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Friday, October 2, 2015


I love orchids. Phalaenopsis by its genus name or just Phal if you're in with the orchid geeks.
 I went to the grocery store this morning and the flower section had these gorgeous orchids, I couldn't resist, I had to bring one home.

I usually try and use natural light for flowers and this one is no exception. This is just window light with feathered china silk diffusion and a couple of reflectors. I'll post a behind the scene tomorrow.

Tech specs - Nikon D7000 with the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens with UV filter removed. ISO 100. I used the sweet spots of the lens going between f5.6 and f7.1. Shutter speed was around 30-40ss, camera on a tripod (except bottom image) tripped with cable release.

Post consisted of a small amount of sharpening, a slight bump in vibrance - and that's about it.

All images ©Andy deBruyn

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