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Pink Emulsion

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 20 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A few yards from the old, fallen-down house in the previous post, resides the property owners - safely in their current house, btw. Their yard had some lovely azaleas. Old houses can only capture my attention for a period of time - then some flowers start calling my name! The pink azaleas caught my attention, so I changed to the Lensbaby Composer, with Soft Focus Optic, a 4x macro lens, and wandered over and grabbed some hand-held shots.

NIKON D300 1/500 second ISO 400

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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

It is a bit too soft for my eyes, but nicely composed and the pink colour filling the frame is exquisite.

20 May 2010 6:13am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I know what you mean about the flowers calling to you.
And these are beauties !!! The soft focus and background works well with these azaleas.
I probably would have cropped the top quarter of the frame
for a stronger focus on the flower, but.... personal preference and all that. ;-)
A lovely shot, Barbara.

20 May 2010 6:56am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Beautiful composition and treatment!! I like the position of the main flower. Did you add a texture? How are you liking your lens baby?

20 May 2010 10:55am

@Anita: No texture here - loving the LB! One can get away with hand holding on occasion since it's soft focus anyway. And, as you recall, I had back spasms during this trip and wasn't getting around at 100%. Thanks, Anita.

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Soft pink..yes soft pink that's all I can say! I like!

20 May 2010 4:26pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Magnifiquement doux et aérien, bravo!

20 May 2010 6:04pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a pure sweetness !!!!
five stars !
kiss !

20 May 2010 9:01pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like the depth of this image. The front flower gently pulls your eye in. Very nice treatment!

20 May 2010 11:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

More of Barbara's ethereal magic!! Love the color.

21 May 2010 12:04am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just beautiful !!!

21 May 2010 1:13am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

A dream... created by Barbara and her Lensbaby... Wonderful.. Have a nice day, Barbara! :)

21 May 2010 8:19am

@Magrat: You too, Magrat! Thank you.

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid color ...A superb photo !

21 May 2010 8:17pm

Ansie from South Africa

My favorite type of photo - I am still struggling with the lensbaby!

22 May 2010 4:35am

@Ansie: Thanks Ansie. What equipment do you have? Just the LB? Which model? do you have the macro kit or any other accessories? I could perhaps offer a suggestion or 2 if you'll let me know what you have and what type look you want. Message me if you want.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful! I love the 'soft' feel and look this has. So delicate.

23 May 2010 1:59am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful soft pink. How did u managed to get the greens out of the pic?

24 May 2010 2:18am

@MK: Thanks, MK. I guess the very shallow depth of field - which you get with any macro shot, and the soft focus optic which blends the colors is responsible for the lack of definite greens.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is in great competition with a real watercolour!

27 May 2010 5:46am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

31 May 2010 7:49pm

1/500 second
ISO 400