Another Holiday Greeting Card

Someone noted that a red background for a red Christmas Cactus (as in yesterday’s image) may not be the greatest. Today’s card makes three changes:

  • A new background color-wise
  • Blossom has opened further after 24 hours (should be fully open tomorrow)
  • Switched to a “politically correct” generic greeting (all the vogue these days) 😉

The first image uses several ornament balls; a gold one highlights the flower

Hover your mouse over the image for yesterday’s version (which I still like)

The changed colors & lighting make for a real mood shift

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Nikon D800E, Nikkor 105mm macro lens, circular polarizer, tripod, natural light
RAW file processed in Lightroom; no adjustments other than color & tonal contrast

The ornament balls are a few inches to a foot behind the blossom
Lens is nearly wide open for soft background focus


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      • Yes and yes..Saw Joe yesterday at the nursing home where he is recovering from pneumonia. He asked about you as he always does. Be Well, R

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