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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by virtuamike, Apr 21, 2005.
I think I'll pick up a macro lens next month.
I really like that second one, Mike - it's ... different.
Thx! I've seen the black background effect a lot on indoor plants but never on wild flowers. Saw lighting conditions and a background I could work with and that's how it came out.
One way to get the black background in macro is to just take a piece of black matt board with you and place it behind the flower or subject when possilbe. it creates a nice contrasty picture and the colors will jump out at you.
Or just find a well-lit flower, a somewhat dark solid background in shadow, and expose for the highlights on the flower. The high contrast forces it to go to black naturally.
Not a fan of bringing along all that extra gear just for some flowers :wink: Though I might change my mind when I start lugging around the tripod for macro work.
I agree...I like it when the lighting conditions are just right. I waited quite a few days for the lighting to be just right on a tree in our back yard to get the desired effect in a shot. I was glad I did.
Btw, the 4th shot is my favorite....again, your lighting is just lovely! And with the soft colors, you did a terrific job.
They are all nice, 3rd is my favorite.
Keep your flower shots coming Mike. I enjoy them very much!!