Dick States  


Forget-Me-Not by Dick States

June 2020 - Forget-Me-Not

About the Image(s)

I had these Forget-me-not flowers growing along my front sidewalk. Never sure where they will show up every year. They seed themselves and show up somewhere every spring. My son brought home a pot of these for his mother for Mother's Day about 40 years ago and they have shown up every since. We got this late spring snow here so I was able to capture this image.
This is a 5 stack image using Helicon Focus. Taken at f-11, 1/100 sec, ISO 400 with a exposure bias of + 1 stop because of the white background. I used a tripod with a cable release.


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7 comments posted

Zolt Levay   Zolt Levay
Nicely done, Dick, an intimate portrait of these delicate flowers. Amazing that they survive the snow. Focus stacking worked well to keep plant sharp and I like the texture of the snow. I might want just a bit more room on the right, feels a little crowded, otherwise I like the composition.   Posted: 06/03/2020 11:39:36

Bill Provost   Bill Provost
How interesting with the flower protruding from the snow. The focus seems to be on point. The position of the flower is very pleasing for me. The ruminants of the snow on the leaves gives reinforcement to the facts of the conditions surrounding the flower. Nice image!   Posted: 06/04/2020 18:18:26

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Very pretty image. The texture of the snow compliments the delicate blossoms as does the purple buds along with the blue petals. The diagonal slant to the snow is effective along with the flakes on the leaf. I like the border treatment also.
Nicely done.   Posted: 06/13/2020 18:42:29

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Very pretty and interesting. I like the fact the flowers are at an angle. I might like it better if the angle were pointed a bit more toward the upper right corner. Lovely contrast in texture between the flowers and leaves and snow. I find it hard to believe these flowers would grow through the snow and bloom. Did you gather the snow as a supporting background? Or did the snow fall after the flowers had bloomed? Or what? I'm guessing there's a secret here!   Posted: 06/15/2020 16:23:36

Dick States   Dick States
The flowers were there. It snowed during the night and this was the result. I did not move or touch anything. No secret just nature at work to create something beautiful.

  Posted: 06/15/2020 16:56:11
Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Amazing! Good for you for capturing it.   Posted: 06/16/2020 21:44:05

Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Yes they are really beautiful.
Impresive how the nature create that kind of visual miracles!
I think as Zolt, maybe a little more opened frame at the right would offered a different and maybe better composition. Next year!   Posted: 06/23/2020 14:17:09