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The Banana Leaf Slide

Posted by
Srinivas Koduri (Wheeling, IL, United States) on 27 September 2006 in Plant & Nature.

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Took this couple of weeks back in the backyard. I pat myself for doing a decent job, considering its raining heavily, holding a wooden plank for that dark background with one hand, and shooting with the other hand in a low lit situation (thank god because turning flash on works like a charm to get the detail in close up/macro shots). Last but not the least Post processing the picture does a better job than me. I am satisfied with this picture though bottom right is not in focus, afterall my camera does'nt have manual focus option.

SONY DSC-S600 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 80 6 mm

Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

I would not have questioned you, even if you said that this is a macro shot of the back of a grasshopper or some green insect.

27 Sep 2006 5:13am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

I commend you on your dedication! One trick instead of the plank is to rely on your flash solely for light and set your camera so that it is way underexposed (like f/16 at 1/1000 second) your flash will illuminate your subject while everything else is black even in bright daylight.

I like the detail in the drops and the lines of the leaf on this one.

27 Sep 2006 7:20am

@Jason Kravitz: thank you for the noteworthy tip jason. Although my camera does'nt allow me to have set f-numbers and shutter speeds manually, i wud go with exposure compensation option and will fire flash to see if it works.

Rodion Kovenkin from Mogilev, Belarus

Love it. Very good cropped.

27 Sep 2006 9:22am

Ryan Yam from Quezon City, Philippines

Nice shot! however I would prefer the green to be darker to give it that 'fresher' after the rain look :)

27 Sep 2006 10:32am

Addey from London, United Kingdom

Thumbs up from me!

27 Sep 2006 11:20am

Madhusudhan Rao from Hyderabad, India

Excellent shot. POB from me too...

27 Sep 2006 4:21pm

Raghu Bemgal from Lincoln, United States

nice effort there srinu.. :)

27 Sep 2006 5:31pm

Mike Yee from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

That shot is amazing!

29 Sep 2006 1:19am

1/40 second
ISO 80
6 mm