This image is again a composite of 3 separate images focused at different spots.This time I used my macro lens, not the Lensbaby and although it was taken a couple of days after the previous Coneflower, it was shot only an hour later in the evening. I don't remember if the light was similar or not but the raw files are much different in tone and brightness, with this one being much lighter and the colors are not as saturated. Usually that is what I see with the different lenses used, or maybe the light was the reason this time.
Nikon D200, 60mm 2.8 macro lens with closeup filter
PP: Reduced exposure, increased blacks, fill light and recovery slider in ACR. In CS3 I combined 3 images to get as much of the petals in focus as I could, Curves for brightness, Touch of Light on the center, sharpened with the highpass filter on softlight, Levels for more brightness
SC Christmas Digital Papers
6 months ago