Partridgeberry

Mitchella repens
Newaygo County, June 22, 2005
The next image was photographed with the Sony Cybershot DSC F707 configured for APERTURE PRIORITY at F8.0 and an ISO film speed of 100. Next, the image was taken with fired flash because the flower was NOT directly illuminated by Sunlight. The flash was covered with 16 single layers of tissue to diffuse the light. While pressing the shutter HALFWAY, the cross hairs of the spot meter were placed on the brightess part of the flower where sharp focus is still desired...in order to make everything in the LCD screen as dark as possible. Then, while STILL resting the camera on some object, the flower is centered and the shutter is SLOWLY squeezed the rest of the way such that the photographer does NOT know when the flash will fire. Now...why go to all of that trouble? If the photographer wants to capture the detail in any flower, Sunlight helps; however, when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, the photographer can improvise and capture the detail in poorly lighted scenes.
Newaygo County, June 22, 2005
Newaygo County, June 22, 2005
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