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Columbine

By chase
Another of my Aquilegia taken using the flash set up...one softbox & one umbrella.
This time against a black bg which always seems to saturate the colours a little more.
Re-calibrated the monitor,so this shouldn't look too dark & the whites look nice & clear to me....fingers crossed I have the calibration better this time Wink

F16 manual mode
1/320th sec with tripod
ISO 100 (LO1)
W/B flash
Raw file sorted in C1
Levels adjusted & crop for better composition in Photoshop.

Thankyou for your help on yesterday's image & many thanks for looking in today.
Janet xx

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

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Comments


Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 10:54AM
Brilliant capture,wonderful colours
Steve

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
12 May 2009 10:58AM
A beautiful image, excellent presentation. Carol
f8 12 9.2k 22 England
12 May 2009 11:01AM
A well handled, and delicate, subject Janet, my only suggestion would be to take a bit more of the stem off the bottom to make the image float.
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
12 May 2009 11:10AM
This is stunning Janet......so very beautiful.
Hilary
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
12 May 2009 11:13AM
Stunning colours and super quality, Janet, and very nicely presented, too...and even better still viewed large!
TrevB Smile
akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 11:19AM
Beautifully done.
Tony
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 11:25AM
Gorgeous image Janet, lovely detail and lighting
Steve
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
12 May 2009 11:29AM
Phew...I'm so glad you are not telling me it's dark this time,hopefully I have things sorted Smile
Thankyou all for your comments & votes.
Janet xx
harrattp 9 11 4 England
12 May 2009 12:00PM
Another beautiful image Janet.

Paul
thetriguy 11 23 12 United States
12 May 2009 12:09PM
A beautiful Colorado flower.
Best, Bill
maryg 7 66 18 Scotland
12 May 2009 12:29PM
This is so lovely , the colour saturation is just perfect and a beautiful composition, quite striking
Mary
markharrop 12 191 England
12 May 2009 12:36PM
The larger shot is simply fantastic, the texture you have captured are brilliant.
Mark
greatdog 8 21 England
12 May 2009 1:02PM
Great shot,sharp with lovely colour,Dane.
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
12 May 2009 1:04PM
Like it Janet the black background works a treat

Brian................................
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
12 May 2009 1:17PM
Superb!
Fabulous light and focus revealing great detail and colour.

Robert
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
12 May 2009 1:18PM
Thanks all.
Janet xx
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 1:20PM
Simply beautiful; colours, textures, angle, detail, etc . . . a work of art.

Tel*
12 May 2009 1:37PM
just a perfect image , love it Janet.

Rgds Bob
12 May 2009 1:41PM
Superb shot,
Alan
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
12 May 2009 1:56PM
Beautiful against the black background, wonderful detail, textures and colours.
12 May 2009 2:58PM
Incredible details and such wonderful colours, beautiful image.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 3:11PM
beautifully captured macro with nice lighting and colours
regards
Yung
12 May 2009 4:16PM
Stunning textures,. with smashing detail.
Scott
Karrol 7 29 England
12 May 2009 5:15PM
Superb!
12 May 2009 5:20PM
Impressive stuff here
I have a lot to learn
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
12 May 2009 5:42PM
a beauty Janet............

Jouko
dawnUK 8 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 5:50PM
Beautiful Image looks lovely against the black backround.stunning.
Thats one thing we dont have yet colour calibration for the monitor but its next request in letter to santa..lol
Dawn
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
12 May 2009 5:51PM
I think this flower needed a black BG Janet - looks superb in the frame. The texture in the white petals is first class and the lighting has produced a nice graduation in the blue petals.
If at first....................................... Smile
Brian
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 6:20PM
Janet,how beautiful. I can almost smell it Wink

Betty
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
12 May 2009 6:58PM
Thanks all.

Brian...people tell my I'm trying Wink

Janet xx
cdm36 12 391 7 England
12 May 2009 7:55PM
I do love these, going to have to spirit some out the garden when I have time Smile

Chris.
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
12 May 2009 8:22PM

Quote: Brian...people tell my I'm trying Wink


I never did then! Wink

I reckon its the b/g that makes it Tongue

Really....on a serious note....beautifully done Janet.


~Alley~
12 May 2009 8:44PM
Maybe I wont upload mine after seeing this gem. Quality work Janet
Mike
12 May 2009 9:14PM
Very nice what a bright blue colour it is too
Glynnis
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
12 May 2009 9:25PM
A gem .......
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 12:36AM
Lit to perfection Janet, the black bg really makes the colour and detail sing out!

gill
13 May 2009 1:33AM
Simply beautiful Janet. helen
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 10:51AM
I am a man of little words, Quality.
regards
tony
flowerted 12 105 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 4:58PM
JUST LOVE THE COLOURS ON THIS ONE NICE WORK
TED
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
13 May 2009 5:22PM
Thanks to all & a special thankyou to Ted for his User Award.
Janet xx
danbrann Plus
12 620 17
13 May 2009 5:53PM
You have done so wellto retain the detail in those whites and yourphotographic expertise as produced a wonderful image.
franfoto 8 2 32 England
13 May 2009 7:27PM
Quality work. The lighting is excellent as is the exposure and the focusing. A stunning presentation Janet.
Fran
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 7:34PM
Beautiful detail.

Phil.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 May 2009 2:26PM
What a wonderful image! The colours glow and against that black background it's a real knockout.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
15 May 2009 11:10AM
Had to come back with my UA for this Janet - one of your best.
Brian.
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
15 May 2009 11:17AM
Thankyou all.

Many thanks for your UA Brian,I'm flattered........
Janet xx
15 May 2009 11:00PM
What a beauty.

David
A really beautiful image Janet, so crisp and such gorgeous colours.
Thank you for your comments on my Common Blue Butterfly. Yes, I do seem to have over-brightened the image, also, it was a fairly close crop. Hope to improve when I get more familiar with Photoshop.
Jane
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
23 May 2009 6:10AM
Very striking . Clear, bright colours xx
Wooly 10 112 4 England
26 May 2009 8:41AM
Love the lighting in this one Janet.

Alan
cameragirl 12 43 United Kingdom
29 May 2009 8:53PM
Perfect lighting, detail and composition! Beautifully captured!

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