Saturday, January 9, 2010

Yep, Another Nature Macro

Although to be fair, this was taken indoors.

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Aperture: f/2.6
Shutter Speed: 1/80
ISO: 80

And I think I got it pretty well in focus. About time.

I loved the colors, so I added a bit of saturation and contrast. Not too much though, most of that color is natural. The subject was backlit, so I had some weird exposure issues. I compensated by taking about 30 identical pictures with various metering modes, etc. This one turned out best. I also tried kind of a reverse-vignette thing. I added a layer on top which was a white-to-transparent radial gradient with its origin in the center of the flower. The blending mode was set to "Soft Light" and the layer opacity was only about 20%, but I think it helps draw my eye in a little better, especially considering the main focus of the shot isn't as well in focus as some other areas, and isn't in the center of the photo.


  1. Oh, the colors are gorgeous! I like what you did with the gradient. It's subtle enough that I wouldn't know you had done it if you hadn't told us. Very nice.

  2. That is gorgeous! I love the colors!

    I've been meaning to introduce myself. I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now. I came across it when reading Steve Gallow's blog. I was inspired by the different blogs I was following to start my own:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This time of year, I really welcome the bright colors. Nicely done.


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