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Lady Carol
08-11-2007, 09:14 PM
I go out every other weekend or so photographing themed things. Today was a nature reserve just outside of Philadelphia.

Here are a few shots...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/11811-IMG_9805-01.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/11811-IMG_9863-01.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/11811-IMG_9837-01.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2007/11811-IMG_9835-01.jpg

valchina612
08-11-2007, 10:04 PM
WOWZY Carol, these are brilliant photos. The lighting is superb, and the colour and detail is excellent. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

debsn2paintn
08-11-2007, 11:26 PM
Very pretty, I bet they are really nice viewed a little larger.

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 07:58 AM
Thank you Val.

:lol: Deb, yes I guess so but I am not entering into that discussion. I do not mind them being this size ;)

edtree
08-12-2007, 08:53 AM
Fantastic shots, Carol! Can we use these for references? What are those green things in the first one? I love the Queen Ann's Lace too!

Elizabeth

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 09:06 AM
Sure you can use them. I haven't wacked a copyright symbol on any of them. I do not know what the green things are except fruit from a native tree to the area.

edtree
08-12-2007, 09:53 AM
Thanks, Carol! :)

Artsyme
08-12-2007, 10:20 AM
Beautiful photography! Would these be from the John Heinz nature preserve? I am originally from Philadelphia and this is one of the best places for viewing wildlife and interesting plants like the ones you photographed.:thumbsup:

Charlie's Mum
08-12-2007, 10:28 AM
Eeee lass, your pics are good! :D

How do you get the dark backgrounds?

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 12:45 PM
Beautiful photography! Would these be from the John Heinz nature preserve? I am originally from Philadelphia and this is one of the best places for viewing wildlife and interesting plants like the ones you photographed.:thumbsup:
:clap: :clap: :clap: Good eye Artsyme. It was my first visit there. We plan to go back in a couple of weeks at sunset.

Maureen I got the backgrounds so dark, partly with exposure and aperture but also when composing the shot I was interested in what was behind the element. e.g. the white flower I got low enough so the river colour was behind the flower. The fruit was in sunlight and there were fairly deep shadows behind.

gaykir
08-12-2007, 12:51 PM
You have such an eye for these little shots that turn into grand works! I'd love to see more detail on the Queen Ann's Lace.

bluedaisy
08-12-2007, 03:41 PM
~GASP!~ Those are amazing. I thought you had either carried a black piece of paper to hold behind them, or photoshopped them(which would be hours on a detailed flower like that!). Awesome job achieving results with the camera.:cool:

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 04:22 PM
Thank you Gayle.

Blue daisy :D :D :D Umm!!! I do not know how to use photoshop :o

bayoudragon
08-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Great shots, Carol!

*I really need to get me a digital camera... :rolleyes: *

Lady Carol
08-12-2007, 06:59 PM
*I really need to get me a digital camera... :rolleyes: *
A digi is well worth the investment. And think memory is free, well after you purchase it, you can rattle off any amount of shots.

Thank you for the compliment