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Heracleum sphondylium  Common hogweed,Flora,Heracleum sphondylium,Macro,Plants,bloom,blossom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Lars, I have to ask you...What sort of lighting setup do you have!? Your shots are always so atmospheric and beautiful!

    Any tips for budding photographers wanting to add some depth to their photos!?
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. I shoot exclusively handheld and without any flash. So, the only lighting set I actually got is what mother nature offers to me.
      I am former art-director though, which keeps me running each and every shot thru photoshop.
      I keep a focusing eye on the species I shoot but try not to destroy natural colors or moods.
      Especially for macro shots I always keep some surrounding within the shot to show the natural habitat (and to show that it is not a studio shot).
      That's what I only do in post processing:
      - Finding the best grafical composition, adjusting it to my format template (I never use any other)
      - reduce or delete grain
      - adjusting contrasts
      - adjusting tones (within the given natural palette)
      - most of the times vignetting in order to work out a better focus on the focal point
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Maximum processing time for each shot: 20 minutes.
        It's really not much I am doing with my shots :)
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Thank you! You are definitely an artist! Posted 2 years ago
          1. Thanks, but I wouldn't say that about myself.
            I shoot with a passion to my subjects, though. :)
            Posted 2 years ago
  2. Agree with Lisa. Your shots are always so artistic and ethereal. Absolutely wonderful. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you, too, Christine. :) Posted 2 years ago

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''Heracleum sphondylium'', commonly known as hogweed, common hogweed or cow parsnip, is a herbaceous perennial or biennial plant, in the umbelliferous family Apiaceae that includes fennel, cow parsley, ground elder and giant hogweed. It is native to Europe and Asia. The common name eltrot may also be applied, but is not specific to this species. Umbelliferous plants are so named because of the umbrella-like arrangement of flowers they produce. The North American species ''Heracleum maximum'' is.. more

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