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Dazzling Astrantia

Macro Art
Dazzling Astrantia by Annemarie Farley

Image details - Dazzling Astrantia

Photographer: Annemarie Farley
Competition: Competition 9
Category: Macro Art
Location: Preesall, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Description

Astrantia is a genus which has been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and has several common names such as; melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well-known - masterwort.

I have been trying lots of new techniques recently with bokeh. The challenge here was to get a bokeh effect with my 105mm lens. To get a strong effect I tried water on the leaves and flower heads, then gel, followed by glitter and water. The glitter worked a treat but it had to be very sunny to get this effect.

Awarded

Highly Commended - Macro Art