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Tulip Study - Inside and Out

I rescued some tulips from a vase just before they bit the dust. They were a few days past their "guaranteed 5 days" limit and a few of the petals drifted onto the hall floor as I transported the vase and its contents to the "studio".

Peeping over the petals

This was taken with my Pentax K-5 camera and Pentax 100mm f2.8 Macro Lens. Exposure 1/180 sec at f/16 100 ISO. Off camera flash was used for the main light source and 5 images were taken at slightly different focus setting, then focus stacked using Adobe Photoshop.

The final image was edited using ON1 Photo Raw 2019. Dynamic contrast and sharpening were added to the green centre using the built-in ON1 effects and slight blurring was applied to the petals to give even more contrast.