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X-Mas Cactus

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by mrtac2man, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    Get ready folks.. ours are blooming.. we have 3 different colors.. this is the first.. to start blooming.. the others have buds and will bloom soon.. we have these in bloom now till after the New Year and then again in the spring they will bloom again.. hope you enjoy this one.. I call this one

    From The Darkness



    ps finding manual mode to really work for this effect...
  2. Very pretty! The dark background accentuates the soft and dreamy colors.

    aka beaucamera
  3. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  4. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    How about describing your setup and technique a liitle .. did not take much work at all.. picked the flower off the cactus and set it on the seat of a chair that is black ..and here is the shot data.. i had to clone out a couple of dust spots i did not see on the chair.. the meter was ready about 2 to 3 stops under...

    Focal length: 105.0mm Exposure time: 0.333 s (1/3)
    Aperture: f/2.8 Whitebalance: cloudy (Flash -2) seems to work great..
    Metering Mode: matrix Jpeg process: Progressive

  5. Beautiful image Tim and you have photographed it well.
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very Beautiful. Great job :>)))
  7. Very nice, Tim! I took a similar picture a few years back, using my Coolpix 995. Can't wait to give it a try with my 60mm micro, but mine won't bloom until late December.
  8. I like the isolation from the darkness! Very well done!

  9. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    Thanks everyone for the kind words.. was playing around in manual mode and learned a few things today.. now it just if this old mind can remember them...

    Thanks again.

  10. Great picture, did you use direct or diffuse light with your flash?
  11. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    no flash used at all.. only light was coming thru the window.. underexposed it about 2 stops to help black out the back ground and give it the softer look.. thanks Tim
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