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Orchids

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Nikon D300s + AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G at f/18, ISO200 1/200 Second / SB900 (camera L) +1.7EV, SB800 (camera R) -0.7EV

We have some lovely orchids in our bathroom that recently bloomed, and Bridget’s been after me to take a photo of them. Seeing as I’m still getting over this nasty cold that I’ve been fighting all week, which has been keeping me indoors and preventing me from heading outdoors for photography, I decided today was a good time to make an image of these flowers.

Until I started getting more comfortable with hot shoe flashes, I relied solely on natural light for flower shots (or any kind of still life for that matter….or any kind of photography for that matter….). The sun had already set when I started shooting the orchids, so natural light was not an option. Sometimes, you just gotta roll your own light! This shot was taken using the pop up flash on the D300s set to command an SB-900 high on camera left and an SB-800 low on camera right. Both flashes are firing first through dome diffusers followed by a light tent that is housing the flowers. I shot in manual so I could set a shutter speed that would prevent ambient light from effecting the exposure while setting an aperture that would give me long depth of field for this macro shot.

Speaking of macro, it’s been quite a while since I’ve used my Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G lens. I forgot what an amazing piece of glass it is. Focus speed is absolutely silent and feels instantaneous, even in low-light. To think I considered selling this thing!

Once again, the photo looks amazing in Lightroom and just so-so on WordPress. Can’t figure out why!

Written by Jonathan

November 26, 2009 at 7:50 am

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  1. I expect you’re using AdobeRGB as your colour space and that your browser doesn’t support it. You need to switch to using sRGB as your colour space, which can be done from a menu in the D300s or when saving the image in lightroom.

    Jamougha

    November 26, 2009 at 8:33 am

    • Strange thing is, I only shoot in sRGB, so that’s not the problem. Come to think of it, I don’t remember having this issue with firefox 3.0, so it seems that it could be a color profile issue with firefox 3.5. I’ll have google it some more…. =(

      Jonathan

      November 26, 2009 at 11:48 am


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