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Magenta Zinnia
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Published: August 27, 2014
A 'portrait' of one of my assorted summer flowers this year. I think it's a Zinnia elegans but can't be too sure since they come in many different shapes and colours. See also: 

Crimson Zinnia by KeldBach   Yellow Zinnia by KeldBach   Creamy Zinnia by KeldBach


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Image size
1600x1100px 1.01 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 27, 2014, 6:55:52 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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hagendesigns|Hobbyist Photographer
Good God.  I have similar photos but your are so much better I want to cry! For real.  Granted, your probably not shooting with your cell phone like I am.  What kind of camera/lens are you using?  What software do you use for editing?  I bought a Canon only to find out its all about the lens and the one I want is a macro at $2,700!  I'm sticking with the challenge of shooting the best photos I can with my phone, until that kind of change rolls around.
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Thanks very much for your kind words. And yes, you'll need a macro lens for this kind of shot. I used Nikon's 105mm + extension tube for this one. After shooting, I used Photomatix for focus stacking and Photoshop for the final editing.

Just keep shooting - you get excellent results with your cell phone :D
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hagendesigns|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the information, and encouragement!
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FlowerFreak|Hobbyist Photographer
I like the way the light makes the pink "glow"....it looks like evening sun. (or morning?) I wish I could find zinnias this nice.   ^^;
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Yes, it was taken in the warm evening sun. Glad you like it :)
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ISS51|Hobbyist General Artist
Great close-up, wonderful colors, so much natural beauty, takes real talent!
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Thanks very much :)
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ISS51|Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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BillyNikoll|Hobbyist General Artist
wow!...
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barcon53's avatar
Lovely light on this one, vivid colors too!
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Thanks, Barbara, I'm glad you like it :)
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You're welcome. :)
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CecilyAndreuArtwork|Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful series of flowers, Keld!  
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Thanks very much, Cecily :)
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Thank you :)
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