20-June-2011

Yellow Cactus Flower. 

I was reviewing image from previous years and realised that I may have missed the cactus blooming. I went out this afternoon  and found that one was still blooming. Three images. The first “as is” from a Leica D-Lux 5. The next is from a Nikon D3x and 105 mm macro lens. The final is a composite from the Nikon D3x and 105 mm macro from 16 images combined using Helicon Focus. Let me know what you think.

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Yellow Cactus Flower. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 400, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/250 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Focus Magic. Converted to sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Cactus Flower. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 400, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/250 sec) Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Focus Magic. Converted to sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Yellow Cactus Flower. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100. 105 mm, f/22, 1/1.6 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Focus Magic. Converted to sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Cactus Flower. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100. 105 mm, f/22, 1/1.6 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Focus Magic. Converted to sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Yellow Cactus Flower. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100. 105 mm, f/4, multiple). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro then multiple (16) images combined with Helicon Focus. Converted to sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Cactus Flower. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100. 105 mm, f/4, multiple). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro then multiple (16) images combined with Helicon Focus. Converted to sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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