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Morning, Noon and Night…

by on Nov.14, 2012, under Life, Photography

Sometimes also called Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – we have one of these bushes in our back yard and it is in full bloom now with hundreds of pretty little purple and mauve flowers covering the whole plant.

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

I was originally intending on shooting this out in the yard however there was just too much of a gusty breeze happening, blowing the flower all over the place. I picked a likely looking specimen and brought it inside. I still wanted a nice green background so I improvised – note my daughters mermaid dress up costume coming in very handy here :). I setup at a window facing the late afternoon sun to more to top and backlight my subject. For most of the stacks I took I also put up a large tri grip diffuser against the window to soften the light for more of a subject glow.

The result of 34 images [1/125sec at f/5.6 and ISO 200 with the Nikon 105VR on Nikon D600] focus stacked
Purple on Green

NIKON D600 + 105.0 mm f/2.8 @ 105 mm, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

Here is one without the diffuser for both a harder more directional light on the subject and with the brighter light an effectively darker background

The result of 44 images [1/160sec at f/5.6 and ISO 100 with the Nikon 105VR on Nikon D600] focus stacked

NIKON D600 + 105.0 mm f/2.8 @ 105 mm, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

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