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Droplets on a Pink Dahlia by Anita Pollak

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This is another photo I shot back in June 2012 at a macro workshop focused on the use of flash in macro photography. I shot this pink dahlia indoors with some window light and two Nikon SB-R200 speedlights mounted on my Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens.

I tried processing this many ways, looking for just the right texture to complement the flower, but in the end I decided it worked best with just some simple color adjustments and a touch of Topaz Detail.

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I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you so much, Larry!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Thank you so much, Larry!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    What a sparkling beauty this dahlia is! You’re right that it doesn’t need anything more than the crystalline droplets already adorning the petals. (I love what’s possible with droplets and Topaz Detail!)

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Celeste! Crystalline droplets – what a wonderful description! And you’re so right about droplets and Topaz Detail!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    This dahlia is making a strong declaration ! beautiful.

  • Thank you so much for your delightful comments, Bette!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Jacky Parker
    Jacky Parkeralmost 2 years ago

    Stunning capture Anita, wonderful detail :D

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Jacky!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 2 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Sandra!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    JANUARY 31th, 2013
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  • Thank you so much for the feature, Mary! I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning image Anita, pretty color.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Rosalie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 2 years ago

    Super fantastic work!!
    Deb, your host
    February 2, 2013

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Deborah. I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • ienemien
    ienemienalmost 2 years ago

    You are in the Spotlight


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  • Wow, I don’t know what to say – this is such a wonderful honor and I’m so grateful. Thank you so much, ienemien!

    – Anita Pollak

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