Images of undisturbed subjects in their natural environment. All subject types.
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.
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
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.The vignetting - has that been added in post production or is it characteristic of wide angle macro?