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Hypnotizing nature

Hypnotizing nature
Photo Information
Copyright: Eric Laroche (eriklaroche) (101)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-10
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma EX 50mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 12:43
Viewed: 4120
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This strange plant was on the way of the sleeping volcano "La soufrière".
I followed these steps to obtain good DOF and exposure :
0) I choose a point of view with dark background to contrast with plant
1) I put my camera in "aperture priority"
2) I used 800 iso sensibility because of low light
3) I choose f/13 to have the max DOF but not too much diffraction blur
4) With this dark background and backlighting I have to measure precisely the light : I put my camera in "spot measure" ( [o] symbol )
5) I made the light measure : I put the spiral on center of the finder (much closer than the photo) and I memorized the the speed found by the camera : 1/80s
6) This speed was just enough fast to avoid too blurry picture.
7) I choose a best composition (than simply put the spiral at the center of picture !)
8) I waited that the wind stop few seconds
9) I took the shot.

I hope this "tips" could help someone !


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To claudine: Mercieriklaroche 1 12-14 13:42
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Hi Eric,
Truly an amazing plant. I believe this to be some kind of fern.
Good and interesting technical note.
Very nice composition and good details.
TFS - Shir

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-14 13:15]

Hi Eric,
The best title for this charming geommetry! Well seen and captured.
TFS, José M.

Salut Éric,
J'aime bien cette prise de vue et composition. Le ISO 800 ne paraît vraiment pas. Très bons détails et DOF. Bien vu et réalisé. Merci,

Lovely detail and clarity, well done to capture this so well.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-12-14 15:50]

Bonjour Eric,
Beautiful photograph in it's simplicity and very good realisation. Well seen and excelent details.

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  • gothy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 2] (254)
  • [2006-12-14 18:01]

Hi Eric
beautifull close up
good details and colors

Hi Eric

Perfect low POV. Love the composition. Nice colours with good clarity and sharpness. Nice work. TFS.

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