Striped Marigold


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A focus stack of 5 images in a, not fully successful, attempt to make the whole flower head leap out from a very soft background.

All images shot using a Pentax K-5 with the Samsung equivalent of the DFA100 Macro.

1/400sec, F4 & ISO800, tripod mounted with the flower stem anchored to a cane to prevent it moving around in today's very light breeze.

The focus stack was processed using CombineZP.

Glyn
26/09/2011 - 22:36GlynM
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/400
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length100mm
Views/Likes49/0

RAB

Link Posted 26/09/2011 - 22:39
Regardless of the same colours in the background, this is still a striking image.
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szgabor

Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 06:41
I like its colours and the composition.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 07:16
Good tecnique.
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jeff0000

Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 08:02
very good shoot
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senn

Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 09:59
stunning DOF .. and color rendering ..
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AndrewA

Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 20:42
I love the colours and do like the replication of them in the background.
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sandinista

Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 21:35
I think you have made it leap out very successfully, striking colours and lovely background
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Link Posted 27/09/2011 - 21:46
Many thanks everyone for all your comments.

I was captured by the quality of these flowers which have really only come into their own this late in the season.

I had four attempts at focus stacking but this is the only one that worked and even them I had to resort to PSE to remove a slight echo at the back edges of the subject. I think all the others were spoilt by a slight movement of the the subject between shots, probably caused by the slight breeze defeating my attempts to anchor the subject.

I wanted to get the yellow hints of more flowers in the soft background as I think it gives a feeling of context although I could have, perhaps, composed the shot a little better to have kept them separated from the foreground subject.

Glyn
Last Edited by GlynM on 27/09/2011 - 21:50
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