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Glamor Glow plus Bleach Bypass

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Tripod or Handheld - I know, I know; if you want real control and sharpness, use a tripod. Often I do, especially for macro work; and when I use a tripod, I tend to use Live View. However, at least 80% of my shots, including macro, are hand held. I love the flexibility. Plus, when I am shooting hand held, I do a much better job of working a subject or a scene. Unless I am very intentional, a tripod locks me in more than I like. With a D700, I can run up the ISO and shoot at a high shutter speed.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/10.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Beautiful tiger lily and great photo, really like these pastel shades.

16 Jul 2011 5:04am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I'm with you on this one, Jack. Personally I also prefer shooting hand held. Beautiful color tones and composition.

16 Jul 2011 7:03am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful composition and colors.

16 Jul 2011 7:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Interesting thoughts to go with the image here. Despite all the clever tricks that come in the box these days, a shot from the tripod always seems to have the edge. That said, I seldom take a tripod out of the studio but always use one in there. We are strange creatures. Thankfully.

16 Jul 2011 8:43am

Frida from Sweden

I almost never use a tripod, about 99% and more are hand-held. This is a beautiful capture of one of my favorite flowers. Useless trivia: My hard-drive is named TigerLily ;-)

16 Jul 2011 9:19am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Interesting about your use of live view. Do you have one of those add-on "Mini tents with a lens" that you attach to the back of the camera? I find live view to be useless-there's too much ambient light to really see the screen, and to see the detail, I need to get closer to the screen than my eyes allow. What's your method?

16 Jul 2011 9:22am

@CElliottUK: For the most part, I haven't had problems with the ambient light. If I do, I use a Hoodman loupe

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Nice PP, Jack ... the end result is stunning!

16 Jul 2011 11:49am

Mhelene from Paris, France

very beautiful framing and tones . I never use a tripod even for a firework or anything !!

16 Jul 2011 12:17pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Un encuadre genial con un procesado muy interesante.Saludos.

16 Jul 2011 12:37pm

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

fine, colorful

16 Jul 2011 12:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Lovely pastel shades here Jack! Let's hear it for hand held!! ;-)

16 Jul 2011 12:58pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Lovely frame & great color & details!

16 Jul 2011 1:23pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful, Jack!

16 Jul 2011 2:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

One lesson of making good photographs. A steady hand and a great shot ... Beautiful flower of great elegance. Congratulations Jack! A hug, Adela Muchos besos y abrazos.

16 Jul 2011 2:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine image today. I like the deep color and details. Interesting comment on your feelings about being tied to a tripod. I have a neat one that I rarely use for much of the same reasons you cite.

16 Jul 2011 2:49pm

Harry from Apex, United States

This processing suits this image well. A nicely composed close-up. I am never satisfied with mine where I cut off petals, but this one works.

16 Jul 2011 2:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a delicate capture with the subtle lighting.

16 Jul 2011 3:02pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Jul 2011 7:07pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

This harmony of colors is splendid, magnificent image. Like you I do not use a tripod for my macros, I did it all freehand. Good day.

16 Jul 2011 7:26pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

what a sophisticated shot!!!

16 Jul 2011 8:23pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Beaucoup de charme dans la composition et dans les coloris .... compliments

16 Jul 2011 8:43pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Stunning! Beautiful color!

16 Jul 2011 9:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beauty shot for sure.

17 Jul 2011 12:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The softness and colors made this so beautiful.

17 Jul 2011 12:52am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Phenomenal image. Should be displayed in a gallery somewhere, or on the cover of a mag. Gorgeous.

17 Jul 2011 3:34am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful. I seldom use a tripod, but it's just that I'm too lazy to carry it around. Sometimes I sure do wish I had it with me though. ;-)

17 Jul 2011 11:37pm

@B. Thomas: Agreed!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Superb! Lovely colors!

18 Jul 2011 4:46am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I also find that the tripod becomes very limiting. This is very beautiful.

19 Jul 2011 4:18pm