Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  


Milkweed Pod by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

November 2020 - Milkweed Pod

About the Image(s)

Sony 6300;Canon 100 mm macro; f/8; 1/800; iso 800; Taken in field with tripod. Processed in PS. There
was a slight wind and that is why 1/800 was used. Some color dodging and burning was used in
processing. After copying the image, the rectangular marquee tool was used to make a selection around
the image. A color was selected and a 10 px stroke was made and parts were removed with the eraser tool.


This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted




Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Outstanding image in my opinion, well done!! So much captured detail and love the way you have used the marquee tool.   Posted: 11/01/2020 16:01:46



Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I think the clarity and composition of this image is simply stunning. This is one of the images that will linger in the mind of the viewer for some time. The golden stroke border, in this instance worked quite well.

Is this image photostacked?   Posted: 11/02/2020 10:34:24
Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Larry, thanks for you comments. Yes, it was several images processed in Helicon focus.   Posted: 11/02/2020 15:04:37



Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
I love the detail in the milkweed particularly on the right. The colors of the seeds, pods, etc. really bring you right to the white. It's a very nice photo.   Posted: 11/05/2020 10:43:33



Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Those delicate lines of the strands make the image for me.Your selection of the golden border was perfect.   Posted: 11/16/2020 15:12:05



Than Sint   Than Sint
The skills of macro photography and post processing can obviously seen. I highly like the details, color tone and well managed WB. It is the skills.   Posted: 11/21/2020 18:55:51



Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
You have great sharpness throughout. I'm surprised that you got that with Helicon focus with a breeze blowing. I would think it would be hard to line up the individual images. I don't know about the stroke. I would like to see a more complete rectangle but that would be hard to do with this subject. Maybe a slight vignette could have been used to keep the viewer's eye where you wanted it.   Posted: 11/24/2020 13:29:36



Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
This could be a wall hanger. Love the tones and the sharpness captures the texture of the filaments. The stroke is ok. It does help set the colors, but I think the image would be stunning without it also.   Posted: 11/24/2020 16:57:48



David Robb   David Robb
Revisiting the group today and I see my comment did not show up. Forgot to push the button.
A very sharp vivid photograph which you seem to excel at. Hopefully I'll be there some day.
Perhaps a more subtle color for the border as my eyes are pulled to the frame. A black frame possibly.   Posted: 11/26/2020 13:42:22