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Blooming Houseleek by KeldBach Blooming Houseleek by KeldBach
Couldn't resist taking another shot of this amazing flower. 105mm macro lens + 68mm of extension tubes + focus stacking. Here it is from another angle:

Houseleek Blooming by KeldBach



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:iconliebazinha:
Liebazinha Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Awesome photo and amazing flower! +fav 
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Thanks very much. Glad you like it :rose:
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing photo! The colors are so vibrant and nice! :clap:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Thanks very much, Heidi :)
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
looks carnivorous!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Yes, it resembles the Venus Flytrap a lot [link] :)
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GabrielBB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Beautiful image!
Thank You!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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GabrielBB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Very beautiful images
Thank You
:)
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NefertitiSmenkare Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Wow this is amazing! I absolutely love it! You have some of the best flower photos I have ever seen! Excellent! Excellent work! :clap: 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. =)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
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.
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NefertitiSmenkare Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
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. =)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
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 :)
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FrodiusMaximus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Tremendous work.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thanks very much, Daniel :)
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Rand0mC Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Such cool flowers, and great shots!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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Rand0mC Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!!
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