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Valentine green

By AnnChown  
I was lucky enough to attend an Amateur Photographer magazine workshop yesterday on still life/macro photography. There were only four of us and the resulting article (four pages long, I believe) of images (and images of us! Sad) from the day will be published on 9th March. I used my new toy - a Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro OS - all day, so more flower images to come. Comments and criticisms are, as usual, very welcome.
A big thank you to everyone who commented and helped with mods (Keith and Willie) and to Jenn Taggart for her UA on Take Three Oranges.

Happy Valentine's Day to everybody! Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Chrysanthemum

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Feb 2013 10:31AM
I don't see this floral shot bringing any criticism, Ann, only praise: the use of the wide aperture has allowed selective focussing on the central darker petal area which is positioned so precisely where it should be.
Look forward to more from your workshop.

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14 Feb 2013 10:31AM
Lovely image for Valentine's Day Ann,
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Feb 2013 10:38AM
What an opportunity Grin Ann, seems to have paid off too !! I use to take AP but no longer due to being retired.
14 Feb 2013 10:40AM
its a fine wee lens Ann takes a bit of time to get used to but very good as you capture shows fine work

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Feb 2013 10:40AM
A beautiful frame-filler, Ann, gorgeous colour. Carol
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 10:50AM
Well done, you will have to let us know when it comes out!..please
a beautifully captured shot Ann
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 10:53AM
Superb macro shot Ann, fabulous pastel colours, have fun with your new toy Smile

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Feb 2013 11:01AM
Superb, indeed. I love it, Ann.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Feb 2013 11:16AM

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:19AM
A beautiful frame filler Ann.
What an exciting day - it'll be great to see March Issue.
I take Digital Photo Magazine but don't have time to read it all sometimes
due to learning things on Ephotozine.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:26AM
A wonderful 3D feel to this Ann - beautifully lit - what a great opportunity yesterday for you SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Feb 2013 11:37AM
A fine shot Ann. Smile
I'd love to do one of those articles in the mags but hate being photographed so I'll stay incognito and just read about it.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:51AM
A really lovely macro Ann.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
14 Feb 2013 11:58AM
Fantastic and great shot .Ann,love the colour and detail here,very well done,
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 12:06PM
brilliant colour and tones ann wonderful detail and dof look forawrd to reading the article Grin a stunner nice one Wink
14 Feb 2013 12:08PM
Beautiful Ann..Lin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
14 Feb 2013 12:16PM
Well composed
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 12:42PM
What a lovely and special image Ann !! I love the focus and the colours !!Excellent Smile
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 12:47PM
Great detail..
Magic macro..

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Feb 2013 12:47PM
A lovely soft glow, and well balanced with the centre of the flower on the thirds. I shall look out for that issue.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Feb 2013 12:56PM
A fitting upload for Valentines Day Ann, very beautiful softness to the image.


gregl 13 19 1 England
14 Feb 2013 12:57PM
Hi Ann,

I really enjoyed the day as well as having a chance to meet you in person. Your image is a testiment to your skill. The soft colours and detail are beautiful. After way too long a hiatius I will post one of mine as well. It will be fun to see the article and more of everyone's work. Susi says hello and enjoy the new lens!!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Feb 2013 1:04PM
Like the soft light and colours in this well worked marco image Ann.
Glad you enjoyed your course
Regards Richard
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Feb 2013 1:07PM
The centers of chrysanthemums are so beautiful the way the petals curl in at the centers. Like the off-center compo and the sharp detail in the center, fading into a blur towards the edges.

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 1:56PM
Well treated and composed.
14 Feb 2013 5:26PM
Beautiful! The colour is wonderful & you have a delicate picture.
14 Feb 2013 6:05PM
Love this Ann, brilliant dof and a perfect Macro image. The colouring (or colour) is amazing!
And a very happy Valentines Evening to you too .

John Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 7:15PM
Oooooo ...........................I love the light and colourGrinGrinGrin Beautiful!
14 Feb 2013 7:26PM
Lovely.............stunning dof.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
14 Feb 2013 8:26PM
Fantastic light, Ann. Happy Valentine's day to you as well.
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:43PM
this is stunning Ann
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
14 Feb 2013 9:37PM
This has a real dreamy look to me Ann - I hope it was intended.Wink
15 Feb 2013 3:14AM
A nice lovely image.

15 Feb 2013 11:37AM
Cracking macro work, Ann!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 7:05PM
Ann, I'm sorry but as I hadn't been around I missed this one. It is absolutely stunning and I really, really like it. I don't have an award to gogive you but I can without doubt say that if I did, then you would have it for this beautiful image.

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