Photographs from the Nashua Orchid show, February 13th, 2016. Most of these shots were taken using two flashes. One was placed below or behind the flower and the other was on camera or in front of the flower. Exposure was controlled by flash output and the camera was set to f11. Being a micro four thirds camera, this setting yields the same depth of field as f22 on a full frame camera. The lens used was a Panasonic 14-140 zoom, used mostly at the mid to long end of the range, mounted on a 10mm extension ring. No focus stacking was used. In most cases the background was bright enough to be distracting but dark enough that it could be easily blacked out using simple Lightroom tools.
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