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Echeveria pulidonis "Hercules" - flowers 3, Heesch, Netherlands Cultivated/purchased plant. The exact species is unknown. It may be possible to identify it based on the flowers, but no clear match yet due to several candidates.<br />
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Echeveria pulidonis "Hercules" - flowers 3, Heesch, Netherlands

Cultivated/purchased plant. The exact species is unknown. It may be possible to identify it based on the flowers, but no clear match yet due to several candidates.

Echeveria sp., Heesch, Netherlands Cultivated/purchased plant. The exact species is unknown. It may be possible to identify it based on the flowers, but no clear match yet due to several candidates.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135370/echeveria_pulidonis_hercules_-_flowers_1_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135368/echeveria_pulidonis_hercules_-_flowers_2_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135367/echeveria_pulidonis_hercules_-_flowers_3_heesch_netherlands.html Diffuser,Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World,the Netherlands

Echeveria pulidonis "Hercules" - flowers 1, Heesch, Netherlands Cultivated/purchased plant. The exact species is unknown. It may be possible to identify it based on the flowers, but no clear match yet due to several candidates.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135369/echeveria_sp._heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135368/echeveria_pulidonis_hercules_-_flowers_2_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
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Echeveria pulidonis "Hercules" - flowers 2, Heesch, Netherlands Cultivated/purchased plant. The exact species is unknown. It may be possible to identify it based on the flowers, but no clear match yet due to several candidates.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135369/echeveria_sp._heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/135370/echeveria_pulidonis_hercules_-_flowers_1_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
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    comments (9)

  1. Whoa, these shots are so gorgeous! Were the succulents already in bloom when you bought them? Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, they were like this when I purchased them. The flowers lasted for a few weeks under my "care" regime.

      Thanks for liking the photo. This series are basically a tryout with the new diffuser, the one Julien made for me. I'm still struggling a bit and having variable results, but when it works, it works well: you get this soft exposure without hard shadows or reflections.
      Posted one month ago
      1. Nice! Flowers on succulents never last long for me either. Your diffuser looks really similar to mine, but fancier. I'll take a pic of it the next time I use it. Posted one month ago
        1. Great, really curious about how it looks, and also what your experience in handling it is. Posted one month ago
          1. Mine has a 3-D printed screw on ring for the end of the lens. I don't like that part and so, I took it off. Instead, I attach the white part to the lens with elastic underneath (like yours) and a bit of tape, lol. I don't have the black part on top like you do. My diffuser is made out of plastic, but I have a foam one in the same shape that I have not tried yet.

            Overall, I like the diffuser. But, I really doubt it will be practical to take on hikes. It's too big and will probably scare away bugs and get in my way. But, for studio photography, I like it a lot.

            Do you like yours so far?
            Posted one month ago
            1. I've only used it indoors and in the garden thus far.

              Results vary as light is really complicated but in cases where it works, it works really well. Meaning, I'm seeing a very significant improvement over my usual twin-flash setup which creates hard shadows and ugly reflections.

              There's also downsides. It's indeed big and fragile, and sometimes I can't make the shot as the diffuser touches foliage, displacing the subject. Flash range is a bit more limited compared to without the diffuser. Sometimes the diffuser casts a shadow, making focusing hard. I have a small internal light in the diffuser to solve this, but I need a stronger one.

              I will definitely continue experimenting with it. For studio work it's definitely a keeper and I hope to learn to use it well in the field too. Let's see!
              Posted one month ago
              1. It's fun to experiment with! I hope you have luck with it outdoors. Mine has definitely improved lighting for studio photography. Posted one month ago
  2. This is truly exhibit quality. Tell us more about the diffuser. Do you have plans for a DIY? Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks so much, William. Here it is:



      It actually is a DIY, just not made by me. Julien made it for me:

      JulienJulien

      If you'd like to learn more about these types of diffusers, it's conceptually similar to the so-called "Beetle diffuser":

      Posted one month ago, modified one month ago

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Uploaded May 20, 2022. Captured Apr 10, 2022 08:06.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO125
  • 105mm