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Snake's Head

By lee beel      
Fritillaria meleagris, or snake’s head fritillary, photographed recently.

A silver reflector was used to bounce some light onto the plant.

An extension tube was used to allow me to work so close to the fritillary. I was working close to the ground so I had to rotate the centre column of my tripod.

It took a while to find a plant that was in peak condition but was also far enough away from the background that it could be nicely blurred out.

I love the gentle curves of the leaves in this shot. Waiting for the sun to come out produced some exquisite backlighting on the plant and seemed to make the petals glow from within. The shots taken without the sun are fine but the backlighting helped to make this image so much better.

Canon 5D MKII.

Canon EF L IS 70-200 plus extension tube.

1/320 @ f4 @ ISO200.

Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 plus geared head.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Beel

Voters: TerryMcK, PinkK, gwynn56 and 13 more

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PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 8:46PM
Beautiful Smile

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Ayoob 7 Australia
27 Apr 2012 9:43PM
Great shot and nice detailed image..........Grin
debu 8 India
28 Apr 2012 1:13AM
Great capture.
28 Apr 2012 5:16PM
beautiful flower and capture. regards Jamie

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