Another 4 buck succulent plant from one of our local greenhouses. I used a high key approach with this one and lit the BG with a third flash. The colors were too saturated so I turned down the saturation of red and magenta to get a more realistic color.
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D500 105mm f2.8 micro (2.0 sec at f18, ISO 200; 3 flashes set at different power settings through a soft box. 12 image stack with Zerene stacker to remove any OOF areas. Levels, shadows & highlights, reduction in saturation of magenta and red.
Is this a composite? Yes–image stacking
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Slightly desaturated color of the succulent is wonderful! It matches the high-key image. Composition is perfect.
Superb. You have a way with flash photography. The image is beautifully lit and the flowers don’t come off as harsh or artificial. Lovely.
Beautiful! I’m betting this was a very small subject. I love being able to see all the detail, and the lighting contributes to that. Well done!
Hi Jim, a well done portrait of this succulent. The white BG really makes them pop. Your composition creates a lot of interest, with one flower pointed left and the others hanging down. Lots of detail to explore and probably a good idea to tone down the saturation with that BG. Just enough color left to please without being glaring.
Jim, Beautiful image! High key works well with the white background makes the image pop up. Great stack work and lighting. Great details too.
Jim: I’m late to this party but I think I like this one even better than the first. The high key just feels more alive and vibrant to me. Top notch shot. >=))>