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09-JAN-2009 Angioman

8th - Emerging Stem - by Angioman

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
1/250s f/2.8 at 100.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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ctfchallenge12-Jan-2009 01:34
I like the high key look of this Kurt- well done. One thing that pulls my attention away from the subject is the dark bit interacting with the frame on the upper right- but that's probably just me :-)
ctfchallenge11-Jan-2009 15:41
Lovely macro Kurt! The colors really stand out nicely against the white background of the petals and the DOF keeps the eye on the tip of the stem. CJ
ctfchallenge11-Jan-2009 14:27
I prefer the color too, but maybe that's a girl thing. Penny Street
Guest 10-Jan-2009 22:09
Rod - Nice BW in pending but I think I prefer the color.- angioman
ctfchallenge10-Jan-2009 20:43
The noise thingy & the high key made me think of B&W for this picy Kurt. I did one & quite like it, it's in pending.
Guest 10-Jan-2009 20:42
Thank you for the info Angioman.
ctfchallenge10-Jan-2009 14:31
Rod, I think what you are noticing is noise introduced by a blown exposure. This shot overexposed (known problem with the canon 40D and Macro twin) but I liked the high key look. Noise introduced when I tried to recovery some blown highlights. Crop is minimal (about 10%, not sure how to measure in Aperture).
ctfchallenge10-Jan-2009 14:11
Christakis - this image is the only one of the three I used flash fill - macro twin lamp set at manual, reduced to 1/4 power, and slaved a 530 with diffuser from below flower at 1/8 (I think??). Other shots were under diffused natural light. - angioman
Rod 10-Jan-2009 07:07
Is this a large crop Kurt as it doesn't have that clear soft look, it has like a sort of over sharpen look. This one would work the best for me as the other two are a bit eye candy a.
Guest 10-Jan-2009 03:25
ctfchallenge10-Jan-2009 02:05
I LOVE IT!!! Great job... and yay! jano
Guest 10-Jan-2009 01:50
Angioman I really like all three of your pictures. They all have nice rich colours. May I ask your flash setup (if you have one) for these shots.
Jim B (MSP)10-Jan-2009 01:44
Very well done. Excellent DOF.
Guest 10-Jan-2009 00:26
Thanks Penny and aam:-). Angioman
ctfchallenge09-Jan-2009 22:58
lovely! Penny Street
aam1234 09-Jan-2009 20:09
Three outstanding photos. Good work!