Bob Laster  

Amaryllis by Bob Laster

February 2021 - Amaryllis

About the Image(s)

The image is named Amaryllis and was captured with a 70-300mm Nikon lens set at f30, s 2sec, ISO 100 using a tripod. I think of the Amaryllis as a Christmas flower because the local florists seem to really stock them during this time of year. It provides welcome color at this time of year. I added a 10 pixel stroke line to anchor the image.

11 comments posted

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
(Groups 3 & 50)
Nice flower portrait. It's one of my favorite genres! The black background is perfect to bring out the deep, rich red of the blossoms. Nice triangular composition and nice lighting - was it natural light...or?   Posted: 02/05/2021 13:15:52
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Thanks. I also like this genre. Yes the light was window light.   Posted: 02/06/2021 15:56:26

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Magnificent image of the red amaryllis flowers with black background. Your image is definitely an eye catcher. I love such vivid punch red pastel colors with yellow stamen. The image is sharp as a tack and perfectly placed on your canvas. I have nothing to add; I like your image as you have presented it.   Posted: 02/16/2021 17:29:37
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Thank you   Posted: 02/16/2021 21:31:47

Bill Provost   Bill Provost
Bob you really hit a home run with this. The colors are gorgeous and the clarity is outstanding. I like the placement, a little odd center. You really caught the center of the flowers with clarity and focus. Now my nit-picking, there is a tiny white spot of the pedal that might have been removed. I am really impressed with the over all image, great work!   Posted: 02/16/2021 19:02:58
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Thank you   Posted: 02/16/2021 21:35:43
Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I'm really impressed with the richness of the color and the sharpness throughout. As for the white spot on the flower to the right, it is actually the stigma of the flower, which can be seen in the left flower since it extends out from the petals. In the case of the flower on the right, it is lying along the petal so that the red style that holds the stigma in nearly invisible. I've circled the two so you can see what I'm describing.   Posted: 02/20/2021 16:51:45
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Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Thanks for the feedback.   Posted: 02/20/2021 18:17:02

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Great color, composition, and light. The fact it is centered is not a problem and the red stroke makes it stand out on the black background of the page. I do not have any alternatives to suggest, but I wondered if it is focus stacked?   Posted: 02/23/2021 13:54:47
Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Thanks. No just a small aperture   Posted: 02/23/2021 14:05:10


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