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"Take a Bow"

By RonnieAG
Thanks to a hint from Trev {achieverswales} I managed to come up with this half decent shot with my Tamron Macro lens which thus far had defeated me and I had consigned to a cupboard.
So I dedicate this one to Trev without whose help the shot would not have been achieved.

My thanks also for all the comments on More or Less and with special thanks to Ray {Billyray} for his UA which is much appreciated.


Tags: Macro lens Orchid Flowers and plants Indoor shot Black card bandg Available daylight White card reflector

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Aug 2012 12:10AM
The soft glow in the orchids is intriguing! I wonder how you made them look as if there is the moonlight caught in every single flower?
Very beautiful

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 12:13AM
Must just be from the white card reflector, Annette: the only light source was dull daylight through the kitchen window (hence my referring to my KS sink studio)
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 12:29AM
Would seem a shame to confine this lens to the cupboard to gather dust Ronnie !!
Made a fine job here.
Super shot.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Aug 2012 12:47AM
Another great shot from the famous studio. - gary
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 1:22AM
Very impressed with this one Ronnie..Trev to the rescue gain
but you know Orchid and sweet peas I am a softie for
perfectly shot and presented
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2012 1:55AM
I think you should try more with this lens, the colors and reflected light on the orchids is quite above the ordinary-- a special technique in the making me thinks!
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
29 Aug 2012 2:23AM
Wow! This is a super beauty. You inspire one to go to the florist and buy their best, bring it home and attempt the same as you have done here. Never saw anything quite like this bloom, and so richly presented. TG
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Aug 2012 5:13AM
A grand presentation, Ronnie, such a beautiful spray of these delightful orchids. Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 5:28AM
Glad to see you are using a Tamron Lens. They appear to be somewhat like Marmite in the Photography World, however who could possibly fault them when they are able to produce such wonderfully bright and crisp images as this.

Regards Nathan
Nicely captured Ronnie, a good presentation. I have taken similar images but instead of using black card I use the TV screen as a background and find it works well with natural daylight.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Aug 2012 7:25AM
A superb image in every way.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 7:28AM
So delicate.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 7:52AM
If your lens is the 90mm macro stick with it. It's a brilliant lens, and just look what it has produced (with a certain amount of help from your good self)...Smile

jdinne 14 16 England
29 Aug 2012 8:00AM
Wonderful Ronnie the light you have caught here is superb. Lovely presentation.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 8:04AM
My Tammy macro lens took a bit of getting used to Ronnie, now in Nick's words it is welded to my camera. This looks good in every way, composition, clarity, light, just right.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Aug 2012 8:05AM
This is Brilliant ,I really like it,you should be proud of your self. Wink
8 10 10 England
29 Aug 2012 8:23AM
Another KS winner Ronnie. Like the letterbox presentation - your little grey cells are working to good effect.Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Aug 2012 8:26AM
Detailed indeed Ronnie, cracked it !!!
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 8:39AM
Impressive colours and light Ronnie.
One day I might be able to do something this good Ronnie, yes the glow is from the reflector, I recognise it from some of my fumblings with this skill that you have honed.


in my KS studio I used a sheet of kitchen towel as a reflector Tongue
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
29 Aug 2012 9:19AM
I don't know whether this is the light, reflector or lens but the image seems to have a luminescence about it. Of course it could be my eyesight! or computer!! Beautiful detail and colour, and the shape in the black on EPZ black does work well.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:47AM
Beautiful in every Ronnie.
The light is lovely and the arch of the flower
makes a great composition.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Aug 2012 9:50AM
Many thanks Ronnie for the dedication of this beautiful capture, you will find that a prime lens will beat a zoom for sharpness anytime, "BUT" Some of these new zooms are awesome and would be hard pressed to spot any difference, the colours once again with the black B/G is excellent, as stated they have a luman luamar lumir (shine) to them sorry cant spell luminescenceWink


EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 10:12AM
Great title choice and a beautiful image.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 10:17AM
Another floral winner Ronnie, must use the Tamron more.Grin

29 Aug 2012 11:01AM
aye laddie a gid yin indeed that auld yin fae welsh wales is nae bad wae ra tips, gid yin here Ronnie there will be nae stopin ye noo

great capture Ronnie lighting and spray on the diagonal the KS has won through again

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 11:19AM
must admit my Tamron and I didnt get on too well.
But you have proven it is up to the skill of the person using it
xwang 8 56 8
29 Aug 2012 12:12PM
The colour is still beautiful with a kind of glow.. I quite like the centre of the flower, the white colour looks like a pearl..very niceSmile.
BTW, thank you very much for your kind comment on Angel, Ronnie.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Aug 2012 1:47PM
A beautiful arrangement, and such stunning detail here, Ronnie, they don't come any better quality than this Wink
Trev Smile
Ronnie your just like that rabbit with the batteries that just keep going on and on and do you know what, you deliver each and every time, amazing how you keep doing it,

Great title well captured. as always!!!!

JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 4:31PM
Your KS studio enables you to produce some superb images and this is another fine example.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 4:52PM
They look like a little bridge of flowers. Beautiful shot Ronnie.
Don't give up on the macro lens, you will soon master it.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 4:58PM
A cracking composition and subject matter Ronnie, luv these dark backgounds, awesome my friend.
Well done.
Darryl SmileSmile
Ronnie, thank you for your comment on the reflection, i have taken your advice and cropped to a square format, and it does look better, much more impact, thank you for that and taking the time to do so, as always much appreciated.WinkWinkWink
29 Aug 2012 5:35PM
Another beautiful image Ronnie,keep up the good work..Lin
29 Aug 2012 6:28PM
Gorgerous image Ronnie, hope this is Plant of you very own.

John Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Aug 2012 7:00PM
Take a bow indeed Ronnie, you've really excelled yourself yet again.
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 7:30PM
I love the arch that the natural flower produces Ronnie, your technique and attention to detail is something special, the reflector helped to bring out the beautiful colours and detail which stand out against the dark background, top class work as always, another photograph to be very proud of. When are you going to publish a book with your beautiful flower images ?,I am quite sure it would sell very well. Hope you are well my friend, Bill.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
29 Aug 2012 7:43PM
Good work as always Ronnie, especially like the panoramic crop, works really well!

pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:34PM
I found the comments interesting, Ronnie, and agree entirely, you must try this again.
29 Aug 2012 9:59PM
Wonderful colour, detail and presentation Ronnie.

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 10:47PM
beautiful in every way, detail, colour & processing.

Great work Ronnie.

PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 2:35PM
Great flower image. Like the bow shape. Paul
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
30 Aug 2012 11:12PM
nicely done .
31 Aug 2012 10:44AM
Beautiful colour and detail in this "panorama"!
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 3:57PM
31 Aug 2012 6:14PM
Stunning lighting.......

A total stunner Ronnie.....loving the colour...... Grin

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