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    Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Got out to my house in Arizona late last night. Woke up to gloomy stormy weather this morning (of course when it has just turned beautiful in NY ). At one point between showers the light got really nice and when I looked outside I saw a flower on my favorite cactus. It is called an Argentine Giant - the flowers are HUGE 8" in diameter and they only last for a day (seriously first opening at night and dead the next night). Last spring I made a ton of pictures of them however I was devastated that I had to leave town when there were 27 buds ready to open a day later. Well this is really late in the season for one to bloom but the GRD2 was handy. These are all shot on Macro mode. The first shot is full frame NO cropping the second one has a minimal crop!





    On the other hand these flowers are probably about 1/2 wide....these colors are accurate and the two different purples are from 2 different bushes






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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Converted my favorite one to B&W:


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    I like the [email protected] best, me thinks. Yeah, strange weather, here in AZ. lately. I got snowed on yesterday and it's a rain/snow mix as I write this. Have fun in the desert.

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    That B&W version is gorgeous!!

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Wow, another vote for the B&W one!
    All are lovely, but that one is a cracker!
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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Thanks!
    I am excited to do a good sized print of the B&W version. It picks up the texture so nicely. Converted in Lightroom with a methodology Jack taught us in San Juan.

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Terry,
    I really like the B&W

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Thanks!
    I am excited to do a good sized print of the B&W version. It picks up the texture so nicely. Converted in Lightroom with a methodology Jack taught us in San Juan.
    Well that methodology has resulted in a beautifully balanced B&W, but it needed the skill to capture such a great image to work with in the first place!

    Nicely done Terry!

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Well folks i am impressed. Terry is in town and over my house and we just printed the flower in B&W . You should see the detail from this GRDII . We printed it 17x22 on my Epson 3800.
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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Terry
    You're giving Georgia o'Keefe (if she were alive) a run for her Money
    Such Delicacy & Detail

    Best -H
    Last edited by helenhill; 25th May 2008 at 16:03.

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Brava!

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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Fleeting Beauty.....all gone

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    So sad
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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    So sad
    This was from last year as it started to die and the dejected look to the shadow is why I love this shot.


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    Re: Up Close and Personal with the GRD2 (macros)

    Terry, that shadow truly does look sad. Great shot.

    Cheers,
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