Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago


August 29, 2003


Macrophotography is one of the areas that I've gotten interested in, being able to capture the finest details of an object. Flowers provide good subjects for macro experimentation — for one thing, they stay still a lot longer than insects do!

Even though this one isn't a true macro shot (it's taken from about 3 feet away) the texture of the flower petals is quite apparent. One flaw with the photo is the over-exposed spots, probably a result of shooting in bright midday sun. On the plus side, this did bring out the vivid colouring though.

These flowers are also called Golden Trumpets, and the allamanda plant contains a toxin that can cause vomiting and diarrhoea if ingested.

Posted by phototakeouter at 01:02 AM | Comments (1)

This is very pretty & nicely composed. I might like it even better with a narrower DOF, so that the leaves in the background, and perhaps even the second blossom, were blurred.

January 18, 2005 10:57 PM, VISUAL FIELD

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