A Desert Rose for Valentine Day (see larger version) by Yannik Hay

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  • 9th placement in the Top Ten in the Macro Canada Challenge in the Photographers of Canada Group, on the 2010-02-23
  • Featured in Pretty In Pink on 2013-03-24
  • Featured in The Canon MPE 65 users group on 2012-11-25
  • Featured in The Addicted Photographer on 2011-10-02
  • Featured in The Scavenger Hunt on the 2010-02-13

A macro (1:1) on a rose pin that I set in seasoning grains to look like a rose in the desert.

This is captured with the special macro lens: MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro. The depth of field is very narrow as you can see even at one stop before the maximum aperture at 1 time magnification. Imagine at 5 times!

This needs to be done on a tripod with a 4 way Slider on the tripod to which you attach your camera. This allows micro adjustment.

Then with live-view on the camera, I zoomed 2 times and I adjusted the focus. Because this lens is only manual focus.

Just a tad of sharpening, no flash used.
Location: Gatineau, Qc, Canada,
Lens: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
Date: 2010:09:02
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
ExposureTime: 13/1 sec
ISO: 200
Aperture priority
Flash did not fire
FocalLength: 65 mm; macro: 1:1
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    What a great idea – it worked wonderfully!

  • Thank dear Gina for your warm compliment :) I’m so pleased you like it! Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago

    Yannik this is truly beautiful..it does look like a rose in the desert..lovely..Sherri :):)

  • Thank you very much Sherri for being so kind :) All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • hopelilly
    hopelillyover 4 years ago

    Now that is really lovely.

  • A bunch of thx for your great comment. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Yanik, that is just so beautiful – and a brilliant idea as well.

  • I’m so pleased that you like it! Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago
    Nice compo. Well done Sis


  • Nice to know that you like this one, bro. Have a great day. Hope you have nice weather in Holland.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and soft colors!!

  • Hi Carol, many thx for the compliment. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Anaa
    Anaaover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful :)

  • Many thx Anaa for the compliment and fav :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work young lady!!!

  • Hello Anthony, thanks for your visit and great comment :) I’m so pleased that you like it! All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! :D

  • Hello dear Cee and thx for your warm comment and visit :) All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    Very creative and pretty “_”

  • Hi, your great comment means a lot to me. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

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