Dick States  


Pink petunia by Dick States

November 2019 - Pink petunia

About the Image(s)

This is from a hanging basket by my front door. It's a 11 image stack. Taken at f-8, 1/6 sec., ISO 200, -2 stops. Mirrow up, using a tripod.


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11 comments posted

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
Another lovely picture, Dick, I like it.Simple, colourful, all the usual technical ticks.

I wonder if removing the leaf on the stem as it enters the picture so that we only see the stem might improve it? Also would a few degrees of rotation anti-clockwise make the unfurled flower a bit less horizontal without spoiling the angle of the main bloom? Darkening the end of that second bloom might help concentration on the main one.   Posted: 11/08/2019 02:25:13

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Hi, Dick.
I like this image very much. Wonderful detail in the open blossom. The bud adds a lot and leads the eye to the leaf detail giving added interest. Pleasing composition.
I would not change a thing. Very attractive!   Posted: 11/09/2019 18:05:39

Madhusudhan Srinivasan   Madhusudhan Srinivasan
(Group 67)
Elegant image! Beautiful color contrast Dick. Which s/w do you use to stitch the stacking images? PS?   Posted: 11/09/2019 20:39:10
Dick States   Dick States
Thanks, Madhusudhan, for the nice comments. I'm using Helicon Focus for my stacks.   Posted: 11/10/2019 17:57:40

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
(Groups 24 & 61)
I do love this photo! I also want to thank you for sharing the soft ware you used. The image has such beautiful detail and color. I also like how you use a black background. Well done!   Posted: 11/10/2019 19:35:52
Dick States   Dick States
Thanks, Donna, for the nice comments. Thanks for stopping by.   Posted: 11/14/2019 12:22:49

Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Impressed as always by your images, colors, detail, composition, and very good taste to choose your subjects. Congratulations.   Posted: 11/13/2019 06:34:43

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Perfect photo -- great composition!   Posted: 11/16/2019 10:04:46

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
You have floral images down pat, Dick! You are the master and we are the fledgling students learning at your feet! d;¬{D   Posted: 11/21/2019 12:11:58
Dick States   Dick States
Thanks Tom. I feel a good image begins with being able to visualize the finished product( the art of seeing) before you even click the shutter release. I do not shoot the first flower I see. I look for the best flower for location, condition and for the composition I want. Most important the background has to be right and I prefer to make this happen in the camera. Many times I walk away without an image because these things did not come together. Last I believe you need right equipment for successful outcome. 99% of my images will be shot using a tripod, polarizer, cable release and much of the time mirror up a shuttered eye piece. After all that a large % of my images are deleted. They do not measure up to what I visualized before I ever shot the image.   Posted: 11/21/2019 13:58:49
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Your results are a testament to that. I also reject the bulk of my captures as they will be lacking something important that cannot be compensated for in post. d;¬{D   Posted: 11/21/2019 15:14:21