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stlouis missouri us usa plant flower macro PUCC lavendar 071810

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Thank you to all who have written/called and commented on how Christopher - he is really doing very well - better than expected.
He is really touched with the outpouring of wishes and prayers.
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Another beauty to finish (or start off) your day
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Have a fantastic week!

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(constructive critique is welcome)

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Aug 13 2010 02:24 GMT potterjo
Glad he is continuing to improve! Lovely flower.
Aug 13 2010 03:52 GMT fhelsing PRO
lovely flowers help, too!
Aug 13 2010 05:58 GMT Annamaria
It really is a beauty Bill!!
Aug 13 2010 08:07 GMT MargNZ
That is good news Bill . This is a beautiful image :))
Aug 13 2010 09:19 GMT annieann PRO
that's a beauty
Aug 13 2010 15:02 GMT Lalbabu
Superb beauty!!!!
Aug 13 2010 15:17 GMT iyerhari
i do agree, great!
Aug 13 2010 21:11 GMT Cooler PRO
So beautiful ;-)
Aug 19 2010 17:05 GMT twsottawan PRO
Thanks again for soliciting my comment. This is nice but on camera flash? You could do better. A good speedlight system and you would get more interesting lighting without really needing to try or by accident. A flash is a flash I know. But a good blitzkrieg with two or three speedlights can be a thing of beauty. Go for it. Don't be scared.
Aug 19 2010 17:42 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Thanks for the feedback. This was shot with the SB600 Speedlight triggered remotely.

Other lighting systems - $,$,$ are the reasons I don't own any yet. Fixed income tends to cause long times between purchases.

In any event, this was shot at Church between services - didn't have time to setup lighting even if I had them. Additionally, arriving late meant not seeing the flowers until then when I decide if I even want to shoot anything.
The choir practice before church - the need to change robes after and wanting to see as many friends as possible saves very little precious time to prepare even the simplest additional lighting (which again, I don't own :-)

At home, it's a different story - I have more time and control of environment.

FT1