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4/6/2009

Primrose in the Morning

Primrose in the Morning

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This is one of those shots where I wish I could say I took it because its best feature…but honestly I did not even see the dew drops on the petals until I was processing the image in Lightroom. I was out birding for a very few moments before work, hurrying around my first visit to a new location in a Galveston (I am in Galveston only once a year for a few days) and I was almost back to the car. I had taken several flower shots along the way, since the birds were pretty thin, and I saw the primrose by the path, flipped the LCD out, bent over, took three shots, and was back in the car in less than a minute. Hours later, when I downloaded the photos and loaded them into Lightroom, I picked the best of the three by the thumbnail and opened it in the Develop mode. Then I saw the dew drops. Surprise!

I know from my own experience that I am often surprised by what I see in my own best images…after I have taken them (sometimes weeks or years after).

Sony DSC H50 at full wide in macro mode (about 1/2 inch from the flower). F5.0 @ 1/250th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom, I applied just a touch of Recovery to make the water drops pop out a bit more, some Clarity and Vibrance, and the Sharpen portrait preset.

From Galveston 2009.

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