A Hidden Beauty


Photo Information
Still trying out my GX-10. Found this in a dark corner in front of a wall. Used only natural light as the flash would have sown all the dirty wall and dead plants behind it and I just wanted the flower so I played around with the brightness, contrast and saturation a bit and cropped about half of the surround away.
25/10/2010 - 09:14SmutjeUK
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/100
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length200mm
Views/Likes44/0
TagsFlower

Ravi

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 12:34
Hello Bernhard, This is a brilliant picture!
Everything's in focus beautifully.
If you can "shed some light" on how you managed to isolate just the flower, please do...did you use a black card behind the flower/...
I'd love to have some advice!
Thanks
Ravi.
Pentax K10D, 18-55+ Digital King 0.7x, 50mm, 16-50mm DA*

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 13:33
Honestly I did not use any tricks. It was by pure luck that I spotted this one in the under grows of the County Park and the Sun just came through on the flower, nowhere else.
If you click on the EXIF value tag you can see the settings. Nothing special here either.
All I did was in post production to enhanced the brightness, contrast and saturation and cropped away the surrounding area of dead branches, leaves etc.
Exposure was set to full program with centre metering.
I just was lucky, as without the sun shining through the surrounding bushes and dead or dying plants and a brick wall set right behind it I would not even have spotted that beauty.
Got a few more from that day, all of them still in full beauty but on the brink of dying as everything in October and will place some them here one a day.
I just was lucky, kept my eyes open to the surrounding area I was walking through and took my time in walking and looking and I got this lucky shot.
Many thanks for your kind comments.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 16:15
Does anyone knows what kind of flower this actually is?
Sorry, I just liked how it was sitting there on its own and the Sun shining on to it and have actually no clue of the species.
Any help here?
Kind regards
SmutjeUK
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 19:28
I like. Giulio 57
PPG

arjudy

Link Posted 26/10/2010 - 02:40
Very nice photo. I like the way you edited it. My guess is some sort of lily.
"Fast is fine but accuracy is everything." - Wyatt Earp

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 26/10/2010 - 06:55
A Lily at the end of October. Well I never.... Many thanks for that. Busy this morning but will post a new one this afternoon.
Its nice to see that you like the picture. Seems I slowly get to grips with the 'new' Digital SLR at least.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.
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