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My ever tolerant wife Sandy's favourite orchid has just bloomed again. I thought I had better preserve it for posterity in case it doesn't repeat the act.
I am a complete numpty at botanical photography so any useful advice (such as don't do it again) would be most welcome.
Thanks for all your lovely clicks and comments.
Have a nice day.
These plants are extremely robust, mine come back time and time again despite the neglect........... Watch that be it it now, I have jinxed it
Also my wifes' favourite, hers is flowering at the moment for the 3rd year. Given me some photo opportunities.
Your shot has a nice composition with the curved stem and smaller flower making a nice image.
The only tip I can offer as you have an excellent lens for the job already, is to use 'focus stacking'. If you have the software which offers this it is an excellent way to increase the dof. I have used it on my orchid shots and find it a great help.
Lovely detail and colour Gerry, re botanical photography....I'm a numpty too
No advice from me Gerry, looks great and better than ever I could do.
Looks fine to me a very pretty flower,
Better than any thing I could do too; like it nicely presented Gerry. should be pleased with that cheers!, regards Leon.
Excellent work here Gerry.......Where's the bloody feathers ??
For your wife ehh, what are you after mate? she should be pleased with it, great image mate. Thanks for your offer to help me today.
Actually quite a good photo with a good comp.
Nice rich colours and depth.
Hmmmmm......what have you done, Gerry????????? Love it without the border, pure simplicity!!!!!!!! Super!!!!! Ania
Great image, lovely detail & colour.
Lovely colour and clarity.
The centre is sharp, the background is clean, looks fine to me, but depends what you like really. If you want the whole flower in focus, simply use a smaller aperture. I like the stem emanating from the bottom right corner.
A beautifully coloured orchid very nicely captured although Pamela's helpful remarks are well worth heeding.
I too use a black b/g card for this sort of shot and available daylight indoors......it seems to work well in showing off the blooms, allowing them to appear as if in 3D.
A very fine shot IMHO and well worth not going with "don't do it again", Gerry.
Ronnie is right, all I can say more is sometime you can adjust the camera a bit to let the angle help with DOF.
Apart from that I would be very chuffed with this one!
A lovely take of a lovely flower - orchids a fave of mine too!!
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