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denise ippolito
08-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Canon 5D
180 mm Macro lens
ISO 200
1/125 sec. at f/ 29
Manual mode w/ flash

Yes f/29!!! and a Flash!!!!!
I went to Longwood Gardens w/ Roman Kurywczak and Dave Mills. I was given some really great instruction on using a flash and I have to say I was very impressed with the results. I also stepped out of my comfort zone and used an f/29!! Thanks guys!!

I found the back and side views most interesting w/ the soft shades of green and yellow

Joe Senzatimore
08-17-2009, 05:34 PM
Very dramatic with wonderful details. A little tight in the frame , but just my taste. Love lotus and like this alot.

Steve Maxson
08-17-2009, 07:16 PM
Love the detail and the subtle mix of colors, Denise. Very dramatic with the black background. Maybe a bit more room on the left for the pod to "face" into? - a plant we don't have in northern MN.

Nick Palmieri
08-17-2009, 07:58 PM
Be careful hanging around with those guys! Great image, I am loving that black BG.

denise ippolito
08-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Be careful hanging around with those guys! Great image, I am loving that black BG.

They were so MUCH FUN!! I had a great learning experience along w/ a few laughs. BTW I saw the blue water lily you photographed there-Stunning!!

Ákos Lumnitzer
08-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Incredible image, looks like it was shot in a studio. Congrats Denise. Did you HH?

denise ippolito
08-17-2009, 08:45 PM
Incredible image, looks like it was shot in a studio. Congrats Denise. Did you HH?

Akos, Thankyou. No I was on a tripod.:) It was shot outside.

Roman Kurywczak
08-17-2009, 09:12 PM
Hey Denise,
What is this world coming to??? Welcome to the other end of the f-stops:eek:! I'm glad to see you liked f29....my f4's were deletes:p! Even I may add a bit of canvas left (rare, I know!)...only because it leans in that direction....everything else is right on! Must have been those lovable teachers:D!

Dave Mills
08-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Denise, F29,good lighting and interesting subject! What more could one ask for? Yeah, I'll go along with Roman on a bit more room on the left but otherwise, well done!

Dave Leroy
08-17-2009, 10:13 PM
Good for you Denise. Very nicely done. Dave

Kyle Marie Barcelos
08-18-2009, 09:21 AM
Nice, i have no clue what that is, but it's cool, love the angle also great job:)

denise ippolito
08-18-2009, 09:33 AM
Thankyou everyone for your comments and a special thankyou to Roman and Dave for their great tutoring!!
I agree w/ adding canvas- Thanks again!!

Michael Zajac
08-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Denise, Very nice sharpness and composition.

Julie Kenward
08-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Denise, I'm so jealous! You got to hang with some fun people, I'm sure! Love the lotus pod but agree a bit more room on the left would help. When I first opened the image I instantly thought of an alien with a bunch of red eyes. Maybe this will make it to the OOTB forum with a little help??? :D;):D

denise ippolito
08-18-2009, 08:20 PM
Jules, We would have all had more fun if you were there!!Maybe someday!!

Charles Wesley
08-25-2009, 05:44 PM

I guess I need to move to N.J. Can't seem to find a botanical gardens around here. Love the total stop down approach to photography. You're getting way to good at this.

Thanks for sharing....
Charlie Wesley
St. Augustine Beach, FL

denise ippolito
08-25-2009, 05:48 PM
Thanks Charles! I appreciate it.I was so use to shooting shallow that this is a whole new world and challenge!!