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Sweet Nectar

By RAPjones
I like to grow very big cacti and this is the large 10cm long flower from the common Orchid Cactus. The flower lasts about two days and in certain conditions they will literally ooze nectar.
If youíre wondering why I chose B&W? Well, itís because I have not yet been able to successfully handle the incredibly intense red of this flower in post production. Iíve tried RAW and Jpeg in daylight and flash but have yet to get a colour result that Iím happy withÖ I am happy with this image, though.Wink

Tags: Black and white Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: johnnyboy114, G3, antisilence and 3 more



johnnyboy114 14 231 106 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 7:32PM
Really quite lovely and actually, strangely works as a lovely mono comp....really good and different take on the usual, boring macro stuff. YOu always seem to find the different angle to make it interesting....
RAPjones 12 1 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 7:46PM
Cheers JB Wink Pleased you like it ...My 'unusual' brain tells me the stamen is like a gloved hand pushing the nectar out from the darkness. I wonder what I shall see in this year's blooms?
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 8:32AM
I like the black & white, the tones are strong enough to work. I can understand your problem with the intense red, it can be hard to capture.
RAPjones 12 1 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 10:10AM
Thanks Whippy Smile
Source 12
30 Mar 2011 10:27PM
A superb image and works beautifully in mono
andmolliethedog 17 120 11 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2011 6:49PM
well thought out.

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