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Euonymus europeaeus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

On 18 February 2010 I showed the winterbuds of Euonymus europeaeus (European spindle - Wilde kardinaalsmuts). 2 Weeks later these buds are opening, showing an almost perfect symmetry in the opposite placed leaves.

Image: Wijnegem (Be)

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/2.8 ISO 100 60 mm

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Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Weer een mooie, mooi die lichtval op de groene blaadjes!

5 Mar 2010 8:37am

@Ralph: Dank je, Ralph, al ben ik niet helemaal tevreden met de fel belichte delen door direct invallend zonlicht. Ik moest een compromis zoeken met de schaduwdelen die anders te donker werden. Altijd moeilijk met zijdelingse lichtinval.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ja, de stand van de bladeren oogt 'keurig'!
Ook vaak mooie herfstverkleuring, maar het spinsel van de kardinaalsmutsmot......vind ik minder decoratief;-(

5 Mar 2010 10:05am

@Marleen: Heb je gelijk in ... en het is niet eens een "mooi" rupsje of vlindertje :-(. Toch wonderlijk hoe die planten er na de vraatzucht van de rupsjes toch steeds weer bovenop komen.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Johan, I like the composition here. Have you tried using a diffuser for your macros? It would eliminate shadows on the leaves.

5 Mar 2010 10:34am

@Julie Brown: Julie, I did not use a difuser and indeed, I should have. The direct sunlight was too intense to get the lightning for both sunlightened and shaded parts ok. Thanks for the tip. I will certainly try next time ...

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Weer een prachtfoto
Jij bent echt een goede fotograaf
He een heel fijn weekend (✿◠‿◠)❤

5 Mar 2010 11:06am

@Patricia: Dank je weer van harte, Patricia. Geniet van het weekend en van je dochter !

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful realization, good shot!

5 Mar 2010 10:05pm

@theys: Thank you very much for your visit and your comment.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Johan, when using a diffuser I often bounce light in with a reflector as well.

6 Mar 2010 3:27am

@Julie Brown: Thanks for the extra tip, Julie. I tried reflector-light a while ago. It is not easy to create a natural effect then. Think I need more practice ... Hope the sun will shine a lot ...

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 100
60 mm