Wow this is amazing! I absolutely love it! You have some of the best flower photos I have ever seen! Excellent! Excellent work! So detailed! Oh! I have one question actually....what is better to get first...a macro or telephoto lens? Kind of off topic, I know. Back on topic...I've always found that particular colour difficult to capture...kind of like red, but you've done it so nicely.
Thanks for your kind words The colours in this shot are actually a little too bright for my taste. I usually don't shoot flowers in the middle of the day (due to the harsh light), but since the wind had just calmed down, I took the chance nevertheless.
To judge from the many flower shots your gallery, you should probably get the macro lens first. You'll be able to get even more up close than now. The telephoto lens is better suited for shooting birds and other kinds of wildlife.
You're welcome. Thank you so much for the advice. Yeah, I usually like shooting earlier in the morning. In the middle of the day there are too many shadows, or at least they're more prominent, and the strong sunlight is always a problem with most colours. Wind can be a great issue. It's still a wonderful photograph though. Would decresing the lighting of the photo is photoshop(or a program of that sort) help any? I heard that macro lenses are quite expensive....guess I'll be saving for a while.
I have already tweaked it quite a bit in Photoshop, so I don't think it gets any better now. I would rather take a new shot next time a flower emerges
Sure, macro lenses are quite expensive, but you could consider a third-party one from Sigma, Tamron or Tokina. They are almost as good as the original ones and cost only about the half. A macro filter to put in front of your existing lens is another possibility to consider