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Scilla bifolia

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 6 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Dear friends, blog-followers or ocasional visitors,
I left for a phototrip to Crete. So I'm posting some images from last year (about the same period) for a little while. (No mosses anymore ...)
I'm not giving any further explanation on these images, but the title is the scientific name of the species so for those who are interested - see Google :-)

Please DO comment these images, but I apologize for the delayed answers I hope to catch up again about 18 april. Meanwhile I hope you can enjoy this "older" work!

Image: Viroinval (Be) - 22/03/2009

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/3.2 ISO 200 60 mm

© Johan Dierckx

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All species are photographed in their natural habitat, without cutting or capturing them, and with maximal respect and the least possible disturbance to the environment.

(To see species in the same taxonomic rank (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus), please use the tags provided with the image. The last tag is the Iso-code for the country where the image was taken. Image-date in DD/MM/YYYY format.)

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KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

You are a real macro master...Especially wonderful with flowers!

6 Apr 2010 8:43am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Extreme and unique!!
This has perfect 3d quality, exceptional shot; congratulation!

6 Apr 2010 10:22am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful sharp focus on this shot. Lovely.

7 Apr 2010 12:19am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot , vivid colors , good detials :)

7 Apr 2010 6:23am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I've some in my garden...so now I know their name...

18 Apr 2010 10:38am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Every grain of pollen can be seen, most excellent Johan! I particularly like the colors of this flower.

23 Apr 2010 11:31pm

@Self-Indulgence: Normally the colour is some deeper blue. Due to the sunlight is turned out a little too witish. Just don't find a decent sollution to keep the colour and the light ... any suggetion ?

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Underexposure. I don't like to change my aperture because I want a particular level of detail on my subject, same with the ISO, I want to shoot 100-200 to avoid graininess.. so instead I change my shutter speed. I increase it or make it faster so less light gets recorded. When I find that natural light with a properly balanced exposure is going to make my image overexposed or too faded for my liking-- I shoot from 'one half' to 'one and a half' shutter speeds faster. One f stop doesn't really even need adjustment in post processing and you do manage to retain more richness to your color. An overexposed image is not something you can repair easily if at all in post processing however an underexposed image can be brought out subtly with photoshop/photomatix etc. So even if it's a touch too dark you can work with it. Try it on something you have time to experiment with to see. Set up a tripod and do a potted plant in bright sunlight and test your shutter speeds keeping your aperture and iso static. Change plants or try a small statue and do it again. You'll find where your darker happy place is in underexposure-land and on days where you are sure that the sun is too bright, you'll learn to naturally adjust for a slightly darker image. Not sure this is the pro way of doing it but it's how I do it.

26 Apr 2010 12:48pm

@Self-Indulgence: Guess I have some work to do :-))) Thanks for these usefull tips !

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Spectacular.. I love this one.

19 May 2010 9:06am

@Sarito: I'm glad you like it this much. Thanks for visiting some older posts.

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
ISO 200
60 mm