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Old Feb 20, 2011, 4:09 PM   #1
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This photo made with 50mm f1.7 minolta and 1.4x teleconverter. Natural light from window. ISO 200. Post processed in Picassa.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 5:19 PM   #2
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This photo was made at f9, 1/2 sec.,ISO 100, and using tripod.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 6:58 PM   #3
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I read that you shouldn't use dark backgrounds for close-ups... but these work well
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 9:45 AM   #4
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I have printed the image for framing as an 8x8. I am open to ideas for a good color for the mat.
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 4:31 PM   #5
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Seeing the black works well for the background, how about a black mat?

I guess it depends on the frame material as well, a clear perspex one with a glossy black mat will emphasise the whiteness of the orchids.
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 12:09 AM   #6
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Absolutely stunning against the black background like that, love it.
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 12:12 AM   #7
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black can be used for the background no probs. I read recently that the best thing for a black background is black velvet - but good quality to get a solid black background.
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Seeing the black works well for the background, how about a black mat?

I guess it depends on the frame material as well, a clear perspex one with a glossy black mat will emphasise the whiteness of the orchids.
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I like #1 best.
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