Macro Monday – Withered Beauty 2

Macro Monday – Withered Beauty 2

 Withered Beauty 2 is a followup to Macro Monday РWithered Beauty. The same bloom, but shot in a little closer. The image set up was simply a strong light to the right and a little behind the orchid along with a white card to the left front to reflect a little light back to the front. The image was made with seven bracketed shots processed as HDR to help control the extreme dynamic range caused by the intense light and the black background.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Wow, lighting, colors and texture…all wrapped up in this shot. Beautiful.

    1. Thanks Randall. Haven’t done much macro but am enjoying it.

    1. Thanks Cathy and thanks for your visit.

    1. I hadn’t thought of that. Have you ordered your macro lens yet? Thanks for your comment Lynn.

  2. really lovely color and texture!

    1. Thank you Laurie. Have you tried photographing any roses after they have died and dried?

  3. I agree with Lynn’s comment (wouldn’t have thought of it myself). It does have that almost iridescent glow of Tiffany glass. Beautiful!

  4. I have always adored this color combination – so beautiful! Lovely work.

    1. The colors are what enticed me to make the image too. Thanks for visiting.

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