Irises forum: Night shots

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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:26 PM CST
I tried something new last night. I took some night photos of irises using the cameras flash as the only source of light.

Plot Line
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I'll try to take a few more tonight.



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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:27 PM CST
Red Neck Girl
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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Romantic Evening
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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Battlestar Atlantis
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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Songwriter
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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Queen's Circle
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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Head Games
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2016 12:36 PM CST
Very nice Rob! See if your camera has the ability to control the intensity of your flash (look at your manual). Usually a lower intensity flash will give you good results with truer color and no "hot spots". Play around with it. Also, if you have a tripod for the camera, just a plain old flashlight will do a good job as well as it's more diffuse and try back lighting the subject as well.
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it ; )

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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Gilded Cloud
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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Great tips and suggestions Anne!

I only have a simple point and shoot digital camera. My only choices are no flash, auto flash and flash on. I don't have a tripod, but I'll try some photos with a flashlight tonight.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2016 12:53 PM CST
I grow so many night blooming plants that over the years I've gotten pretty good at it with trial and error .. I've gotten to where I can capture the 'shimmer' without a color shift of some flowers .. also try backing up and shoot at different distances so your flash scatters a bit more.

I've learned the darker the colors the closer you want to be as they absorb the light and the lighter the colors reflect it.
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it ; )
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Apr 18, 2016 1:43 PM CST
Nice 'alien' shot of the visitor to Battleship Atlantis! It's fun to see the flowers in a different light. Thumbs up

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iciris
Apr 18, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby the picture of Battleship Atlanis, I want to try some night shots too,. Maybe the leaf spot won't show so bad. Shrug!

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UndertheSun
Apr 18, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Someone teased me about the leaf spot not showing up on night shots Barbara. Hilarious!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2016 3:29 PM CST
Lol .. so true!
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it ; )
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 18, 2016 3:39 PM CST
The whites are difficult during the day, so I like how Battlestar Atlantis came out.

Thanks for the tips Anne.. I find the camera books a little intimidating, so it's nice to have bits of information that relates to what I'm trying to do.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.

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iciris
Apr 18, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Mosquitos are horrible out there tonight. Glare I'll try to take pictures tomorrow after applying bug spray.

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UndertheSun
Apr 19, 2016 12:17 AM CST
I just took a few more shots and found some sleeping deer in my field. They broke the only stalk I had on Rarer than Rubies. Glare So I brought it inside and put it in a vase. The mosquitoes aren't bad at this time of night, but they are horrible at sundown.

I'm recharging the camera and I may go take a few more photos.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 19, 2016 5:02 AM CST
Looking forward to seeing more night shots!
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it ; )
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 19, 2016 9:17 AM CST
Years ago, I took a couple of night shots of Daughter of Stars -- and I loved how they turned out!!

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