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N 20 B 196 C 7 E Jul 10, 2020 F Jul 10, 2020
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Conkerlet.

Look, I do know it's ridiculous. But if I'd done it in green you'd have guessed. At least now you have looked at it twice, spiky wotsits and all... (and probably regretted the experience, it has to be said lol) :)

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the humour and the pic. Happy Looking Close... on Friday & 100x (half way woohoo! :)

Tags:   nikon z 6 105.0 mm f/2.8 Looking close... on Friday! Spiky 100 x: The 2020 Edition 100x:2020 Image 50/100 conker macro close-up

N 20 B 149 C 8 E Jul 2, 2020 F Jul 9, 2020
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Hypericum.

What subjects make the best monochrome photographs?

Well,’ I’ve no idea, really. But I thought I would set myself the 100x Monochrome and tinted challenge to explore a bit.

So this is one again. I think I prefer the colour if I’m to be honest, especially over-cooked in the developing like this one was in preparation for the monochrome conversion.

Although I don’t normally like posting both I think I will today (because I like the colour version, and it’s my photostream lol). I’d be interested to hear what you think.

Handheld in daylight and not a bad result in spite of that (I did take quite a few though ;) ).

Also, the whole editing across three programs bar the saving was in about twenty minutes, so manages to squeak into the 20-minute edit occasional challenge I’ve set myself (which is proving a tad... er... challenging lol)...

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Thursday :)

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed in Capture One with selective colour attention to the orange, green and greeny yellows to strengthen the colour contrast so I could use a colour filter in the monochrome conversion.
Sharpened in Affinity; cropped to 16:9; tidied up with inpainting (there was an insect - aha!).
Sharpening was difficult with a mixture of tweaked USM and Clarity - High Pass failed for this one (too much haloing).]

Tags:   flower no person nature pollen growth summer outdoors blur bright flora delicate stamen garden petal colour fleur sun nikon z 6 Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Closeup hypericum Macro side

N 22 B 167 C 12 E Jul 2, 2020 F Jul 9, 2020
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Hypericum.

What subjects make the best monochrome photographs?

Well, I’ve no idea, really. But I thought I would set myself the 100x Monochrome and tinted challenge to explore a bit.

So this is one such experiment. I think I prefer the colour if I’m to be honest, especially over-cooked in the developing like this one was in preparation for the monochrome conversion.

Although I don’t normally like posting two that are essentially the same I think I will today (because I like the colour version, and it’s my photostream lol). I’d be interested to hear what you think.

Handheld in daylight and not a bad result in spite of that (I did take quite a few though ;) ).

Also, the whole editing across three programs bar the saving was in about twenty minutes, so manages to squeak into
the 20-minute edit occasional challenge I’ve set myself (which is proving a tad... er... challenging lol)...

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Monochrome Thursday & 100x Challenge :)

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed in Capture One with selective colour attention to the orange, green and greeny yellows to strengthen the colour contrast so I could use a colour filter in the monochrome conversion.
Sharpened in Affinity; cropped to 16:9; tidied up with inpainting (there was an insect - aha!).
Sharpening was difficult with a mixture of tweaked USM and Clarity - High Pass failed for this one (too much haloing).
Conversion in Siler Efex starting from one of my presets with a bit of special treatment for the stamens; yellow filter; light cyanotype toning.]

Tags:   flower no person nature pollen growth summer outdoors blur bright flora delicate stamen garden petal colour fleur sun nikon z 6 Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Closeup hypericum Macro side Donnerstagsmonochrom Thursday Monochrome 100x:Monochrome Monochromatic monochrome Monochrome photography 100 x: The 2020 Edition 100x:2020 Image 49/100 Nik Silver Efex

N 13 B 212 C 10 E May 30, 2020 F Jul 8, 2020
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Foxglove.

I find foxgloves really challenging to photograph well.

They sway about in the wind, are tall and difficult to isolate from the background, are very three-dimensional so depth of focus is usually a problem, you often have to point the camera up so neck-crick is often a problem…

And if you want to catch that bumble bee going in or out, well, you might as well take up bird photography for all that effort :)

Here is my most recent attempt!

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Mittwochsmakro :)

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed and processed using Affinity Photo on the iPad as I was travelling…]

Tags:   flower nature flora garden colour beautiful bright summer closeup love dof floral leaf head blur no person petal colouring vibrant nikon z 6 105mm f/2.8 Affinity Photo for iPad Macro Wednesday Mittwochsmakro macro

N 11 B 195 C 20 E Jun 8, 2020 F Jul 8, 2020
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… or a beginning perhaps.

Dead daisy flower.

I tend to see dead flowers as full of beginnings, the new life just started in the seeds. Besides I find decaying flowers interesting photo subjects, so perhaps a beginning of a photo opportunity?

Thank you for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Mittwochsmakro :)

[Handheld in daylight.
Developed and processed using Affinity Photo on the iPad as I was travelling…]

Tags:   no person flower nature summer closeup pollen outdoors flora colour close food leaf growth garden seed bright single blur petal nikon z 6 Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Affinity Photo for iPad Mittwochsmakro Macro Wednesday macro


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