Apple Blossom Macro


More fruit blossoms!  This is an apple blossom from our Fuji apple tree.  I shot this with my 100mm lens and it was hand held.  Settings were: f/5, 1/1000 sec., ISO 100.  Just adjusted levels and added a round of Topaz Detail.  Hope you are having a great weekend!


Another of my new irises.  I had to take this shot at an angle as the recent rains had knocked it down.  Photo taken in early evening with overcast skies.  Processed in Elements 6 with High Pass and dodged and burned.

Camera settings: F/ 5.6, 1/800 sec., ISO 800, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.

White Freesias

After adjusting levels and adding a high pass filter, I did a lot with my Wacom tablet and inked out some background and did some highlighting.  Then I did some extensive burning and dodging.  Love the smell of these freesias!

Camera settings:  F/4.5, 1/210 sec., ISO 64, focal length 6.3.  No flash.


The blossom is really white and I thought the contrast came out a little better in b/w.  I don’t even know what this is as it is a shoot coming from the rootstock of one of our ash trees.  I had very narrow depth of field which can be both good and bad. . . Camera settings: F/5.0, 1/100 sec., ISO 100 and focal length 43 mm.