- May 21, 2020 at 11:24 am #446198
f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO = 400, FL = 46.0mm
- May 21, 2020 at 9:04 pm #446243bethParticipant
gorgeous peony. the light really shows off the layers of petals.
- May 22, 2020 at 7:16 am #446279JasenkaGKeymaster
This is gorgeous! You captured really well those delicate multi-layered petals.
- May 22, 2020 at 11:17 am #446286Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Hi Greg, the composition, the light and the details work really well. Loving the soft colours too 🙂
- May 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm #4462913pcoParticipant
It’s a beautiful peony (peonie?), but I disagree with everyone. I don’t like the shot.
The green leaves hanging down from the top are the only things in true focus. They draw my eye away from the flowers. I assume it was windy and that’s why you shot 1/1600, but your autofocus appears to have screwed you by glomming onto those leaves (this looks like a crop from a larger image in which they might have been more central), the back of the flower is very soft. I think the smaller flower at the bottom messes up your composition, as do the gree leaves hanging in front of the blossom, and I think the back of the main flower is too dark. I know you’re all on about the evening light, but a bit of flash would have frozen the motion and allowed more dof.
Okay, so I’m a curmudgeon.
- This reply was modified 1wk, 2d ago by 3pco.
- May 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm #446304
Oh, but you are an incredibly useful curmudgeon. Thanks for your input.
- May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm #446305
Thanks for the input, Ladies. It’s far from perfect, as 3pco aptly points out, but this one made me feel good!
- May 25, 2020 at 8:34 pm #446630Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
Yeah I would be looking for far softer light. Flowers struggle with direct light in photos.
- May 25, 2020 at 10:11 pm #446637FrankParticipant
Wonderful petals and different hues of color of the flower, but the light is just too harsh, making the whites too blown out. With full sun like this using a diffuser over the flower will make all the difference.
- This reply was modified 6d, 5h ago by Frank.
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