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Pink hues, flower macro photos

February 20, 2011

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” a quote from poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.

May not be familiar with Emerson’s work, nor am I well versed in poetry or am that knowledgeable about flowers, but from the moment I got my DSLR camera, trying to capture the beauty of flowers became a great photography pastime.

Outer corolla

Adding in a macro lens to capture all the minute details has allowed me to enjoy their beauty on a level I had not much gazed at before.
The complexity of a flower’s beauty seen at such scale is incredible.

Flowers

Made these photos of a modest but lovely flower arrangement a while ago, even though the flowers themselves were small, thanks to the macro lens was able to capture plenty of detail.

Petal to Petal

Pink hues seem to be a more challenging color range for the Canon 450D, have had several captures in the past that didn’t render pink and light purple colors accurately at all. Shooting in Raw format helps to correct aberrations if they occur.

Flower Macro

Am glad these photos came out well enough as during post processing noticed some spots on the resulting captures, the back end of the macro lens had picked up two annoying dust particles.
Luckily a quick clean of the glass and some Lightroom manipulation were able to solve that.

Flower Macro

Must confess am not too certain what this particular plant or flower is called but it’s unique shape and alternation of a smooth and fur like texture were amazing.

Near the core

You can see more photos from this set as well as other photography on my Flickr.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2011 9:03 pm

    WOW! you have done some GREAT work here. Keep it up!

  2. February 23, 2011 8:55 pm

    @Michael A. Ruka
    Thanks! Glad you like them. ^^

  3. February 25, 2011 1:58 pm

    As usual, gorgeous shots. I love these macro photography. I really like the furry flower too. Such a nice contrast to the smooth petals in this set.

  4. February 26, 2011 3:58 pm

    @Yi
    Thanks. The name of that furry flower eludes me alas.

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