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EN GARDE

By magda_indigo  
Another year... THE RED TULIPS ARE BACK! What will they be up to this year? Lol!

En garde is a French phrase meaning 'on guard'. Used to warn a fencer to assume the position preparatory to a duel, or to warn an opponent in chess that their queen is threatened.
Salute, the bout is over, beads are building up...

There are no secrets... it only took me years of experimenting in the studio. First you hit it with everything you've got, like all things in life, hihi, now it is less and less. Just one spotlight set up in the position so that the light catches the edges and part of the flower... until I'm happy... a black bg.
I use cutters and flags to shield and play with the light.
Photography is a creative process, a way of life and seeing life, it is my passion, mental and emotional nourishment. All I can say is experiment, experiment, experiment... the exposure is irrelevant because each flower, light source is different. Make it your own!

Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*)


Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty. All rights reserved

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

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Comments


15 Jan 2010 4:48PM
simply stunning!
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 4:50PM
Wow, all that practice paid off!
LeeFisher 12 59 8 England
15 Jan 2010 4:53PM
great detail and colour,
fish.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Jan 2010 4:59PM
A sublime image, Magda, wonderful rich colour and perfect lighting. Carol
Bravdo 13 17 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 5:01PM
Beautiful and stunning. Well composed.

Barry
dwarf 13 52 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 5:05PM
fantastic light and detail
dorothy
mattmatic 17 598
15 Jan 2010 5:17PM
Sublimely lit Magda Smile
(Nice to see your images!!)
Matt
DOGSBODY 13 1.4k 30 England
15 Jan 2010 5:30PM
Superbly sharp with excellent lighting and the red against black always works. Andy
15 Jan 2010 6:00PM
Beautiful image indeed

Chris
15 Jan 2010 6:09PM
Beautiful
15 Jan 2010 6:10PM
This is beautiful. So vibrant, yet at the same time delicate.

Kerry
sable 13 9 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 6:36PM
Lost for words - Oh WOW!! - Elizabeth
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
15 Jan 2010 10:39PM
So enjoyed reading your info and feel inspired! Wonderful light and colour in this image and, Yes, it's title made me smile! What a wonderful pf you have and it's been a delight to visit.

Ann
Dado 12 64 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 11:58PM
Beautiful image a job well done.
Don.
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
16 Jan 2010 12:33PM
Beautiful colour.
Jann
xxx
16 Jan 2010 5:46PM
Super shot,
Alan
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
17 Jan 2010 9:25AM
Hello Maga.
Thanks for your comment
Prachtige foto van deze mooie red Tulip.
How do you do. Alles naar wens verlopen met de feestdagen ?
Hebben de kinderen van een witte kerst bij jullie kunnen genieten ?
Ales weer back to normal ?
Wij gaan woensdag voor een maandje naar Thailand. Bangkok, Phuket en Koh Samui. Hopelijk bevalt het net zo goed als in Malaysia en Bali.
Gisteren hier geregend, de sneeuw is nu bijna helemaal weg.
Houden zo, want we vliegen vanuit Dusseldorf, 2.5 uur rijden.
Oke, Magda. Groeten aan Paul en tot ziens maar weer.
Jan
paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2010 4:03PM
Stunning image. This is gorgeous.
foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
7 Feb 2010 3:16PM
Simply superb Magda, I love the detail in the petals with the water droplets. The rich warm shade of red looks fantastic against the dark b/g.
Pete.

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