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Old Mar 10, 2011, 8:13 PM   #1
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These tiny flowers (about 1/2 inch across) were quietly growing under a large tree. They were so unassuming yet elegant, it kind of took my breath away. Since then, I found out that they are called White Tradescantia. I wish I knew how to capture the whiteness better...


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They certainly are delicate little beauties Saly. Nature is amazing.
I have the same problem with blow-outs when photographing white subjects, especially if they are shiney. I'm sure someone will come to the rescue with some suggestions.
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Hi Saly!

Those flowers are beautifull!

Did you tried to take some fotos with flash?

It did work for me some times.

The photo I have in this post http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...22-flower.html was taken with flash on. It's a little bit over-exposed, i think, but without the flash the colors did not look like that
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Lovely! Wish I had a macro lens
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 11:04 PM   #5
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Thanks you three!

RP - I'm afraid if I had used flash, it would have completely blown out the details. What I probably should have done was to underexpose with EV compensation. But then, I'm afraid the white part will turn gray.......
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Saly, I am really no expert, but with the shallow DOF your lens has on this shot it is hard to get the detail of the leaves when focused on the pestals or staymen (or what ever those things are called). I think the first shot is quite well taken and it has a beautiful overall apearence on my screen as it is. Frank
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Hey Frank, I'm not so concerned about the lack of details in the leaves, matter of fact I want that to bring attention to the flowers. My difficulty is seeing enough detail in the white flower. If I want bright white colors, then the details get lost (blown out highlights). If I darken too much, then the white turn gray. I'm not very good at exposure....
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You did a great job, Saly-

Under the lighting conditions that you faced. Well done!

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Excellent shots Saly - they almost look like spiderworts.
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Saly,

really nice shots and beautiful and also interesting flowers.
Are these flowers indigenous where you are living?
Did you used the LC55?

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