I probably should save this for St. Paddy’s Day but since I took this shot this morning, I’m using it today. I was outside briefly in pursuit, yes once again, of my lovely hummers. But this morning, they were cavorting while the fountain was in bright sun so I was anxious to get them in natural light, not as I have been doing recently, with flash. But I had to switch lenses, changing to my new 70-200mm lens, and by the time I got out there, the hummers had decided they were clean enough. While I waited futilely for their return, I took a few shots of the rosemary and I liked the view of the single stalk emerging from the dark background. It was only after I had taken several that I realized I had my WB set to Tungsten, left over from my indoor ice cream shot last evening. But for some reason I couldn’t recapture the interest of those first few shots after changing the WB to fine weather. When I downloaded them and changed the WB in Lightroom, I decided I preferred the deep, bluish green created with the tungsten WB instead of the yellower green produced using the fine weather setting. The other interesting thing to me is that the shot has its own vignette so I didn’t need to add one to set off the sprig of rosemary.
Focal Length 200mm
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Really a stunning shot! Lovely deep tones too.