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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2007 at 21:53
I like them all!

Would you share your technique? I really like your lighting technique and black backgrounds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2007 at 22:17
Thank you, I'm humbled and honored. I'll start by saying that my Black background is a piece of Black Fleece, I've heard that Black velour/velvet works good too. I place my Flowers about 6-7 inches away from the background. Then for my light source it varies as to what time of day I am shooting. During a daylight shoot, I use my vertical blinds to control direction or intensity of the light coming through my North facing dining room window. I use a small piece of white Posterboard on the other side as a reflector.
If I'm shooting at night, I have a 75Watt Halogen lamp in a 10inch Bowl reflector with diffuser attached as the main source about a foot and a half above the flowers, with the white posterboard as a reflector again. Sometimes, I do use a 25W Halogen in a 7inch Reflector Bowl for fill.
I have the camera on a Tripod and then basically play with the Aperture to determine what type of DoF I want on the pictures. Sometimes I use the shutter release cable, and sometimes I use the 2 second timer. I shoot in RAW and then set WB in Post. then PP according to taste. Hope that helps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2007 at 10:57
Lionel, thanks for sharing your technique and please post some more if you have some
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2007 at 13:28
Cekari - Great pic.
I also like all the roses so far.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2007 at 13:56
All the roses reminded me of these. 100 years ago Cornell University reccomended planting rose hedges as cattle fencing. They have mean thornes and are very dense. Today our central NY fields are full of them and the smell in June is awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2007 at 14:53
You're welcome Matthew, you had some nice ones too, lets see more. Here's an older one, but one of my favorites, hope you all like it too...

Hope yo all like this one too.
Lars, what is the name of that flower you have? Nice shots Bard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2007 at 22:05
Originally posted by wedlpine wedlpine wrote:

Cekari - Great pic.
I also like all the roses so far.


Thanks m8... I too love the roses and what ever the others are posting... such great pix and great flowers you guys are shooting :)

Edit, oops, I'm not used beeing called Lars in here (if it was me you ment) :). Well, I have no idea, probably nothing that grows natural here I belive, but I'm sure some others can tell you.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2007 at 22:19
Bromeliad flowering.



This one below in basil, the stem with flowers is aout the size of a matchstick.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2007 at 23:07
ok Keith, now tell us how you did that great Bromeliad flowering? :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2007 at 00:17
Cekari

Unfortunately I do not own a Tamron 90 which would be ideal for these sorts of closeups. I do however have a D7i which is the best tool for this sort of work available to me.

I used a polariser to tame the overall reflection which allowed the interesting reflections around the edge to be clearly visible. I think this image would probably be better cropped square.

Below: at work in the garden again.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2007 at 01:28
Hmmm, I meant, it looks like it's in water or some 'plastic bubble' or something... :)
It's a very inter. effect as it looks comming up from under water...

Yea, I think a square crop would work too...

Im had a DiMage 7 before (well still have) but it keep getting broke on me, something with the power, to bad as it was a real nice camera... :(
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Edited by camelriders - 19 November 2007 at 03:05
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2007 at 06:00
Beautiful Flowers folks! Here's three more from me...
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