Snowdrop by Karen  Betts

Bought a small pot of flowering snowdrops this morning as have none in my garden and I so wanted to try and photograph the beauty of them. I have seen some beautiful images of snowdrops coming through the feed bars and so wanted to have a try and see what I could create.

So as its pouring with rain and Im at home thought have another go with extension tubes.

used the 12mm as so grey and little light even on the windowsil las it is pouring with rain

Featured in Flowering Bulb Group Feb 2011

Featured in Artists of Norfolk and Suffolk Group Feb 2011

Nikon D90 18-105 vr lens 12mm extension tube

FL 90mm
Exps 1/640 sec
ISo 1600

Hand held, Manual focus, Poor indoor light.

Levels worked in Photshop Cs3 and slight crop, layer added and blended in normal mode until i liked the feel of it then flattened and added into Efex pro 3 colour. Lighten and darken added to highlight the middle and then Tonal contrast that lifted the texture of the petals.

Image my own texture by Lesley Nicoles washed sky free down load from flickr.

Any comments on how I can improve this please let me know it is a area I am learning about.

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    beautiful capture and lovely treatment dear Karen.x

  • Thank you Catherine just needed to do something creative today as at home :)Really appreciate your lovey support.

    – Karen Betts

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous work Karen! it looks so delicate

  • Thank you so much Paul for your lovely comment.

    – Karen Betts

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you ever so much :)

    – Karen Betts

  • Denitsa Dabizheva
    Denitsa Dabizhevaabout 4 years ago

    Delicate and pretty. Love the way you have processed this, Karen!

  • CJTill
    CJTillabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work Karen

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful tones and post work Karen…

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishabout 4 years ago

    Great composition and wonderful result Karen

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Flowering Bulbs group group.

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous :) xxx

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...about 4 years ago

    Lovely capture and treatment, Karen – I did ask Santa for some extension tubes but he must have mislaid my letter – oh well, there’s always next year!! – This is excellent !!

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