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January 31st - Daffodil 2
31-JAN-2005

January 31st - Daffodil 2

Here is the same daffodil as yesterday, only a little more than 24 hours later. None of the other daffodils are even showing yet

I took this shot when I got home from work tonight. It was already dark, so I used my on-camera flash, a folded piece of paper
to both soften and bounce the light and then a piece of white cardboard positioned over the top of the flower as another
reflector. The light is softened and diffused this way, bouncing around instead of directly hitting the flower.

Here is another shot of the same flower but with the unadulterated flash directly lighting the daffodil.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/60s f/5.6 at 55.0mm iso200 with Flash full exif

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Guest 01-Feb-2005 13:25
for some reason I can only see the thumbnails, but they look good to me!
northstar3701-Feb-2005 11:39
First of the year!
Guest 01-Feb-2005 06:32
Nice lighting ... thanks for explaining how you did it. :)
Coleen Perilloux Landry01-Feb-2005 04:44
Very nice.
Michelle Jensen01-Feb-2005 04:13
Oh my gosh, this is great! I thought this might be the same daffodil as yesterday!
Guest 01-Feb-2005 03:21
Nice technique, and the dof is awesome here.
Peter Hollinger01-Feb-2005 03:17
I'm really impressed with your lighting technique -- great results, much better than the straight flash.
Herb Knufken01-Feb-2005 02:51
Nice shot