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bill henderson
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Post by bill henderson »

These remnants were on my desk from previous shoots so I took time today to check them out. All were shot with D200 Nikon,105 AIS Micro Nikkor, hand held, with built in flash. Let me know if you like these, or are they just old dead flowers.


Mike B in OKlahoma
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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Bill, Hi from just up I-35 in Oklahoma City!

These wouldn't be my favorite subjects. I think I might like them better if they didn't have the black background from all-flash lighting. If you have some sort of suitable natural background you could illuminate with a second flash or by getting close, that might help. Or colored felt might be good.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Well I am not too keen on dead vegetation but I can see where you are coming from with these. I too have taken images of flowers and leaves in the process of decay and they do make for some nice colors and designs, such as is represented in the second image. The dark background does seem to be lacking in some aspects but does show off the wilted flowers nicely. Now that I think about it, shots like these in the wild with a natural background, no flash, and shot in black and white sometimes appeal to me more. Other than that though, they are some nice shots. :D

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Post by beetleman »

I like the second one also...lots of great flowing forms and it still has some bright contrasting splashes of bright colors.
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