Jan 18, 2016

Behind the Photography Image of the Moth Orchid

http://juergenroth.photoshelter.com/gallery/Flowers/G0000DCr8YHs9TZ4/


Taking the Orchid Flower Photo:

A couple weeks back I had the opportunity photographing orchids in my studio. The natural morning light was beautiful as I experience it usually and I positioned the orchid for most dramatic Back Lighting.  

Equipped with a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens I started to compose various images before creating this intimate close up of the orchid blossom. Orchids and in particular a single orchid always make for great flower photography; forms, shapes and colors are an endless array of inspiration.

The aperture in this floral image was f/32 for great Depth of Field, resulting in a long exposure time of 15 seconds at ISO100. While photographing flowers I like to use a reflector to direct light into the blossom and lightning up the darker areas within the floral; no difference for this photograph.
Post Processing:

During my routine digital post processing workflow I removed dust spots and imperfections, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final autumn photography image  "Moth Orchid".

Good light and happy photo making!

Juergen

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