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Miniature magnificence

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 2 July 2018 in Plant & Nature.

This week I will be featuring the 4 images I entered for our Photographic Society's June meeting. The set subject topic was "Macro/Close up", and then there is an open section. One is allowed to enter two images into each category. My first set subject entry was this macro (a stack of 8 images) of a most unusual flower found on some of the shrubs that have been planted in our complex. I have not yet been able to find out the name of the shrub, so if anyone can help it would be appreciated. Anyway, I expected the image to do really well, but it only scored a "Silver". One of the reasons is that the judge does not like images with black backgrounds. And though a personal like/dislike should not feature when judging the quality of an image, it seems like it did for a number of images viewed during the evening. Or maybe it is just an average image! But I like it a lot!

FUJIFILM X-T2 1/8 second F/11.0 ISO 800 100 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

yoshimiparis from France

bright shot, very pretty

2 Jul 2018 5:31am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Beautifully processed and presented.

2 Jul 2018 5:43am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Cameras were made for moments like this . . and agree with Michael S.

2 Jul 2018 7:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The judge is an idiot :)

2 Jul 2018 9:11am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a brilliant contrast****

2 Jul 2018 9:54am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

c'est superbe

2 Jul 2018 7:07pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States


3 Jul 2018 1:15am

1/8 second
ISO 800
100 mm