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~ Dreamy ~

By KKmoments
Still playing and learning with 'close up'... this time on an Iris.... pretty much straight from the camera apart from a crop off the top... I was quite pleased to see a refraction in this one as I'd previosly read extension tubes are required for this 'effect'.... maybe needs to be viewed large to see it properly. Taken in natural daylight and hand held.

I'd be interested in any hints/tips anyone has to share with me.

Thanks for viewing and hope you're enjoying our 'indian summer w/end'...

Karen Smile

Tags: Colour Macro General Water Flower Iris Bubble Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Droplet Refraction

Voters: steve5452, Possum, LisaRose and 36 more

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steve5452 16 15 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2008 7:39PM
Adore the colours.

Possum Plus
14 148 England
20 Sep 2008 7:40PM
Beautiful work, Karen - great clarity in the refraction. Hand held... I'm envious Smile
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
20 Sep 2008 7:41PM
Nicely done Karen, it looks great.

ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2008 7:47PM
Using the whole flower to fill the frame works very well here, the drop adds another dimension to the shot as does the depth of field. Top shot
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2008 7:48PM
A great result - beautiful colours and strong composition.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Sep 2008 8:30PM
Superb colours and composition, beautiful, Karen. Carol
MNPHOTO 12 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2008 8:47PM
excellen t
NatalieKinnear 13 280 8
20 Sep 2008 8:52PM
You've created a delightful image here with very attractive colour. I would say that for this type of macro shot you really do need to use a tripod. I use both a tripod and a focusing rail for precision focusing when doing macro work.

Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
20 Sep 2008 9:33PM
gorgeous.... Smile
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
20 Sep 2008 10:11PM
Lovely abstract
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Sep 2008 11:11PM
Love the colors, etc-- and I am glad you framed it as this one would have been floating out there somewhere in a no frame presentation
BERTRAM 12 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2008 11:19PM
A terrific image.
Nettles 13 England
21 Sep 2008 9:13AM
What a great image, really like it.
I hate tripods and never use mine, so very well done on hand held for such a close up shot.
It just goes to show what can be achieved without one.
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 9:41AM
nice colours and well composed, stands out from the thumbnail too, well done, hope you make use of my tripod for the next one, G
CaroleA 14 5 3 England
21 Sep 2008 12:11PM
Lovely effect on this, going from sharp on the droplet to the hazy background.

I have a tripod but usually handhold macro shots I might get one out of ten that can bear scrutiny so I too am envious of this!
ann_g 16 19 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 1:35PM
Such beautiful colours
sunshot 15 24 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 2:12PM
Nicely done Karen, it looks great.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 12 Wales
21 Sep 2008 4:42PM
Catching up with your images Karen.Love the variety and all excellent.
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2008 6:23PM
Brilliant work Karen, only a drop and a yellow lip - but it is obvious what it is - spot on the drop, excellent image.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
21 Sep 2008 7:20PM
Really beautifully the colours.


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