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Monday, May 19, 2008

Wildflower Dancers

13 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Whoa, fantastic macro, it's as if someone shrunk me and placed me inside. The water droplets are amazing... you are very talented. Great job!

K.C. said...

What a gift you have. This is absolutely beautiful. I agree with michele. How great it would be to shrink inside of this flower! KC

Horsoon said...

Amazing shot. I could actually see the dancer!

Carver said...

Hi Michele, K.C., and Horsoon, Thanks for your kind comments.

Mar said...

Truly amazing! and oh, so beautiful!

Mar said...

Carver, I would love to know what kind of camera you are using for your wonderful shots.

Carver said...

Thanks Mar, My camera is a Canon PowerShot A610. The reason I selected that one since I couldn't afford a professional camera was it is one of the few affordable digital cameras which gives you the option of adding lenses later. I can get a converter and then add a more powerful zoom and a wide angle lens. It is particularly good for macro shots which I knew I liked to do. Take care, Carver

AscenderRisesAbove said...

applause; that is a much closer macro then I have ever been able to get with my shaky hands. Do you use a tripod?

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Dee said...

The two different colored pistols almost look like starfish, too, with long, skinny arms. So, it could be Starfish Dancers! : ) Wonderful shot, Carver.

Carver said...

Thanks so much for your comments. To answer a questions, I don't use a tripod but I get very close. I can only get the good macros when I have the camera right up to what I'm photographing. I usually set it at macro and fine (settings on my camera), I don't use any zoom which is how I can get so close without distortion. I'm not able to get the detail when I use zoom because that doesn't work as well with the macro and fine setting and when I'm that close if I use zoom to get even closer it distorts. Sometimes I practically touch what I'm photographing for the detail or I get a bigger part and crop out more. I'm also shooting it very large so if I crop out to blow up it keeps the quality.

SabineM said...

beautiful!

Lifecruiser said...

Gorgeous close up, especially with the water drops. Well done!

Carver said...

Thanks again for your thoughtful comments.

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