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Two roses in my garden

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by JohnnyGator, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Hey all,

    This is my first post in the Cafe so I hope you enjoy. I took these over the past week now that my roses are finally starting to bloom. I know a lot of people like color in their Nature shots but I prefer B&W. They were taken with a D80 and the Sigma 70-300mm w/monopod. Let me know what you think.

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  2. monkay


    Jun 12, 2008
    New Jersey
    both of these look fantastic to me. the details are very crisp and really pop out. i would imagine color selection with these shots would look great (that is, in case you don't know, making everything black and white except for one portion or one color)

    the shadows in #1 seem just a bit distracting, but that may just be me. both of these are superb captures; well done!
  3. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Love the rose...it's beautiful. Love your frame...where did you get that? Did you create an action yourself?
  4. very nicely done
    i like them a lot
  5. These are both gorgeous shots but I like the length in #1, looks so so good... And welcome Johnny to thew Cafe, a great debut!
  6. Thanks Seneca. I do it the long (easy way) in Photoshop. I just change the canvas size with the applicable background color and create the frame. The email and copyright are custom brushes. I've been doing it like this for quite a while. I'm sure there is a macro for it but I don't know how.

    It might be my monitor. I just purchased a new one and I've noticed my levels are off on other computers. Thanks for the comments!

  7. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    Very nice, they're so sharp and contrasty

    Thanks for sharing and welcome to the cafe
  8. I'm a big fan of black and white floral images. These are really nice, especially number 1. Thanks for posting.
  9. Welcome
    Nice Images, like 1 but the dark area at the bottom, still strong image 2 is only my second because one of them had too be, thanks for sharing.

  10. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Rosey captures.............I like both. The water drops on the first image give it life! Well done.
  11. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    John, those are AMAZING. I like them a lot in B&W :biggrin:
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