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    Default Snake's head fritillary

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    Taken on my mini meadow in the back garden, hand held, my attempt at a little creativity. Essentially all I did was expose for the brightest highlights.
    15 image stack in Zerene

    Olympus : E-M1X
    Olympus M.60mm F2.8 Macro
    Focal Length (35 mm conversion) : 120.0mm
    Metering mode : Pattern
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO Sensitivity : 64
    Exposure compensation : -2.3 EV
    Shutter : 1/320 sec
    F.No. : F4.0
    Flash : OFF

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    Pretty neat how the flower looks like it is glowing. The image is quite dark. We have these over here i have only ever heard people call them chess flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mack View Post
    Pretty neat how the flower looks like it is glowing. The image is quite dark. We have these over here i have only ever heard people call them chess flowers.
    Thanks John, I think most people think it's ok or alternatively is rubbish - just depends on you viewpoint. Interesting you call them chess flowers, I have never heard that either.

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    Jon:

    I tend to like subdued images, as demonstrated by some of my loon images. For my personal taste, this one is perhaps just a bit too subdued? If the flower was perhaps 10% brighter, so it drew the eye more than the brighter leaves, that might work nicely.
    This is really very much in the realm of personal taste, and I applaud pushing the boundaries .

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    I like it! Also, I immediately thought that a spotlight effect might be interesting on the flower.

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