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Beneath the Giant Hosta

Posted by
Larry Lefever (Lititz, United States) on 23 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Well ... it's not really that big, but it was on a hillside next to a wall in our garden, so I was able to get beneath it. For those interested: 200mm at 2.8 with a closeup filter.

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

It suggest an animate character. best...jerry

23 Apr 2010 5:42am

@ordinaryimages: I always liked the sense of motion attained with extreme closeups with wide apertures.

Manola from Bassens, France

very: best......splendid!!!!!!!!!! ;-))))

23 Apr 2010 7:03am

@Manola: Thanks, Manola. Have a great day.

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow , fantastic shot , one second more and the drop fell, superb compo and light .

23 Apr 2010 9:04am

@danou-yepa: Or one bump by a clumsy photographer. Thanks, dany.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

You just made my day by saying you used a close up lens here - I was wondering if this might be any good - for I can´t afford the macro lens I dream of =)
very beautiful composition, minimalistic and artfully.

23 Apr 2010 9:35am

@daniela scharnowski: You get what you pay for, especially with glass. I'd stay away from cheaper filters. I use a Canon 500D filter and while they tend to be a little pricey, they're not nearly as much as a macro lens. My 77mm filter was about $135. A 52mm is around $65 and of course prices vary depending on size. I like it better than extension tubes which suck up precious light. Plus, it's convenient. Good luck, and thanks for you kind words.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

I got my eye on one Marumi/58mm about 60€ for my sigma tele - the diopter is +5dpt and has the same built and quality as my sigma life size attachment lens what would be by first choice but isn´t available any more - and is not this size anyway... but I rather can 60€ spend now than 470€ (maybe christmas?)

23 Apr 2010 12:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

NO, it is not a big one, but it is very cute one :) And green color is what makes this shot !
[ I always read discussion when people are talking about macros - and never understand anything :)
My small, cheap camera has a macro setup, and I love it :) ]

23 Apr 2010 1:43pm

☾éline from United States

5 stars ! Gorgeous shot !

23 Apr 2010 6:51pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous concentration on that shot Larry!

23 Apr 2010 7:19pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

a beautiful wave of nature and life, excellent shot! love it.

23 Apr 2010 7:59pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

All focus on a tiny drop..and it looks beautiful!

23 Apr 2010 11:15pm

Bettina from United States

Interesting angle and macro abstraction. The one single drop looks perfect. Those Hostas have a kind of big presence that this soft image belies.

24 Apr 2010 2:00am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Thanks for posting EXIF. Perfect focus and shallow dof. Lovely! (I think I need to use the thesaurus to come up with words other than lovely, beautiful, wonderful.)

24 Apr 2010 9:27am

Marilla from Turku, Finland


24 Apr 2010 8:08pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I love hosta curves and you found a treasure with your focused drop!

25 Apr 2010 10:48pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfect waterdrop and perfect composition.

27 Apr 2010 6:35pm