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Copyright: Francois DORMOY (dormoy) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 2 N: 41] (218)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1987
Camera: Nikon F3, 55 2,8 macro nikkor
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-21 19:04
Viewed: 5094
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken with my heavy macro equipment I brough with me when walking through the forest near Annecy (France). I used my Nikon F3 with the 55 mm macro lens on which I put the macro ring flash. But on my left hand I was holding another flash, more powerful than the macro ring flash, but with a wide white diffuser attached to it. That flash was connected to the camera with an extension cord keeping the TTL function fully operational. It was placed right above the flower (about 10 cm of distance.
The 2 flashes combined enabled me to close the aperture to f32 and leave the background so underexposed that it became black, despite the fact that I took that picture in daylight in the afternoon.

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Très belle photo. Les détails techniques sont très intéressants sur l'utilisation du double flash. I would have cloned out the purple petals on the lower right frame.

Beautiful colours.
I think it was worth all your efforts to take this photo. The black BG is very good, thanks to that the subject is well exposed and you get here nice contrast.
I like it very much.
Thanks for posting.

Nice composition although I find the petals down the right side distracting. The colours are fantastic on the black background. Your note is very helpful. Have posted a workshop

Nice macro!
The sharpness and dof is good, the details are excellent. The colors are a little cold.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-01-22 4:55]

Beautiful photo.
Good composition (except lower right) and contrast between black and purple.
Nice shot.

Very nice photo Francois.
I like the contrasts in this picture.
Good colours, POV, and details.
The petals to the right are little disturbing, but it's still a nice photo.
Well done.

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