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.....Like Red Satin
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Published: August 4, 2007
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.....Like Red Satin

Please take a look at the full view, the details are all in it and the thumbnail is just to small to really see it as how I intended

Lately I have been studying the work of Michael Brown, whose site "Macro Art In Nature" is not just inspiring, it is amazing. IMO, he is one of the very best photogs around, His work is just so utterly surreal and abstract. So it with this in my mind, and how he shoots, when I ventured to City Floral the other day with my Mom....I figured I would try some different kinda compositions. I don't have the setup by a long shot that he does, but never hurts to try. I have always loved shooting at nurseries, the lighting conditions are often ideal, and it's always nice to have people come up to you asking about your work. Usually the people that work there are more than obliged to photographers. Now there is a tip on a rainy day, hit one up!

Anyways, I liked how this one came out and it's been awhile since I did any macro work. Let alone posted one here. I rarely ever do square compositions and I don't know why...I always have liked them. Anyways.....

Minolta 5D
Minolta 18-70 DT Lens w/ stacked +2 & +4 Macro Diopter Filters
Processed from RAW


Thoughts welcomed and print to come
Image size
840x840px 252.55 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
KONICA MINOLTA
Model
MAXXUM 5D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Aug 2, 2007, 9:42:26 AM
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Mikau-010's avatar
Mikau-010|Professional General Artist
I found one of these on a walk last winter and got a shot of it, but couldn't figure out what it was called, do you know the name of the flower?
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
I honestly don't, I want to say it is a Lily of some kind
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Mikau-010's avatar
Mikau-010|Professional General Artist
Im fairly sure its not, but im not a botanist or even a botany hobbyist.
regardless its a good shot!
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AlZubair's avatar
People always wonder if extraterrestrial life really does exist and how it would look but would we even notice an alien if it's standing in front of us? I mean there are so many beautiful and "weird"-looking plants and animal on this planet, it's just amazing.

Very nice and abstract shot, I'd believe it if you told me that this was taken on Mars, even though it's just some flower's pistil. :)
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bhobie123's avatar
bhobie123|Hobbyist Artist
thats amazing macro
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three-red-balloons's avatar
I absolutely adore your work.
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
well that is awesome to hear thanks!
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three-red-balloons's avatar
No problem :)

Check out my gallery if you get a chance :blushes:
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pocketfulofroses's avatar
I like the fluffiness of the stamens :)
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SeaMist's avatar
:wave: Hey there...This deviation has been featured in my big "Macro" journal feature here:[link]
:heart: :butterfly:
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
:D Thank you!
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Evil-e33's avatar
Evil-e33|Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic use of shallow DoF :clap: the colors are pleasing and the composition is superb, instant fav :clao:
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
:D Well thanks! Glad you like it! I love my Diopters for macro work!
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Evil-e33's avatar
Evil-e33|Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
I have never used Diopters, I have so far only used Kenko Extension tubes. Do you recommend using Diopters?
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
Ya I do, I love mine, they work really well! Just make sure you get a good brand name set, like Hoya, Kenko, etc
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starrysurrealism's avatar
Beautiful detail, framing, and color!:)
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
:D Thanks!
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stormytz's avatar
stormytz|Hobbyist Photographer
very nice photo. i'm inluv
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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oro-elui|Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic.
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
well I certainly appreciate that, ty!
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oro-elui|Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Jamarns's avatar
I really love the colours and depth of field in this
Awesome photo =)
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kkart's avatar
kkart|Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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