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Night Blooming Cereus

Posted By: Diane

Night Blooming Cereus - 07/31/12 01:02 AM

A tough flower to get, as it was under the canopy of a Japanese Maple and I couldn't move it. Required placing the camera on the tripod and holding the flash slightly below the camera.

Sigma 150mm macro, f/11, 1/25s, ISO 200, -0.67 EV, tripod, flash
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: Night Blooming Cereus - 07/31/12 08:30 PM

Hi Diane,

This is really lovely. The black background is natural than and not a drop?

Posted By: Diane

Re: Night Blooming Cereus - 08/02/12 09:56 PM

Yup, natural background. There was a shed behind the flower, which was under the maple tree. By holding the flash low and a bit off to the side, I illuminated only the flower. The light never reached behind, and therefore the result is a black background. In the larger res version, you can see details of the maple tree, but at this small res image, all you see is black.
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