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Three Orchids

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by hangin tree, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. It is in the light

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  2. mcdicky


    Mar 10, 2007
    sorry i don't understand what is "In the light" the picture is awesome. can you tell use how you get the effect please?
  3. I took a Wooden kitchen chair and put a Black nylon windbreaker over the back, I set the Orchid on the seat of the chair and shined a LED flashlight on the back of the flower at ~ 45 degree angle letting the light carry through to the front of the flower and only enough room light to keep the edges sharp.
  4. cknight


    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Hey, what are you doin' taking pics of something besides birds???:biggrin:

    Nice picture and cool technique.
    How hard is it to figure out how long to shine the light on the back of the flower? Just use trial and error?
  5. It was a rainy day when I did this no bird activity. You shine the light as long as the shutter is open I think this was 1 second.
  6. Thanks Dianne

    I guess you love that new lens?
  7. Oh yeah! In fact, I'm trying to come up with a name for it!
  8. I thought you named it the Bazooka Jr.
  9. LOL, just did!
  10. Seems to do a good job, Should be great picture taking weather thru the weekend
  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Ordered a Nikon 200 f4 micro since I am interested in an activity for those rainy days. Which lens did you use?

    Birds, Macro- obviously it makes no difference in your case!
  12. Thank you very much

    This was shot with a 85mm, f1.8 prime

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  13. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very pretty gary.
  14. Thanks Gale

    Your up early!!
  15. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yes, usually always up early.. Not sure I am awake enough to catch the worm though:>)))lol
  16. Beautiful shot Gary, excellent clarity and colour. The trick of an LED behind the flower is nifty and I hope to try that sometime soon.
  17. On my second cup of coffee myself

    Have a Great Day

    The light seems to work well when the petals will conduct the light.
  18. cowtrail

    cowtrail Guest

    This is just wonderful! I keep coming back to it just to admire it.
    I am at a loss for words, which does not happen very often, LOL
  19. Well Thank you very much, it was a rainy day project. Most of my photos are wildlife and it was a really bad day and I was just playing around looking for something a little different from the norm.
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