General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:There are many hibuscus planted around the city and they are in bloom at the moment. My trouble was finding one in a garden that I could climb in to in order to get a macro shot.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 28mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/50" @ f/9, ISO 400 (Av)
- I applied a Lightroom preset called Creative Catalyst 19 which applies the following settings: Exposure +1 stop, Curves (Highlights +50, lights +20, darks -20, shadows -100), Blacks +15, Contrast +15 (down from default of +25)
- Added noise reduction +75 and detail +100 (I had to use a high ISO to get a still shot thanks to the breeze)
- Clarity +100
The wash-up:If I were to do this properly, I would have cut the flower and taken it to a non-breezy area.
What would you do?
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