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Pink Rose

By Overread  
f16, ISO 200, 1/100sec

Shot in a little bit of wind, hence the ISO increase from 100 base. The only thing I regret about this shot is the harsh light from the flash - I could not have got the shot I think without using the flash, but the light is distracting along the upper petals.
I now use a cheap diffuser on the popup flash (being a bit of folded up toilet paper) and have found this to work really well - all I need now is a chance to repeat the shot if I can, though I have had no luck with recreating this as yet.

Any comments, crits welcome - thanks

Tags: Macro Flower Rose Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: CherryMartin, goso, Bob_V and 9 more

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CherryMartin 10 10 United States
30 Jun 2008 3:47AM
very pretty rose, nice shot.

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Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
30 Jun 2008 6:35AM
Such a beautiful rose.
MrsH 9
30 Jun 2008 10:17AM
nice rose
mrsvee 9 1 England
30 Jun 2008 11:09AM
Lovely Rose, nice colour.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 3:54PM
Great light, colour and detail.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
30 Jun 2008 5:26PM
Nicely shot and thought out, try using a clip to support the flower and hold from the wind and a piece of card to shild which can also bounce flash back so not too harsh. Failing that if it is still use a tripod then the shutter can go slower
kitty83 12 11 England
3 Jul 2008 6:50PM
Great image. As you say, the blown highlight along the top is somewhat distracting. But the image is still vivid, crisp, and detailed. I possibly would have cloned out the brown stalks/dead leaves to the top and bottom, though. But still, great work!
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
3 Jul 2008 10:39PM
Thanks for the compliments all!
Dog and Kitty- clips for holding the flower and a set of sizzers are somethings that I have been adding to my kit - I try my best to get shots that don't require any cutting at all and much prefer to move the offending parts out of the way - but there are times, as Kitty pointed out, when dead parts do get in the way and removing them is not damaging to the plant.
This was also a tripod shot - but I shoot in aperture priority mode almost all the time and am still getting used to setting different shutter speeds to get different effects

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