I have had some of my favorite subjects around the house the past couple days. I love daisies. Usually I bring home the white ones. Call me a purist -- but I just like white daisies. Well, this weekend I had a baby shower at the house. The shower was for a boy -- and since it was a baby boy, I found a really pretty bunch of daisies that included blue. There were white as well -- but the blue was a very pretty blue.
So again the Composer got a workout today. I started with the +4 macro attachment. Then I switched to the +10 attachment. Then I stacked them. The photo on the blog today was made with the +4 and +10 stacked.
I really like the focus point. The blue petals get the blur -- they appear almost fluid. Again -- my eye sees blur in photos first as movement. These petals are like water in a creek -- the curves, the flow.
When I am playing around with flowers at home, I have a nice place in the kitchen near a window. I like to use the window light and the light in the kitchen -- no flash. This photo was taken using auto white balance. I used the f/4 aperture ring in the Lensbaby. The shutter speed was 1/30 and the ISO 100. Of course, I used a tripod. In Photoshop I adjusted the contrast, shadows, and highlights a little and ever so slightly boosted the saturation. Just a little on the saturation -- too much always looks funky to me.
So now I can add blue daisies to my list of favorite flowers.