*a rose by any other name would smell as sweet*

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    5DMKII + 100mm f/2.8L, 1/40 @ f/5.0, ISO 200.

    Pete got me some lovely roses, so I thought I'd shoot some macros with my 100mm f/2.8L which I don't get to use that often. Plus, it always makes me sad that flowers don't last that long, so capturing a photo makes them live forever.

    Since I didn't have that much daylight left when I shot this, I used my Wescott TD5 spiderlites to light the rose.

    Even though the leaves were out of focus, I handheld the TD3 underneath them to bring out the vibrancy. Without the light the leaves were in the shadows and looked almost black. I lit the rose from the front and right side with the spiderlites and the left with window light. I played around with angles untill i liked the balance of light and shadow in the folds of the flower.

    A little overkill on the set-up for a quick macro shot, but the lights seem to hang out permanently in my living room so why not use them?

    Oh, and as always i added some water drops to the rose. A spritzer makes more circular droplets, but I couldn't find mine so I just hand placed these.

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    1. VinothChandar 37 months ago | reply

      very very very beautiful!

    2. cup4tml 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture, love the colour

    3. ShutterBugLeroy [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      I love it!

    4. seanleecheng 37 months ago | reply

      Nice shot Lisa. Always love the extra effort you put in to tell us what you did to light the photo. What post processing did you do as you always manage to get great punchy colors. Love the composition and lighting.... thanks for sharing with us.

    5. mzna al.khaled 36 months ago | reply

      Fantastic image!!! Love this very much!!!

    6. _♥ [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

      que hermosa!

    7. HannahChristineKemp [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous!
      Congrats on explore. :)

    8. LoBsTeRbig 36 months ago | reply

      superb , so beautiful~~

    9. Los Angeleno 36 months ago | reply

      Beautiful rose shot

    10. Maria Alice Santiago 36 months ago | reply

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    11. M@rath 36 months ago | reply

      Sooo beautiful...i love this color !!!
      Seee me :) ...The Spring Gift !

    12. Carmanflix 36 months ago | reply

      Just beautiful! I want to take photos of flowers now.

    13. jon_beard 35 months ago | reply

      Very nice. I love the tight frame and comp.

    14. Amr Tahtawi Photography 35 months ago | reply

      Superb colors, very nice composition.

    15. +William 34 months ago | reply

      Very nice Lisa. Guh, you are making me want to get the 105 Micro Nikkor.

    16. fi0na 30 months ago | reply

      fantastic colours!

    17. tourmania 25 months ago | reply

      So beautiful!!

    18. FloxLuca 25 months ago | reply

      Wonderful! Great work!

    19. Marco de Waal 24 months ago | reply

      Nice picture! Excellent!
      Marco

    20. Yilmaz A 18 months ago | reply

      Amazing macro shot!

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