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Red Flower

Posted by
Twelvebit (Victoria, United States) on 1 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Macro Filter Test 5

Tried some with the flash and some without, but prefer the tones and color in this one without flash. BTW, I have no idea what this flower is, so if someone like the MS knows, please do tell.

LAE from Chesterton, United States

Nice Shot, I have no idea what kind that is but like how you captured this.

1 Aug 2008 5:58am

@LAE: Thanks.

lisa v from Gawler, Australia

The black background really enhances it. Have no idea of the kind.

1 Aug 2008 7:38am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

No idea what it is, give me a better photo ;-)
Just kidding, the colours are great. Seems that these filters are suitable for artistic effects but less for naturalism.

1 Aug 2008 10:38am

@MadScientist: Yeah, I was disappointed with the detail but as you say, they do have their uses if your intent is more abstract.

Erik from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Great shot, very strong colors, dof and details.

1 Aug 2008 1:04pm

@Erik: Thanks.

Kent from Kvänum, Sweden

A tub wonderfully beautiful red color. Delightful flower. Very beautiful macro picture

1 Aug 2008 2:25pm

@Kent: Thank you.

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

nice contrast...I like the bright colors.

1 Aug 2008 2:41pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Very powerful colour contrast!

1 Aug 2008 2:50pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

strange how flowers can look a bit sinister when very close. i like it though.

1 Aug 2008 4:35pm

@gbe: Now that you mention it, there may be a little bit of a Body Snatcher look here.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

stunning color -- such amazing vibrancy! excellent contrasts too!

1 Aug 2008 5:46pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

I agree with all of the above - brilliant colors! And I have no idea what it is.

1 Aug 2008 8:26pm

@willow: Thanks.

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

Great shot...

1 Aug 2008 9:10pm

@Jac: Thank you.

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Terrific colour, and super focussing.

2 Aug 2008 12:34am

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks.

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Let me step in for MS, its a Victoriavandula Reduccia mostly found in western Texas.

2 Aug 2008 12:58am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

neat dof. i thought you don't like flower shots

5 Aug 2008 12:50am

@danthro: Sort of surprised no one else mentioned that, but not really surprised you're the one who did. I try to stay away from them, but on this particular day I was due back at a meeting, it was during the noon hour when the light sucked, and flowers were about the only subject I could test the filters on. Let me describe my feeling about flower shots this way: I see some good ones from time to time, but I'd be very unlikely to ever hang one on a wall --mine or anyone else's. And while I may sometimes take flower shots I never take photos of sunsets --nor would I ever print one and put in on a wall.

mjoao from Porto, Portugal

Thanks for your message! I choose this great macro with the colours of Portugal, my country, green and red... kissis

5 Aug 2008 10:26pm

Persian King from Tehran, Iran

How did you blackened the background, it's simply awesome

10 Aug 2008 3:11am

@Persian King: It was just a product of the exposure and what was in the background, along with adjusting the shadows in Photoshop for more blacks.