Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Photo Information
Christmas Cactus coming to Full Bloom at the right time of the year
Shot taken with K70, an old Sigma 35-70 Lens with a 4x Hoya Magnifying Filter
21/12/2017 - 20:31Cdn_Sailor
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed16767/40000
Aperturef/450
LensN/A
ISOArray
Focal Length60mm
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 21/12/2017 - 23:57
Would this be better if the white was not competing with the white background? e.g. turn the pot round a bit?
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derek897

Link Posted 23/12/2017 - 18:38
davidwozhere wrote:
Would this be better if the white was not competing with the white background? e.g. turn the pot round a bit?

I've a feeling it's already been rotated 90 degrees cc,
I quite like the white to white look on this. (But I do know what you mean)
Nice shot.
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Cdn_Sailor

Link Posted 24/12/2017 - 23:49
Thanks for the comments
Where the flower was hanging over the side of the pot I was trying to take advantage of the natural afternoon light coming through the window to illuminate the flower without washing detail in the flower using a flash.
I guess I could have tried bracket shooting & PP in HDR or use the camera's internal HDR processing program

Unfortunately the blossom doesn't last very long so I'll have to wait and hope for another blossom to try improving the shot with HDR
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Gear: Cameras - K70, K100D, MZ60, K1000. Lenses - Pentax DA 16-45 f:4, DA 18-55 f:3.5-5.6, DA 18-135 f:3.5-5.6WR, DA 50-200 f:3.5-5.6 WR, FA 28-90 f:35-5.6, FAJ 75-300 f:4.5-5.8, DA 50 f:1.8, A-50 1:2, M-50 1:2. Sigma 10-20 f:4-5.6 EXDC, 35-70 f:3.5-4.5, 50-500 f:4-6.3 EX. LensBaby Composer Pro Sweet 35 f:2.5, Accessories AF-360FGZ, AF-360FGZII, O-GPS1, Ketnor Digital Super Wide 0.42X AF Lens
Last Edited by Cdn_Sailor on 24/12/2017 - 23:54
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