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wk7leung Jun 19, 2007 11:02 AM

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In the shadow

wk7leung Jun 19, 2007 11:04 AM

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In a backlit environment

1 taken with Tamron 180mm macro and 2 with thef5.6 Nikkor 400mm at f11.
For 2, would be better if the leaves in the background weresilhouettedwith flash.

Torgny Jun 19, 2007 3:10 PM



wk7leung


These are by far the most beatiful flower pictures I personally ever have seen. Linné would have loved them

You must be very proud of your achievement

I don´t want to disturb the experience by analyzing or using the ordinary vocabulary.

Thanks for posting. If you have the time, can you tell the story from the beginning? In short I mean.


Torgny





jeephotog Jun 19, 2007 8:33 PM

Fantastic lighting...............wow.

Mandy

wk7leung Jun 19, 2007 9:18 PM

Thanks for viewing and giving comments, Jeephotog and Torgny.

The lotus pond belongs to a buddhist temple. Every summer, people flock there to shoot the lotus flowers, and some eventake the opportunity to havevegetarian food there. So, in one sense,the lotus flowershelp promote the vegetarian restaurant business there, and in another, they turn the temple into a tourist spot. Killing one bird with two stones.

The time I got to thepond,one side of it was partiallylit and the light forShot 2was from behind the flower with the leaves behind it in the shadow.

I shot with the centre-spot A-mode and the centre spot fell on meeting point of the stalk and the petals. I used the AE lock tolock the measurement, then did the framing and shoot.


penolta Jun 20, 2007 3:13 PM

wk7leung wrote:
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In a backlit environment

1 taken with Tamron 180mm macro and 2 with thef5.6 Nikkor 400mm at f11.
For 2, would be better if the leaves in the background weresilhouettedwith flash.
I like #2 the way it is ... stunning.

Torgny Jun 20, 2007 3:22 PM


Agree with Penolta. Leave it the way it is. At least do not write over the original file

/T



flippedgazelle Jun 20, 2007 11:37 PM

Both photos are beautiful. #2 is so delicately ideal I feel wistful.

wk7leung Jun 21, 2007 1:20 AM

It is adifficult to capture the fleeting motion oflight. A challenge butalso a source of joy.


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