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I like to grow very big cacti and this is the large 10cm long flower from the common Orchid Cactus. The flower lasts about two days and in certain conditions they will literally ooze nectar.
If youíre wondering why I chose B&W? Well, itís because I have not yet been able to successfully handle the incredibly intense red of this flower in post production. Iíve tried RAW and Jpeg in daylight and flash but have yet to get a colour result that Iím happy withÖ I am happy with this image, though.Wink

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/45.0
Shutter Speed:0.8sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Sweet Nectar
Username:RAPjones RAPjones
Uploaded:29 Mar 2011 - 7:20 PM
Tags:Black & white, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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johnnyboy114
29 Mar 2011 - 7:32 PM

Really quite lovely and actually, strangely works as a lovely mono comp....really good and different take on the usual, boring macro stuff. YOu always seem to find the different angle to make it interesting....

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RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 7:46 PM

Cheers JB Wink Pleased you like it ...My 'unusual' brain tells me the stamen is like a gloved hand pushing the nectar out from the darkness. I wonder what I shall see in this year's blooms?

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whipspeed e2 Member 94039 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2011 - 8:32 AM

I like the black & white, the tones are strong enough to work. I can understand your problem with the intense red, it can be hard to capture.

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RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2011 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Whippy Smile

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30 Mar 2011 - 10:27 PM

A superb image and works beautifully in mono
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andmolliethedog

well thought out.

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