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Old Jun 11, 2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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All were shot late in the evening...

First two were shot on Aperture Priority, 200mm, 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO:100, EV: -0.7, Flash

Stella de Oro Daylily-- the 'sparkles' are not due to over-sharpening... they are actually very obvious on the real flower, and using flash really picked them up.





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Butterfly Bush Bloom--- settings were the same except for aperture of f/5.6.




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Old Jun 12, 2006, 1:28 PM   #2
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i really like these... did you use black cards behind them... as ive seen this technique before and this looks really similar... (or maybe just the flash)

did you use a reflector or diffuser on you flash?

once again nice shots!

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Old Jun 12, 2006, 1:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Logan... BTW, I like your name, (I have an 18 yo son named Logan).

Anyway, this was just the flash that gave me the black background. I don't even have a diffuser for my flash. I'm planning to shoot another using a white umbrella when the sun comes back out to see how it helps with the shadows from the sun.
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Nice Gracie. An ubrella may be hard to work with because the background can be too bright, unless you can place the umbrella so that the shadow also falls on the background as well as the bloom. The sparkles are called diamond dusting.
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Old Jun 12, 2006, 10:00 PM   #5
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I just thought I'd try the umbrella... you may be right. Someone else gave me a link to a handy little diffuser for the flash. Do you know anything about this product?

http://www.lumiquest.com/softscreen.htm

BTW, thanks for the info on the 'sparkles'... I didn't know that it had a name.
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Gracie,
I have not seen that particular product, but it looks like it would work. I'd buy one if it was available close to me...
Somewhere I have a close-up of a diamond dusted edge - if I can find it, I'll post it.
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