     
  11. Wow,

    Jean-Pierre you are making great pictures!

    Do you use a studio setup?

    I think you use a black background, but what lights?

    Would be great to learn fom one another.
     
  12. The little critter is nowhere to be seen in this shot ;-)

    Great series Jean-Pierre!

    Regards,
    Jonathan
     
  13. Nice shots Jean-Pierre. Looks like an aphid. Its amazing how much detail is retained.

    I too sometimes miss seeing the bugs when I get caught up in composing the shot. Sometimes, however, the bug really can make the picture interesting. Here's a shot of our white lilac I took last year. I didn't even notice the crab spider when I took the shot :) :)

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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Hi Dennis ! Thanks for looking... As for your white lilac shot, it's even more "difficult to see this spider on it, as is "melts" very well with the petals...

    PS. I would have tried to lighten a bit the overall pic, but maybe it's my screen ?!?
     
  15. Hi Michael ! I usually shoot the macros on a "studio" table... I don't use sophisticated lighting, only the on-board flash of the camera (or sometimes an old ring-flash) reduced to the minimum power, to trigger one or 2 wireless slaved flashes ! The background is a piece of mate black material, and i build two L-shaped reflectors out of 100x50 cm. (2'x4' feet) white acrylic. See https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=4319&highlight= for a picture of the set-up !
     
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  16. Hi Jonathan ! As i shot this pics a few minutes after the others, and before i saw the bug, i'm affraid i might have squashed it with my little fingers... :oops: !
     
  17. Jean-Pierre, i really like your second picture and the softness of the lighting.
     
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