Hydrangea by handymaurice

Hydrangea

Today my subject was a dried Hydrangea flower - we managed a day clearing the garden today and i noticed this dried flower on the compost heap. The fine network of veins is so delicate
This is so beautiful and delicate
February 29th, 2016  
Elegant shot! fav for me. Love the two colors here they balance one another.
February 29th, 2016  
Wow! Stunning detail. I love things like this! FAV
February 29th, 2016  
Lovely detail!
February 29th, 2016  
Beautiful delicate detail and capture fav!
February 29th, 2016  
Absolutely lovely.
February 29th, 2016  
Very delicate!
February 29th, 2016  
@alinz @sarahdphoto @ziggy77 @noko411 @thewatersphotos @jporcaro @dridsdale Thank you all for the kind coments - when I saw this 'skeleton' I quickly formed a picture in my mind but executing it was more difficult - I did not achieve quite the DOF I wanted resulting in some of the edges lacking the sharpness I was seeking - I used f29 but of course using a 105 macro and two extension tubes my DOF was still very narrow. Any advice on how to improve would be much appreciated - I have thought of using a prime (85mm) and then enlarging to get same effect - or is the answer to stack?
February 29th, 2016  
Great skeletal bones and bokeh. Love it.
February 29th, 2016  
Fantastic lighting and details.
February 29th, 2016  
@365projectorgsebgritt Thank you for the comments - this is back lit with daylight through a window and one LED light on the face and against a plain coloured wall @teachntravel thank you for taking the time to look - I have taken a quick look at your site (at work so will have to wait until I get home this evening to spend more time) you seem to be in a much more photogenic place than me!
February 29th, 2016  
Beautiful lacy texture and killer background color. Lovely.
February 29th, 2016  
I love skeleton leaves and the background to this is super. Such detail.
February 29th, 2016  
Such a delicate skeletal find. I love your choice of background colour. I think that this would make a good candidate for focus stacking and combine into 1 image to get That perfect sharpness all over..
February 29th, 2016  
@deborah63 I agree - I think I will get myself a focus rail - I tried once before when I hired a rail and photographed a golf ball on a tee - it was relativey straightforward but timeconsuming taking one shot every mm on the rail and then took a time to stack in Photoshop - trouble is I have cleared away all the skeletal flowers - but will search the garden again
March 1st, 2016  
Simply gorgeous!
February 2nd, 2017  
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