Orchid @ home

Discussion in 'Nature' started by f6cvalkyrie, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi,

    I'm just new here, I have introduced myself here :

    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=890

    Let me show you some recent pics I shot with the G1 and a Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8

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    I hope you like them !

    C U
    Rafael​
     
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  2. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    I like them :smile:, the third one especially because of the positioning.

    Nice work Rafael.
     
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  3. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    nice set....
     
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  4. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Beautiful work Rafael, thanks for sharing :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Our orchid is opening more now !
    Still G1 with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8

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    C U,
    Rafael
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    What a great idea to photograph these beautiful flowers as they open! Lovely soft quality to their intense colors. Orchids are such an unusual mix of strength and beauty.

    I wonder if you've ever tried one of these images with a white background?
     
  7. Roni G

    Roni G Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    26
    Jan 5, 2010
    Israel
    All are beautiful but my favorite is the first one. It reminds me of delicate Japanese drawings. It also has a different color balance than the other photos
     
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  8. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Your wish is my command, Sir :wink:

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    Changing the background colour is very easy in my setup. The background is a 50' flatscreen :biggrin::biggrin:

    So here it is on black also :

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    Next update will have to wait till tomorrow morning, it's late afternoon here, and almost no daylight left ...

    C U
    Rafael​
     
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  9. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Today, I shot my orchid with the Micro-Nikkor 200/4.0 in front of a window.

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    C U,
    Rafael
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    I really like those two "in front of the window" photos. The soft focus really works well. The first is my favorite of all because it allows the delicate yet strong design of the flower show itself. It has a light and beautiful quality.:thumbup:

    I have to ask - are the earlier photos of a different color orchid?
     
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  11. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    great thread and pics
     
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  12. chalkdust

    chalkdust Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Dec 29, 2009
    McKinney, Texas
    very motivating. must be flower around here somewhere....
     
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  13. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    No, these are all the same flowers, but at different stages of ripeness, they change their colour a little.
    And also, lighting and PP make them look different.
    I don't search for identic reproduction of colour, just want to achieve something that pleases the eye !

    C U
    Rafael