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Mimosa and a 'Painted' Background

Mimosa and a 'Painted' Background
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-27
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA f4 16-45mm ED-AL
Exposure: f/16, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-28 22:46
Viewed: 2207
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of a mimosa pudica aka Touch-Me-Not flower. I had tried to exploit a natural side/backlighting (bounced to fill light onto the flower using my t-shirt) to give the flower an extra crispness.

Instead of composing the subject against a plain neither colored nor dark muted background, I’d tried to give my subject a painting impression background that has a daub knife painting technique effect – something I had accidentally captured in this shot. Not really the same, since the later was made using a 2.8 macro lens (nice bokeh), but I think I am happy with the final shot of the (more than) 10 attempts – not sure what about others’ eyes.

Trying to get more details of this 12mm flower, a +4 macro filter had been attached to my lens during the making of this shot.

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Nice shot Ramdan,

While the background does look nice I think it takes away some attention from the subject. It's too bright in my opinion. I think the flower would stand out better against a darker backdrop. Might not have been possible at all, I don't know.

The focus and sharpness is great and the colors too.

Well done

Wow Ramdan
wonderful Image...
very stunning clarity and good details..
great macro..

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  • mieky Gold Star Critiquer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 3] (112)
  • [2008-11-29 0:11]

Hi Ramdan,
Very good shot!
i love it.
The flower and the background are perfect!
Very well done

Good luck


Hello Ramdan! Amazing flower. Wonderful background. Good capture. Very good sharpness. Original shot. Well done!

Selamat Paki dear Ramdan.
Perfect close up of the wonderful flower.
Composition is perfect too.
Regards, Jan

Hello Ramdan!
Good perspective, great detail and great light!
Very good focus!
Beautiful pink flower!
Best regards!

ketajaman yang membuatkan orang bajau gerigitan, membuatkan org indon gemas, Ndan!
boleh dikira satu-satu itu stamen/filamen. itu bulu-bulu pun detail, macam inda kemalu-maluan pulak ini pukuk menayang bulu-bulunya dengan tangkapan macro yang hebat begini.
weih, tulis panjang pun bikin dengki jak!



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  • bakyy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 64 W: 36 N: 32] (1200)
  • [2008-11-29 7:19]

hi Radman
excellent makro
beautiful colors (in Serbia mimosa is only yellow)
regards Bane

Soooooo beautiful, Ramdan,
it's just a fantastic motive, Ramdan, this single flower in that brilliant colour against the green BG is so pretty, thanks, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Nice exercise in composition and subject here Ramdan. Good use of light and good metering - and very sharp and crisp for such a slow shutter!

Gorgeous color contrasts Ramdan.
Dreamy background bokeh and superb foreground focus.
Artistically composed image.
- Vincent

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-12-02 12:10]

hi Ramdan,
great macro and great details.I have never seen this one.I liked blur BG so much.TFS.Necla.

kalo mcm ne cantik lah bah kau buat.. terang bah dan detail.. bulu2 bunga ne pun tajam dan sharp.. halus juga sa tengok.. ok bah.. well done..


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-01-20 6:09]

Salam Ramdan,
mimosa is such a beautiful object for excellent shooting. Its colour is very rich and dense, its shape is very unique, its challenges is veery high. To be able to produce like this one, is a sweating experience.
Brilliant presentation with beautiful position
and pleasant background.
Very lovely shot.


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