|Diamond Bar, California, Canon EOS 60d, Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar|
The yellow poppy was captured indoor. I snuck it from outside my work place and brought it back to my office. The poppy is wild here in California so it immediately withered before I could take a shot of it looking fresh so I inverted it and let it dangled behind a black folder. I didn't use any flash. No tripod either. Hand-helding was such a pain that I have to shoot several images until my arms cramped. The original image looked prosaic but I was able to bring out the texture using luminosity mask in PS - a new technique that I learned so I applied it.
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