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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · My first crack at photographing tulips


I'm mostly into landscape photography, but yesterday evening I decide to try my hand at photographing some nearby tulips before they wilt away.

Using a Canon 7D camera + Canon 70-200 f/4L lens + Canon 550 EX flash:







I was not using a tripod, so this could have turned out sharper.







I used spot metering here, and the image came out quite dark, but I've darkened it a bit more in PP to remove the stem. I might have darkened it too much, however.




May 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · My first crack at photographing tulips


Gorgeous BG on #1 and very pleasing pinks Nicely done I'd say. Only thought is to keep in mind a very slightly higher angle to perhaps pick up the rear petals and offer a peak inside. Nothing wrong with this shot, just keep looking for minor adustments in view angles to add more textures or depth or interest from the flower

Neat light, I'm not always a fan of a 'floating' flower (not showing stem) but this has interest. My eyes do wander looking for the focal point and yes tripod is helpful nailing the fine details. Here would be another oportunity to peak between the petals into the flower.

Keep at it, you certainly have a great start!
Karl



May 03, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · My first crack at photographing tulips


Lovely shots.

Birdie



May 03, 2012 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · My first crack at photographing tulips


Karl Witt wrote:
Only thought is to keep in mind a very slightly higher angle to perhaps pick up the rear petals and offer a peak inside.


Good point. I'll try again this evening. I was poking the camera through a gap in a fence so I hope adjusting the angle slightly is possible.



May 03, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · My first crack at photographing tulips


2 is the stronger image for me. I agree with Karl about the floating flower. My suggestion would be to lighten the bg just enough to give a good hint of the stem ~ Ron


May 03, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · My first crack at photographing tulips


love the colors and details in these shots, number 1 is my fave


May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · My first crack at photographing tulips


A couple of good images. I like the first best. The second I find a touch too dark in the stem area. Dark is OK but would like to see just enough detail to know it is there (my laptop monitor may be hiding some detail though).


May 04, 2012 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · My first crack at photographing tulips


The first is nice and I think you could make it even nicer if you got the flash off the camera or tilted it up at 45 degrees and used a diffuser.

Morris



May 04, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · My first crack at photographing tulips


i like the BG in #1 .. it's my favorite


May 04, 2012 at 09:48 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · My first crack at photographing tulips


I like the second, well done


May 04, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · My first crack at photographing tulips


Both of these are nice.

Y



May 04, 2012 at 01:06 PM





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