Thursday, May 7, 2015

Flouncy dresses and the 'Seven Year Itch'..


OMG! The vibrant yellow orchids here have to be the hardest flower I've ever tried to macro. I shot with bright inside light, outside in natural light, with the macro lens, the prime lens, you name it I tried it :) still not happy with results! The tiny exotic blooms reminded me of Marilyn Monroe's dress flying up in the famous subway scene in The Seven Year Itch..  do you see it? As you might have guessed it was a quiet day yesterday :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


35 comments:

  1. super ,heel mooi resultaat.

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  2. These are exquisite and I've never seen yellow ones before!! I'm awe struck! Great captures as far as I'm concerned and so much beauty!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. Such beautiful yellow flowers and you have them arranged so artistically. I love the comparison to Marilyn's dress. That's perfect.

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  5. Wonderful--yellow is my favorite color!

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  6. They do that sometimes the flowers but in the end we will win!

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  7. Je n'ai jamais vu d'orchidées jaunes, j'aime bien la première photo :)

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  8. They are great shots, Grace! I've bought these little guys before and it is so nice that they last a long time!

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  9. The flower is great but difficult to get such things just right.
    The second shot looks very good to me.

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  10. Oh yes. You are correct. I see Marilyn. it's the same innocent exuberance for life.

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  11. I love your dress analogy. They're pretty flowers and you did a creditable job with the photos. The close-up shows off the intricacy of the bloom.

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  12. Wait! What? Marilyn Monroe? :-)

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  13. I see your point about blowing up dresses. Second photo shows pretty good detail.

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  14. Looks pretty, and surrounded with books etc.
    Enjoy the bright yellow in the room.

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  15. The shots look great to me Grace. And you know I'm struggling with a macro myself too at the moment. Note to self - ignore orchids until better trained.

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  16. They certainly are pretty, Grace. That comment from safwan is spam, albeit creatively done. I saw it word for word at my blog today and another blog, but under another name.

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  17. I know what you mean. Sometimes too much light is bouncing and vibrating to get a clear sharp shot, and you end up photographing light -which can be good too as you show, Grace




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  18. Yes I do see Marilyn's dress. Gorgeous photos.

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  19. Beautiful Grace. Your yellow flowers turned out better than my yellow cactus flowers.

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  20. They are all pretty, but I know what you mean. The yellow is so strong it seems to overcome some of the detail. Maybe you can get advice from Sharon. Her macros are great. (Mine aren't, so I can't give you any help.)

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  21. Nothing wrong with those shots!

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  22. The second one has the best DOF, the fourth the best composition. Part of the problem is that a lot of digital cameras over-saturate reds and yellows. If you use Lightroom or Photoshop you can selectively reduce that.

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  23. I see it Grace. Marylin would be pleased.

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  24. That's a very clever connection Grace, beautiful plant..

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  25. I can see what you mean with the Marilyn effect.

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  26. My orchid shots are always awful, these are lovely. Tom The Backroads traveller

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  27. i was thinking of that movie when i read your title! i think your shots are pretty!

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  28. Beautiful pics, Grace, and yes, I can see the dress. Especially in the last shot.

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  29. Beautiful flowers, but I get that this kind of yellow may be difficult to catch!

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  30. Difficult to capture, but you did a nice job. Love the title and linking the flower to the MM movie. Loved the movie and her way of staying cool.

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  31. I think yellow is very hard to photograph! I think you did a fine job!

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  32. Yes, I do see it. And what's not to like about your photos? They are wonderful and the flowers are a delight!

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  33. The rich buttery yellow of these orchids is enchanting. Gorgeous perspectives.

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