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Daisy Dance *
October 30, 2004 Chris Niles

Daisy Dance *

Fremont, California

Shot under duress.
Three-year-old was tying toy horses to the tripod legs while one-year-old was trying to grab the flowers (she eventually succeeded).
Hats off to Roberta, my inspiration http://www.pbase.com/roberta ).

Canon PowerShot A60
1/30 2.8 at 5.4mm ISO 50 full exif

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Rod 05-Nov-2004 09:53
Good advice Tracy, lovely shot init:-)
ctfchallenge04-Nov-2004 18:51
Beautifully done Chris, especially given the surrounding circus. One thing you might like to try, is to have your 3y/o hold a reflector on the darker side of the flowers, ... this will bring a little more light into the shadows, and give a little more depth to the stems. You don't want to hold it too close, or you will lose the depth. Please don't take this as criticism, as this shot is absolutely stunning... it will just give you a slightly different look, and hopefully give your 3y/o something to do to stay out of your hair - Cheers - Tracy!
Guest 01-Nov-2004 23:24
Hi Dorys - Look at the link below your message to see how this shot was made. It was just sidelight from a window (and dumb luck). ;)
ctfchallenge01-Nov-2004 23:20
i have to agree with everyone's comments. the lighting is supurb. i must learn how to. dorys
Guest 01-Nov-2004 15:37
Chet outhttp://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1010&message=10895973
for the setting in which this shot was taken. Christina
Rod 31-Oct-2004 12:27
A beautiful shot Christina, the framing & light works towards the romance of your shot. I love this one.
Shu31-Oct-2004 02:44
Lovely shot. I always envy folks who do such a great job of photographing closeups of plants and flowers, but never was successful myself. This makes me want to pursue macro photography. Shu
ctfchallenge30-Oct-2004 23:21
Thanks for your comment. I wish I could post the shot I took of this setup with the kids all around. It was a riot. But fun to shoot these beautiful gerbera daisies. Best regards, Christina
ctfchallenge30-Oct-2004 23:05
LOL on your comments. Sounds like you were doing a dance of your own. Good shot despite everything.

Mary Anne