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Obligatory Flower Macro | by Chris Nitz
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Obligatory Flower Macro

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So this is my obligatory flower macro. I promised myself I would not get suckered into this type of photography, so this is me getting it out of my system ;) Now, about the flower itself. This is a dandelion that is in my driveway. Yup, I traveled the world over to find this exquisite specimen.


I must admit that I struggled with the processing on this image. Every time I got to the result, it felt over processed and over saturated. I think the black and white conversion is my way of removing the over saturation issue. What I do like about the image being in black and white is it helps draw the eyes into the little details that you may not notice with the color in place. Sometimes it pays to just keep trying over, and over, and over, and…you get the idea.




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Taken on May 2, 2011