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paper daisy closing up for the night
paper daisy closing up for the night

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Challenge: Shiny (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Sep 2, 2021
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125/flash fired
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2021

there were paper daisies lying around on the ground after my brother slashed the paddock .. they hadnt died yet .. i noticed ants on them and got down to get shots of the ants on the paper daisies .. then realized that the flash was creating a rather nice shine on the petals ..

took more photos thinking of this shiny challenge ..
none of the ones with ants worked for the composition as the ants move too much ..

so i put this paper daisy on a fence post and took a few shots .. it was literally closing up as i was taking photos ..

i thought i could get something way better setting something up .. using this flower but with more shine .. thinking mirror for reflection and water ..

so i set up the paper daisy on a mirror and took a heap of shots .. got them on the computer and deleted most of them ..

i had wanted the sky in the reflection but because it was so windy outside 45km/hr winds .. i had to shoot the flower inside the house .. and was difficult to line it up so i got the blue sky in the shot ..

also clouds were zooming past so lots of the shots that worked for the flower and reflection looked like the background was blown out because a white cloud was there ..

anyway ..
not sure how this will go ..

here are my out-takes ..
on the fence post ..

my attempt at photographing the flower on the mirror ..

Place: 5 out of 21
Avg (all users): 5.9189
Avg (participants): 5.4000
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Views since voting: 474
Views during voting: 75
Votes: 37
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/14/2021 11:25:05 AM
The lighting is lovely. It just glows. Nicely done.
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09/13/2021 05:32:11 PM
such a lovely idea to pick a papaer daisy, even the outtakes are wonderful. I especially love the outake #1
Congrats on a front page finish, Roz!
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09/13/2021 06:06:55 AM
Loved hearing your story of trial and error and your perseverence in getting a result you were happy with. Itís a beautiful result. Sometimes we end up with something different than what was imagined that actually turns up better! I like your outtakes as well. Congrats on HM.
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09/13/2021 01:55:31 AM
Congratulations for your beautiful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2021 09:42:23 PM
In my top three.
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09/12/2021 02:37:10 AM
Beautiful flower and composition. I like the water drops and how they shine.
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