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- Dawn -

By fourfive  
Dawn seemed to be appropraite as the new buds on this orchid have just started to open over the last few days.

Hope you like it. It was quite tricky to get inside the flowers - they are very tiny still but perfect too.

11s @ f/32 with multiple handheld flashes (about 7 or 8) at various different angles. 105mm

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: ColouredImages, hayleyh, Kodak_Kid and 15 more


ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 9:49AM
nice one, perhaps I might have cloned out that left hand bud. Still a good 'un though

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TessC 14 1 Ireland
2 Feb 2006 10:46AM
Nice One, I like the way you've illustrated the different Phases of this opening bud. Very Nice.
akh Plus
15 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 11:12AM
Like the basic composition and lighting but personally I would have cropped off the bud at the top and then extended the canvas down a bit at the bottom just to balance things up.
fourfive 14 8 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 11:16AM
Tess, thanks for noticing! Mike/Tony - noted. I tried different crops on this, but decided to leave it as shot - the balance didn't quite work - shame as it was easy to enlarge the canvas with the black background.

Thanks for your comments.
NigelK 14 2
2 Feb 2006 3:05PM
Nice composition and nice idea.
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
3 Feb 2006 7:08AM
Next challenge, a time elapsed shot! Wink Spot on! Click!!!!

Sina 14
4 Feb 2006 7:40AM
Great shot, love the detail. Love it just as is.
5 Feb 2006 7:22AM
I agree with Mike's comment...I'd have tried to get rid of the orchid that's still a bud in the top left by cloning the background over it in photoshop. It detracts from the focus of the other three buds which are the main focus.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4066 Canada
3 Aug 2006 9:53PM
I like how youve done the techie part with the flashes, - worked very well.


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