Friday, July 8, 2016
Anthurium plants are very difficult to photograph successfully. This particular one had a beautiful curving leaf with beautiful light on it. It was just a matter of finding the best angle to show off the curve, and at the same time incorporate the warm tones. I took dozens of images from different angles and this is the only one that worked.
When photographing flowers and plants, it can take some effort to find the best angle. Often you do not know whether you were successful until you get home and download. It is not always easy to judge the success of an image by viewing it on your camera's view screen. For some reason it often takes the "big screen" to show you what you really have.
For that reason, I always recommend taking a lot of shots from many different camera angles and heights. Give yourself every opportunity to get great shots. Stalk the plant. Look at it, REALLY look at it, to determine what will give you what you are looking for. Look for complementary colors, leading lines, and pleasing shapes. Explore every angle. Leave no stone unturned and you will be rewarded for your efforts.
1/3200 sec., f/3.2, ISO 400. Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens on Canon 7D Mark II, handheld.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary determination." --unknown