Christmas Cactus in Bud

The same flower as my last post except taken a day earlier. Also filmed in the bathroom with lighting from the skylight. A cloudy day, but it wasn’t raining.

Folks were suggesting a brighter background for my last post and that’s how I handled this one, so I thought I’d post it to see if people still feel that way.

What technical feedback would you like if any?


What artistic feedback would you like if any?


Pertinent technical details or techniques:

Canon 5DIII, 100mm f/2.8 macro, tripod and 2 second delay, 4 shot stack, f/16, 1/20, iso 1600, manual exposure, manual focus. Processed in LR & PS CC. Stacked in Helicon Focus. Slight crop for composition.

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Dennis: Is that Jingle Bells I hear in the background? I think the high key works well. I also like the fine textures that come out in the large view. Ho, ho, ho. >=))>

Really do like this white BG Dennis; makes the flower pop.