Sherry Icardi  

Mimosa pudica by Sherry Icardi

August 2019 - Mimosa pudica

About the Image(s)

This was taken at Butterfly World in Coconet Grove, FL. There are so many flowering plants at this location that you can come away with fantastic macros of both butterflies and plants. This one called my name and asked me to take the shot! This is a Mimosa which is a flowering plant of the legume/pea family. When taken as a Macro it’s delicate nature is apparent.

1/1000 sec
Iso 125
120mm (Nikkor lens 24-120).

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

Richard Harper   Richard Harper
I think that I would crop this closer to concentrate more on the beauty of the flower, and to get rid of the uninteresting blank spaces to each side of it.   Posted: 08/09/2019 09:50:33

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Good strong image. Good use of shallow depth of field. The pink and green colors seem to compliment each other. Nicely done.   Posted: 08/11/2019 08:04:02

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Your eye is immediately drawn to the beautiful color of the Mimosa. Since it is so lovely I would crop it closer on both sides and the top. Great capture.   Posted: 08/16/2019 09:16:02

Brian Magor   Brian Magor
Like the others I would crop it to make a square image, and reduce the dead space round the flower, to make the most of the beautiful image.   Posted: 08/18/2019 11:37:16
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Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
yes,the crop is good. Very nice image, lighting is nicely captured. Soft and very relaxing colors (pink and green) do complement each other.   Posted: 08/18/2019 19:30:24

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Agree with the comments that this one definitely needed to be cropped on the left side, as there is nothing there to add to the image...Nice and sharp throughout, with great detail in the small buds...   Posted: 08/23/2019 16:33:58

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Done, thanks for the suggestion. In general I tend to give space so things don't feel crowded, but since most of my images tend to be animals and birds it makes sense. But on this one tight is probably a better choice.   Posted: 08/27/2019 07:35:02