Mark McKinney  

Untitled by Mark McKinney

April 2021 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This is an Argentine Giant. These cactus flowers bloom a couple of times a tear.
They are about the size of a dinner plate. Pentax K-5. Pentax 100 mm Macro Lens.
F 11 at 1/400 sec. ISO 400.

3 comments posted

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
I love taking images of flowers. This is a beautiful Cactus Flower. I like the placement of the center of the flower and the detail. Great job on getting the inside of the flower too. In camera raw I used a radial filter to have my eye go the the center of the flower. I used a adjustment brush to blur the petals to the left.   Posted: 04/08/2021 11:58:35
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Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Interesting.   Posted: 04/15/2021 17:09:12

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Great detail in this image Mark. You nailed the exposure which is sometimes difficult with white subjects. I especially like the shadows cast in the center by the stamen and pistil. I like the blur Linda put on the left, you might even try cropping that part out to put all focus on the center of the bloom.   Posted: 04/10/2021 09:15:03


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