Audrey Waitkus  

Lupine by Audrey Waitkus

September 2020 - Lupine

About the Image(s)

This lupine was in our garden in nearly full bloom. I photographed it with my Canon G11 on a bright sunny day after a rain. I was almost as impressed by the raindrops as I was by the intricate spike of the lupine. This was focus stacked from 3 images. The settings were focal length of 13.8mm, ISO 100, f/4.5 and 0.3 sec. In Photoshop I cropped, selectively sharpened, corrected the exposure and contrast, and added a vignette to highlight the flower and raindrops. The colors are just as the camera and I saw them.

4 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Beautiful colors in this image. The raindrops are what catch my eye; they almost look like pearls on a string. Good composition.   Posted: 09/14/2020 10:19:18

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Beautiful image! Congratulations on the capture   Posted: 09/14/2020 13:26:06

Bill Provost   Bill Provost
This is a nice image. Another image might be to focus in on the lupin to make that your main subject. The top of the lupine looks a little out of focus. The water drops on the leaves are very clear.   Posted: 09/16/2020 13:58:42

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
The lighting and color are both gorgeous, and the water drops make this an outstanding image. I think I would have cropped a little from the bottom to take out that lighter spot at the bottom right. I also agree with Bill's suggestion: pick one main subject. After all , just beautiful.   Posted: 09/18/2020 23:42:17


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