I actually purchased this particularly vivid Fuchsia plant some time ago with the intention of photographing its flowers. Despite extensive flowering over summer, I was never able to find a single flower to be a worthy subject – they all had serious imperfections! Strangely, the plant started to flower a little again this last week, and I finally found the ballerina-like Fuchsia that I had been looking for all that time…

This photograph was taken in a makeshift studio in my living room, with a piece of black paper used as the backdrop and another piece of white paper used as a reflector opposite the living room window. I tried the setting with various different lighting configurations, and found using a reflected flash with fast shutter speed gave the best colours and lighting.

The notrO effect was applied during post-processing to flatten the black background while increasing clarity and saturation in the primary subject.

This photograph can be purchased as a print in a range of sizes and styles, from postcards to posters, by clicking the button below:

  1. Canon EOS 450D
  2. Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS @ 55mm
  3. Canon SpeedLite 430EX flash
  4. 1/800 second @ f/5.6 (ISO100)
  5. Manfrotto 190XB tripod with 804RC2 head
  6. Orton effect, corrections and enhancements applied using Photoshop CS4 with Imagenomic Noiseware Professional plug-in

If you liked this image, you may also be interested in the following images, which were captured during the same shoot…


  • Gwynne Brennan
    Gwynne Brennanover 4 years ago

    really really beautiful Jason!

  • Glad you like it, Gwynne – and thanks for the comment and the fave! :)

    – Jason Green

  • walela
    walelaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, walela – glad you like it ;)

    – Jason Green

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture.


  • Thanks, Debra! Just wish I had have captured it in time to sell a few greeting cards for Mother’s Day ;)

    – Jason Green

  • Ralph Angelillo
    Ralph Angelilloover 4 years ago

    Superb image Jason !

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, Ralph! And of course, I’m glad you like it :)

    – Jason Green

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 4 years ago

    Stunning work Jason!!

  • Thank you kindly, Sharon – and so glad that you liked this artwork!

    – Jason Green

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 12 May 2010!

    Keep the great work coming!

  • Many thanks for the feature, Christine! :)

    – Jason Green

  • Kathy Yates
    Kathy Yatesover 4 years ago

    I love fuchsias.. you captured this beautifully!

  • Thanks, Kathy – I’ve been waiting a long time to capture this one! :)

    – Jason Green

  • sarahjayde
    sarahjaydeover 4 years ago

    stunning capture!

  • Thanks, Sarah – glad you like it! :)

    – Jason Green

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

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