Wind Flowers & Bloodroot

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Ken Ramos
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Wind Flowers & Bloodroot

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Rue Anemone, sometimes called "Wind Flowers." Could be that the latter nomenclature comes from the fact that they temble at the slightest of air currents. Quite common in early spring, they tend to be found in the shade or partial shade of deciduous forests.

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Bloodroot, so called because if the stem or roots are broken they exude a reddish sap. Early spring bloomers, seem to prefer partial shade but can be found in areas of limited full sun. They seem to prefer areas along sloped ground where there is good drainage. :)

Wind Flowers, Canon EOS 7D w/Sigma f/2.8 150mm APO EX DG Macro, 1/125 sec. @ f/14 ISO 100 Canon 430EXII Speedlite, Post Proc: PSE 4

Bloodroot, Canon EOS 20D w/Sigma f/1.8 24mm Wide Angle Macro, 1/200 sec. @ f/16 ISO 100 Canon 430EXII Speedlite, Post Proc: PSE 4

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Very nice pictures, I like specially the second one whith its artistic light
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Thanks Pau :D Would love to be in Spain this time of the year, Palma Nova of course. :D

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Ken,

The lighting and texture of the second image using the wide angle macro is beautiful.

The vignetting - has that been added in post production or is it characteristic of wide angle macro?

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Craig asked:
The vignetting - has that been added in post production or is it characteristic of wide angle macro?
That was done in post production with PSE 4 "Lighting Effects" filter. The Sigma 24mm macro is a great lens for almost any subject other than portrait work of course or timid and shy creatures, where stealth becomes a big issue.

Thanks Craig :D

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That second shot is a stunner Ken! :)

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lauriek wrote:That second shot is a stunner Ken! :)
I agree with Laurie. Wow.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Well no money lost on that lens! :lol: On top of that it was on my old trusty EOS 20D and not my new 7D too. :-k Bloodroots are among some of my most favored of early spring flowers.

Thanks Laurie and Aynia :D

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