Working with five bracketed shots increases the tone mapping possibilities and adds detail, but I'm not yet able to get the "bleach bypass" look I used in earlier sunflower pictures with three brackets. The lush colors don't quite make it in the JPEG version.
This is a direct monochrome that has a smooth, velvety feel.
This version splits the mid tones sepia and blue.
Finally, a monochrome solarization in a sepia/aqua split tone.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, five brackets around f/22 @ 3s, Auto WB, tripod w/Acratech GP ball head
Lighting: Fluorescent Photo Daylight
Location: Home studio GPSProcessing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro, Nik Dfine, Vivenza, Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro