Aloe in bloom

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  1. aerialphoto

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    Blooming aloe plant next to the house. Mixed natural light, and flash. Wish it had a little more depth of field but...that's the way it is!

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    Nikon D200 w/Nikkor 135/f2.8 + Nikon SB800
     
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    Wow, it's beautiful! Really great shot, I love the colors and the shape. The background is blurred nicely and fills the frame while the Aloe stands out in front
     
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    What a beautiful plant. I would like to see more of it, but from different angles. Looks like a plant you can have alot of fun with.
     
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    They're neat, and several around here to play with but getting the light just right is a challenge. These were early in the morning when the background was still dark but sun was hitting the top of the plant.

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    Beautiful colors. Have you tried any macro shots?
     
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    Thanks... nope, not really. I don't really have a macro lens or tubes.
     
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    Very nice colors in these images - the top/back lighting and the dark background makes the colors pop.
     
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    Thanks... think of it as a hair-light for flowers :lol:
     
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    Very pretty colors that you dont see in most other plants and the shapes are unique.

    Ive done some early am and late pm photos of flowers in low light to achieve more depth of field. Whats needed is a tripod of course and no breeze. The other item I tried using was my daughters lap top chalk board as a backgound to isolate the flower.

    Nice shots :)
     
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    Very nice pictures, love them both, they have beautiful color, and the background really made them pop out!
     
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    Nice pictures! How do you make the background completely dark?
     
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    Thanks!

    It's the just way the sun was. I chose my point of view so the trees in the background were in deep shadow. I also used a 135mm lens so there was only a small chunk of background to worry about... plus the amount of flash I used helped me kill a little of the ambient light.
     

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