Beauty of Autumn Miniature 2 by steppeland

Beauty of Autumn Miniature 2 by 

Amsterdam, Netherlands -

Withered and dried hydrangea flowers, still beautiful…

I ’ve been experimenting here with white-balance settings and colours…
The colour-variations are a result of camera settings, not photo-shopping :)

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8~4 40~80mm lens
Favorites: 15, Views: 801 on Aug. 30, 2012

Challenge Winner
This image was one of the threefold tie challenge winners in lavendar waterlilies and hydranchea (Sept. 18, 2011)
Thank you so much!

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Out of the blue (Sept 24, 2009)
Featured in Unlimited Quality (Oct 04, 2009)
Featured in Waterlily, Lotus and Hydrangea Flowers (July 26, 2010)
Featured in Blue – #1 artists of redbubble (Oct 9, 2010)
Top10 placement in Dead, but still beautiful – Waterlily, lotus and hydrangea (Jan.7, 2011)
Top10 placement in Best of features 2010 (Feb. 2, 2011)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 5 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    So beautiful and love the colours. So fragile.

  • Thanks a lot, Joy!

    – steppeland

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you so much, Sharon! Happy you like it!

    – steppeland

  • … and thanks for the favourite too! :)

    – steppeland

  • tego53
    tego53over 5 years ago

    That’s beautiful!!!

  • Thank you, Tego, for your visit and compliment. I really appreciate :)

    – steppeland

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 5 years ago

    Oh, that absolutely gorgeous. Great DOF, colours and capture. :)

  • Aww, thank you so much for your visit and for such a great compliment – and thanks for the fav too! Really appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleover 5 years ago

    wow dear ! you can be proud of those beautiful in-camera colors, they are gorgeous ! and I like the DoF and lovely details. It’s all beautiful

  • Thank you, Aimelle! It’s all thanks to you that I have discovered and dared to experiment with those camera settings – You are my big example and tutor for this technique… Thrilled that you like it! [blowkiss]

    – steppeland

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work…so beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, Joni for your visit and kind comment!

    – steppeland

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 5 years ago

    A ‘snapshot’ of a flower becomes a PHOTOGRAPH when some extra work has gone into getting the result – AS HERE. Flower photography becomes interesting when the photographer accomplishes 3 things:
    1. Detail / focus
    2. Lighting
    3. 3D plus DOF
    All these things are shown here together with your creativity to enhance the shot with your colour settings. A vey interesting and professional shot indeed.

  • Aww, thank you! Such a comment is an honour [blushing and bowing – and of course: big smile :D ]

    – steppeland

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much for the comment and the fav, elicot! Much appreciated :)

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the Waterlily, Lotus and Hydrangea Flowers group.
    Your host,

  • Thank you, Cee, I did, but seemingly forgot to thank you for the heads-up – never too late to set that right though: Thank you!

    – steppeland

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