Dick Perkins  

 Bird of paradise by Dick Perkins

October 2020 - Bird of paradise

About the Image(s)

Simple flower extracted from its normal, cluttered environment and rendered to focus attention just on the elegance of the flower itself. Post-processing to add a supportive but not intrusive background. Botanical portraiture.

6 comments posted

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
great colors. good fine detail, and nice work cutting it out of the background.   Posted: 10/06/2020 21:25:09

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
This really is a striking image - sharp, excellently composed and processed. You have captured the beauty of this flower extremely well. I think the background gradation is also well handled.   Posted: 10/07/2020 02:29:40

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Well done, Sir Richard! I have several Birds of paradise in my folders from trip to our fiftieth state. That said, this is one of the more impressive ones I have seen. As mentioned, color and detail were handled well. The background has a relaxing feel to it."Botanical Portrait" suits it well.   Posted: 10/09/2020 11:46:37

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Very detailed and colorful. I also like the background color so the flower stands out.   Posted: 10/09/2020 12:52:00

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Great capture with an excellent choice of background as well.   Posted: 10/11/2020 06:56:50

John Hackett   John Hackett
Fantastic colours and shapes.It all goes together well. I have seen these plants before but never in such vivid colours I have seen greens and reds but never the blue.The background makes the flower really stand out.   Posted: 10/16/2020 09:58:54


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