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Old Sep 21, 2008, 8:32 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I haven't been very active lately, but this morning when I noticed the water droplets on my roses I HAD to go out and try my luck. Here are some of the better images, as usual there was a lot of trial-and-error on these for me. Basic postprocessing like histogram works and resizing, no cropping. Enjoy!

#1 - first succesful shot of the series, so I'll use it as a start for the posting, too I like the composition here as well as the contrast of sharp and blurry areas.



#2 - many many droplets... where to aim at? I went for the small ones... way too often Ihunt for the fat ones...



#3 - front view



#4 - and from the side, this time some bigger ones



#5 - one of my favourites, I especially like how that round leaf guides the view and "separates" the picture. Also the leaf structure vs. the reflections in the droplets is nice.



#6 - hard lighting, but also a nice contrast between the "DOF" area on the left and the right side with the row of droplets almost guarding the right image border



#7 - wonderful colors - imho at least - and for me this picture gives a good feeling for the fragile leafs, too.



#8 - another angle and thus completely different colors and feeling, I am always fascinated at such things



#9 - ok, after so many pictures with lots of red, here something to relax for your eyes:



#10 - may I introduce two of my main actors to you?





Ok, that's it, I hope you like it. Those pictures where fun to take and the "macro view" at my roses was also an interesting experience.

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The red is a little over whelming. Good photos all though. For me the one of the leaf is better.

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Old Sep 22, 2008, 2:11 AM   #3
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Hi Dawg,
thanks for the comments! As for the red... guess why I did some photos of the leafs after I explored the blossoms! The roses are really deep red and with some sunlight all I saw was red, red, red... - but it's the different shades of red and the fragile blossom-leafs that are interesting to me.

In general the roses that aren't 100% red (i.e. with some blueish/pinkish cast or whatever, like in #7, are "easier" to look at). I also have a hard time to WB / color correct my photos since I have to work with a TFT monitor :sad: so that might be part of the problem.

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Nice macro shots Th, certainly a different take on flower photography. I like them.

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Hi there,

I haven't been very active lately, but this morning when I noticed the water droplets on my roses I HAD to go out and try my luck. Here are some of the better images, as usual there was a lot of trial-and-error on these for me. Basic postprocessing like histogram works and resizing, no cropping. Enjoy!

#1 - first succesful shot of the series, so I'll use it as a start for the posting, too I like the composition here as well as the contrast of sharp and blurry areas.



#2 - many many droplets... where to aim at? I went for the small ones... way too often Ihunt for the fat ones...



#3 - front view



#4 - and from the side, this time some bigger ones



#5 - one of my favourites, I especially like how that round leaf guides the view and "separates" the picture. Also the leaf structure vs. the reflections in the droplets is nice.



#6 - hard lighting, but also a nice contrast between the "DOF" area on the left and the right side with the row of droplets almost guarding the right image border



#7 - wonderful colors - imho at least - and for me this picture gives a good feeling for the fragile leafs, too.



#8 - another angle and thus completely different colors and feeling, I am always fascinated at such things



#9 - ok, after so many pictures with lots of red, here something to relax for your eyes:



#10 - may I introduce two of my main actors to you?





Ok, that's it, I hope you like it. Those pictures where fun to take and the "macro view" at my roses was also an interesting experience.

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Thank you, Nonentity1 and Torgny - these days for some reason I stay away from the usual "1-blossom-plus-stem" picture, can't find the right angle/approach to it /shrug. Maybe it's the light or whetever

So these water droplets caused me to think more about a (semi-)macro view on flowers/plants. Will see how it goes - Autumn is here already so there will be chances to see some nice colors I'd say.

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