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Rising above the rest, this poppies budding bloom caught the late afternoon sunlight and was just begging to be photographed. Part of a get back to nature session my camera and I were having.

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  • JanG
    JanGabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous light and incredible clarity. Love the tiny hairs, the bright red and green against the black. I think your back to nature session must have been a good day!

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacabout 6 years ago

    excellent close up fantastic lighting!

  • Craig Goldsmith
    Craig Goldsmithabout 6 years ago

    This was shot with a borrowed Tamron 90mm on my D700, a great combination for close up work, takes a little patience with the wind to get it sharp, but when it works, is sharp as a tack.

  • ozczecho
    ozczechoabout 6 years ago

    Sweet focus…..excellent detail…

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful lighting and a great little close-up …

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Great macro photo!

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrabout 6 years ago

    The lighting is wonderful Craig. Is it backlit? Tell me, do you have a specific macro lens for this? I know nothing about macro but I’d love to be able to do it. Whenever I try to focus this close I can’t…

  • Hi Mel,

    Yes I was using a borrowed macro lens, a Tamron 90mm AF lens, it allows for focusing up very very close, in this case I wasn’t that close and cropped the end image down a little. (The close you get the harder it is to nail the focus in the windy conditions). The flower was heavily backlit in the late afternoon sun, so I had to add a little on camera fill flash to bring up the foreground side (-2 EV from memory), just to brighten it up a little. The tamron is a cheaper alternative to the Nikon lenses, I’ve also on another occasion used the Sigma 150mm which was also very good. I must say you do need to be patient sometimes with macro photography as it can be a bit fiddly.

    – Craig Goldsmith

  • wandalechene
    wandalechenealmost 6 years ago

    wow very beautiful work .. love how it is clear and sharp with lot of fine details well done my friend.

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Craig, beautiful macro shot mate, such fine detail and colour!

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