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Purple Petals

There’s something about flower images that when merged with a texture provides an intricate and interesting tactile experience. I had a lovely selection of cut flowers in a vase at home and decided to put my new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens to the test. I loved the contrast between the purple petals and the green buds (is that what they’re called?) in the centre of the flower. I composed the image to that the petals would be more prominent in the frame. While the image, right out of the camera, was lovely I felt that adding a texture provided more drama to the piece. Let me know what you think.

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37 responses

  1. Rich McPeek

    Terrific shot Edith! Love the detail in this macro and the processing you chose for this rocks! Great work!

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    May 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

  2. Wow Edith, this is awesome! Love the muted colors and the texture kicks it over the top.

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    May 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

  3. The center green might be stamens. It would not be bud…. that’s a new flower. The texture adds a touch that is distinct to your style. Very nice.

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    May 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

  4. Awesome shot, Edith. That macro really does a nice job capturing and your processing takes it to another level.

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    May 7, 2012 at 8:04 am

  5. I just love this one Edith, so artistic!

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    May 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

  6. Rick

    This will make a fantastic fine art print! Wonderful processing!

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    May 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

  7. cfrailey

    Edith this has to be one of my all time faves from you. Love it!!

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    May 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

  8. Beautiful image, Edith. Color and tone are perfect.

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    May 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

  9. This is beautiful, Edith! I love adding textures on my photographs too…
    Looks like your new lens is a real joy to use…I’m trying to save up for a real macro lens too…

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    May 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

  10. Mark Summerfield

    Nice macro, Edith. The color contrast between the green and purple really works well. Your choice of texture suits the image to a tee.

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    May 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  11. Len

    This is wonderfully composed and captured Edith. Love the textures and the colors. This has to be on your wall as it is one of your best.

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    May 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

  12. Wow! This is an incredible photo!

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    May 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  13. Getting in real close has worked very well. Almost an abstract. I like the texture effect

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    May 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  14. Absolutely LOVELY!

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    May 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  15. Beautiful!!!! Love the detail! That’s going to be my next baby, a macro lens!

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    May 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

  16. Beautiful macro shot. Such great detail.

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    May 8, 2012 at 1:06 am

  17. Lovely image Edith. I really like the mood and colors in it and the texture adds a nice subtle touch.

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    May 8, 2012 at 2:19 am

  18. Really beautiful image Edith. I totally need to invest in three specific lenses; one of those being a macro.

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    May 8, 2012 at 5:28 am

  19. aww… i love flowers and textures, you did a wonderful peace of art, Edith! I can’t wait to capture these beauties, spring is on his way. 😀

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    May 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

  20. de biens belles couleurs

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    May 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  21. Edith, Nice job with the texturing!

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    May 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  22. Que bello!!!!!!

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    May 9, 2012 at 6:04 am

  23. myallegro31

    Nice Edith!! You are going to make good use of that. I have a renewed love for my 105mm Macro now that I have the D800! Awesome work Edith!

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    May 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

  24. It’s beautiful! I got the same Tamron macro lens a few months ago. How do you like yours?

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    May 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    • Thanks so much. I’m really enjoying it so far. I find it a bit loud when it focuses but it’s a sharp lens.

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      May 10, 2012 at 12:05 am

  25. Wow Edith I really love this processing, beautiful job!

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    May 11, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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