The Photo Story
I bought my wife a poinsettia and mum arrangement for Christmas. Soon after I brought it home, the poinsettia was in my macro photography studio in the basement. My wife suspected this behavior when I purchased the poinsettia.
I noticed one of the poinsettia leaves were a different color. The leaf was kind of orange and green like it hadn’t quite turned red yet. I backlit the leaf from below using an Ikea clip-on gooseneck lamp. This gives the leaf this glowing appearance.
I mounted my Olympus OM-D on a tripod and used a remote shutter release to minimize camera shake. I manually focused the image by zooming in on the LCD screen.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus 60mm f/28 Macro Lens
Focal Length: 60mm
Shutter Speed: .4 seconds
Lighting: Used a gooseneck desk lamp to backlight the poinsettia leaf
This photo required only minor post processing.
- I used detail extractor in Color Efex Pro 4 to lightly increase the details in the photo.
- Selectively adjusted the brightness and saturation using Viveza 2.
- Sharpened the photo using Unsharp Mask in Adope Photoshop CC.