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Myosotis petite-fleur

Myosotis petite-fleur
Photo Information
Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon F3, Olympus 80mm f/4.0 bellows lens
Exposure: f/8, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-11 16:47
Viewed: 7220
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Myosotis petite-fleur (small flower)

My neighbor was about to throw away this little flower when I saw it. I took it before it went to the garbage and brought it inside to take its picture. I used the North light coming trough a window as a main light, and used a silver reflector on the other side to fill the shadows. I mounted an Olympus Bellows and an Olympus Bellows lens on my Nikon as I often do. Even thought there is no wind inside, there was enough vibration on the floor to shake the flower, so I had to stand still until the flower was stable.

Technical data:

Camera : Nikon F3
Accessory-1 : Olympus Auto Bellows with homemade adapter for Nikon camera.
Lens : Olympus 80mm f :4.0 Auto Bellows lens
F/stop : Not recorded (around f/8)
Shutter speed : Not recorded (around 2 sec.)
Magnification on film: about life size
Tripod: Manfroto
Filter: None
Flash : None
Accessory-2 : double cable release
Tripod : None
Film : Fujicolor Superia 200
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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  • clic (0)
  • [2005-10-11 19:31]

Bonjour Alain
Cette image témoigne de votre savoir-faire, tel que décrit dans la note.
L'arrière-plan et la qualité du scan: impeccable.
Robert Deschênes

Well I'm glad you saved it from the dump! Unusual texture and beautiful colors. Great DOF too.


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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-12 1:49]

Beautiful colors and nicely composed. I love it.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-13 10:19]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: très bonne.
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: excellent. J'ai hâte de les revoir l'an prochain.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: trè bonne.
Merci Alain.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-21 15:02]

Hi Alain, I love these Forget-me-nots / Myosotis.
It is a beautiful composition with superb colours and nice and sharp. The DOF is perfect, and the BG makes your flowers stand out so well.
I posted some last week too, but I think yours look better than mine. They are such beautiful little flowers aren't they?
Well done.

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-25 10:21]

Une autre fleur très jolie. C'est clair et nette. Les fleurs se détachent bien du fond qui est tout flou. J'aimerais bien apprendre à faire des images semblables. Bravo

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