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By Mozzytheboy
It was a very cold frosty day here yesterday, so after a walk I thought I would see if anything in the garden might be worth a snap. Found these Helleborus all in flower. I laid the camera on the ground, and used auto-focus. As the Helleborus grow with their flower hanging part downwards, I felt laying the camera down and shooting part plant BG and sky might work.

Some minor fiddling with highlights and shadows, not a lot else really. I'm thinking my initial feelings about the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 were wrong. The more time I spend with this camera the more pleased I am.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Sheddy, jdenman, BRITCHIE and 13 more

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19 Jan 2015 11:34AM
what a beautiful flower, great colours. with great attention to detail wonderful photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2015 4:27PM
excellent to get this as you have...
Jestertheclown 12 8.5k 253 England
19 Jan 2015 5:28PM
Hi again Mike,
Some really good colours in there.
It's just a shade underexposed but only a shade and given that the camera was pointing towards the sky that's no surprise.
In fact, it's done a good job, getting it almost exactly right.
I find the second flower. on the left, is a bit of a distraction but there's some rim lighting on the main one which adds some separation.
Did you consider any other crops? A square one's the obvious one but there's also an 8x10 in there, losing most of the left hand side.
Hope this helps.
Mozzytheboy 10 710 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2015 5:34PM
Thanks Bren; the under EX was by design on this one, used spot metering so was quite happy. Tried the ol square but in the end plumped on this for here as I really was pleased with the way in which the flower drifts out to the left.

Did quite a few crops.

And yes Bren I treasure the help ... as always.

Jestertheclown 12 8.5k 253 England
19 Jan 2015 5:48PM
Thanks Mike.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2015 6:01PM
A beautiful shot of this lovely flower
19 Jan 2015 8:38PM
Just beautiful GrinGrin

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2015 9:36PM
As you know I'm not that into technique, only know what I like. To me this looks superb Mozzy. Well done.

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