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Double Blue Pea

By ChiliMan
Way hey! Major thanks to Lynne(Joyce) and Hilary (DolphinLady) for their much appreciated User Awards on my grasshopper close-ups GrinGrin

That evening, while my flash was still attached, I decided to get flashy on a couple of flowers. [Nobody called the cops…*phew*]

This double blue pea was in a funny half-hidden position within its mass of viney things. I tried angling it right and it came off in my hand. Bah. So I held it up between forefinger and thumb and flashed it. Awesomely enough, there was nothing nearby behind it and the background was thrown into almost blackness! So turning it fully black was easy peasy on the computer Grin

This ain’t exactly a flat flower and I wanted as much as poss in focus…so I used f11. Quite happy with the way it turned out. Took some lantana as well but I haven’t checked out the shots. *Fingers crossed* that at least a couple have turned out well!

Alrighty…enough of my ramblings…

Andrew Grin

Tags: Blue Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Portraits and people Flash and lighting Blue pea Clitoria ternatea

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
19 Sep 2013 6:55AM
What a wonderful rich colour, Andrew, and your 'flashing' it has brought out its beauty to perfection Wink Carol

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
19 Sep 2013 6:57AM
After all your pain and suffering you were rewarded with an excellent photo Andrew !! Stunning colour !
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 7:04AM
A glorious colour and with wonderful detail.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 7:23AM
Stunning work,

DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
19 Sep 2013 8:06AM
Absolutely gorgeous Andrew.
Such a beautiful deep colour which you have captured perfectly & wonderful detail.

Hilary (*_*)xxxx
19 Sep 2013 8:47AM
excellent flashing!!!
I wont inform the neighbours ...BlushBlush
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 9:17AM
Flash worked so well on the pea, Andrew, making it sparkle.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
19 Sep 2013 9:22AM
Lovely work Andrew.

johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 9:35AM
A lovely capture great colour lighting and presentation.
Regards John.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 10:18AM
That's the way to do it Andrew!!!!!! The veining and texture of the flower shows off to perfection with that bounce of light from the flash.
19 Sep 2013 10:35AM
Lovely capture and presentation. A really superb work.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Sep 2013 12:04PM
Very flashy! Exposure looks good, and very nicely presented, Andrew.

7 10 10 England
19 Sep 2013 1:48PM
It's beautiful Andrew.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Sep 2013 2:22PM
Gorgeous blue colour Andrew.
And my language would have been blue,
if I had all that faffing about you had to take a rust shot !!
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 2:55PM
Beautiful deep colour and a superb capture.SmileSmile
19 Sep 2013 4:37PM
That is lovely Andrew. Cathy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Sep 2013 6:27PM
A beautifully presented floral image Andrew, excellent use of flash
19 Sep 2013 7:16PM
A lovely capture, colour and light
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
19 Sep 2013 7:41PM
Always have been a huge fan of these wonderful flowers. You've really have brought out the texture and rich colours and the black bg does it's usual excellent job of throwing the whole flower forward.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Sep 2013 8:34PM
A great technique that has worked to perfection!

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
20 Sep 2013 7:41AM
An eye-catching, vibrant and beautiful piece of work.

21 Sep 2013 9:13AM
Excellent shot - works well with the black background.

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