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Wicked Dark
04-07-2011, 01:12 PM
These flowers were covered in frost this morning, but when the first rays of the sun came over the trees, the frost didn't stand a chance. It's whitlow grass, the very first thing to bloom in the spring.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5598003934_1135157eee_b.jpg

shot w/the E-30, OM 90mm f2 legacy macro | 25mm ext tube | ISO 100 | 1/30th | f11 or 16 | bag of barley camera rest.

the flowers are 1 inch or less tall and the closed blossoms are 3-4mm. Early insects love 'em.

Iguanasan
04-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Very neat, I really like all the little water droplets from the melting frost. :thumbup:

aubintbay
04-07-2011, 11:55 PM
Very nice! Love the detail and bokeh!

edG
04-08-2011, 07:43 AM
very nice use of dof and bokeh- well done

Wicked Dark
04-08-2011, 09:04 AM
thanks guys. I wasn't sure about the bokeh...the water droplets made such intense refractions, but then I decided it helped bring a sense of warmth and spring thaw which I was relying on the light to give. So hard to frame and focus though!

MoinMoin
04-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Wonderful image - I like here the backfroung as well like the flowers.

Bambi
04-08-2011, 01:12 PM
I love the bokeh. it shows the sparkle that must have been so evident this morning. Lovely capture!

QuietOne
04-09-2011, 08:59 PM
Love the detail of the flowers. Nicely done.

JAS_Photo
04-10-2011, 03:33 AM
Very nice! Hopefully we have some little tough guys emerging from the snow soon as well!

Wicked Dark
04-10-2011, 09:35 AM
thanks peeps. when I went back out to photograph the bees I noticed that though tiny, these have a powerful scent that's similar to tulips. I never noticed that before.