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Fun with a Gerber Daisy…

For the last several weeks and until the end of November, I have a bunch of different things I am working on with my photography. Recently I have been working with my friend Rachel on going through the Nichole V Workshop in a Box, and I am also doing a mini-mentorship with Melissa Koehler, who also has been trying to help me stretch my wings.

Here is what I have come up with most recently for both: I am working on complementary colors with the Rachel, and with shooting from different angles and macro with Melissa.

These first two I took in the house. I was sitting quite far away and using a long lens so I could zoom in to get more background blur. I was trying for an unusual crop…

For this the rest, I went outside. I placed the flower on the ground to get the nicest backdrop (and the complementary colors), and then I layed on the ground right along with it to get the angle I wanted.

And here are some more macros:

I think this is my favorite from the day. I was using the reverse macro ring with the 50/1.8:

  • Laura A - October 13, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    I think I need a macro lens!! (and a whole lot of practice of course) Your shots are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Fun - October 13, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    Oh I love these!! So simple and so beautiful. And these are my favorite flower!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anders - October 13, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Ohhhhh, I looooove these sooo much!!! Totally ME! Well done Jessica!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - October 14, 2011 - 4:52 am

    I love these. The tone is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - October 16, 2011 - 1:05 am

    These are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - October 17, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    Oh Jessica! These are so beautiful… sexy even! Well done! You have such an eye for composition.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey - October 17, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    I love the complementary colors. I personally don’t know a thing about photography but from an untrained eye, may I say that you are excelling in your demonstration of technique! Beautiful job!ReplyCancel