Extreme Close Up High Dynamic Range

HDR-3 RAW Files, f/11, 60mm, ISO 100, 6 seconds, -1..0..+1 EV, natural light

HDR technique is used mostly in landscape and architectural photography. If you go to Flickr and search the word HDR you will see what I am talking about. But HDR is an abused technique where people just move the adjustment sliders to the right resulting to unreal, fake hues etc etc.
When you can’t tell a photo to be HDR then that is a good HDR.
Why am I doing this with flower macro photography then? Because I can and you can too!
These pictures were shot on a tripod with three exposures (-1..0..+1 EV). I used Photomatix Pro 4 to create the HDR with tone mapping and detail enhanced. I increased the overall saturation, vibrance, clarity, sharpness in Adobe Lightroom 4. Curve adjustment to increase the overall contrast.
HDR-3 RAW Files, f/11, 60mm, ISO 100, 3 seconds, -1..0..+1 EV, natural light

HDR-3 RAW Files, f/11, 60mm, ISO 100, 1.3 seconds, -1..0..+1 EV, natural light

You really have to check these softwares out. Even the pros use Photomatix so I highly recommend it as well.

Keep shootin’

Abe

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