Friday, April 2, 2010
I tried some shots by the front door where I noticed a vacated cicada "skin" on some grasses. The 50mm lens doesn't let me get too close, but it's pretty sharp so I could crop to get closer ... but not in the 505050 project remember.
I'd decided this was the shot until just before my evening meal I noticed the sun on that hibiscus I shot previously. The angles were a little different, the light wasn't as harsh and the angle of the light gave more texture to the petals. Also the darker background really helped isolate the stamens. There was also a rather nice highlight in the centre of the flower. The light didn't last long as it happens, so I was pretty fortunate to catch it when I did. Click in the image to get an enlarged view.
Hand held, 50mm lens, f4, 1/500sec, ISO 200
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