Barbara Dunn  


Twin Orchids by Barbara Dunn

March 2020 - Twin Orchids

About the Image(s)

Canon 7D Mark II; 48mm; 1/80 sec.; f/16; ISO 640.

This is a photo taken at the current orchid show at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Steps for image:
1. Blurred background, using Topaz AI Mask.
2. Used Silver Effects Pro with "High Structure Smooth" filter to change to black and white.
3. Resized for PSA website.
4. Sharpened, using "Unsharp Mask" in Photoshop.


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

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
When I think of Orchids I think of colour but this one showing the shades of black to white allow me to see the texture of this macro capture make it more powerful as the odd colours don;t distract.   Posted: 03/10/2020 08:15:20

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
The use of B&W has really brought out the contrast and texture of the flowers. Great composition too although it could do with that third element to stop your eye bouncing back and forth. I know that nature doesn't always think of the photographer though. :)   Posted: 03/15/2020 09:35:01

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Barbara, Lovely image, by converting to B&W makes the details of the orchid standout, It has good focus and is sharp, using f16 has enabled you to have all the flower in focus but nicely separated from the background. I agree with Steven that a third flower could strengthen the image.   Posted: 03/18/2020 05:18:41

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
great symmetry and the monochrome treatment allows a good tonal contrast.   Posted: 03/18/2020 10:38:49