Magnolia bud, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.
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Ben Loveday is a photographic artist based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with a focus on landscape, urban and conceptual photography.
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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...12 months ago

    Exquisite macro with superb petal detail – love your title!

  • Thanks Celeste. It pays to ignore one’s aching knees, and move around the flower and shoot from different angles: this was the 6th shot.

    – Ben Loveday

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld12 months ago

  • Thanks ctheworld!

    – Ben Loveday

  • Graeme Mockler
    Graeme Mockler12 months ago

    Fantastic capture Ben

  • Thanks Graeme!

    – Ben Loveday

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-not12 months ago

    This is so soft looking and pleasing to the eye! What a wonderful capture and one of my fav’s

  • thanks forgetmenot. One of the tools of macro is the short DOF, so one needs to compose both the in focus parts and the out of focus parts, and the gradations of focus in between.

    – Ben Loveday

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon11 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon11 months ago

  • John44
    John4411 months ago
    Absolutely wonderful!

    what camera Ben ..?

  • thanks John. What’s important is the lens: an Olympus Macro. If you can screw that glass onto your camera, the body makes insignificant difference. F stop selection is also important- to get the right gradation of focus and depth of field, and to undercrank it so that the tip of the flower is not overexposed.

    – Ben Loveday

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca11 months ago


  • Thanks Karen.

    – Ben Loveday

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...11 months ago

    Beautifully captured and a fabulous close up

  • Thanks Mathilde

    – Ben Loveday

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    August 21, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • thanks Teresa..your features are very much appreciated.

    – Ben Loveday

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