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22 May 2016

Marigold


Many tries later, I'm still looking for that special photo of this marigold. I think tomorrow I might spritz it with olive oil like food photographers sometimes do to food...
To clarify...never put oil on living plants. Cut the stems off before applying the oil.

Food Photography Tricks


This week will be one post as I take a short break with 17 posts to go before the final 1000.

14 comments:

  1. Flowers!! I went to the feed store yesterday and thought it would be a good day to buy some flowering plants, since they have such a big stock right now. Ahem. They have SUCH a big stock, I went through the whole place twice and left empty-handed because I couldn't choose at all!
    (p.s. Maybe you are joking, but I don't know think oil would be a good thing for any bee or other bug visiting that marigold...)

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    1. Hi Quinn,
      Thank you for pointing out. I see my post isn't clear enough. I added an explanation about the oil.
      The flower is cut off, removed from the plant before oil is applied. Using oil to enhance photos is a food photography trick for still life photographs.

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  2. Dear Maywyn this looks like a gorgeous flower. Hope you find the perfect photo. Makes sence to not spray living plants with oil. I am sure the bugs would not be happy:)! Thank you for coming over to smile at my treed ground hog. Yes he does resemble a koala bear now that you mention it. Have a delightful day.

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      Your ground hog photo is adorable! It will look nice on note cards. I hope you paint that pictures someday :)
      Have a beautiful week!

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  3. What lovely colours. Last year I had some marigolds in my garden but they were orange and yellow.

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    1. Hi Loree,
      I hope you post photos of your marigolds this year.
      The maroon and yellow remind me of the old fashion ones I saw when I was a kid. Marigolds are a favorite because their scent reminds me of autumn.
      Have a great week!

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  4. Beautiful marigold. Am interested to see the difference in the photos.

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    1. Hi Pat,
      Thank you. The other photos are off center or blurry. I hope to take more today.
      Have a great week!

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  5. God bless you, Maywyn! It's been a delight knowing you in our blogs!

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    1. Hi Debra,
      Back at ya! Your garden is a delight to see. I still think of the photos you've posted on your blog, and the charming videos.
      Have a great week!

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  6. Love marigolds...my allergies hate them, though. The Day of the Dead celebrations throughout the SW utilize marigolds like you wouldn't believe, for the shrines for the three days...just beautiful! Happy Tuesday, May!

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    1. PS - My blue moon photos failed miserably...all I got was a bright glowing orb, with no definition - SIGH!

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    2. Hi Tanya,
      I'm not sure what setting to use for definition of the Moon. Keep trying.
      I use automatic and the landscape settings on the Canon, and even then sometimes all I get is the glowing orb.

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    3. The marigolds don't bother my allergies. I guess there's not enough close enough.
      Happy Wednesday Tanya!

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