Bai Chuang Shyu  


Lotus Petal and Leaf by Bai Chuang Shyu

September 2020 - Lotus Petal and Leaf

About the Image(s)

I attended the annual Japan Neuroscience meeting to be held in Niigata last year. My hotel is nearby the Hakusan Park which is a Dutch-style promenade garden neighbouring Hakusan Shrine. This beautiful garden with ponds, artificial hills, trees and flowers has been selected as one of Japan’s best 100 city parks. I enjoy the garden’s seasonal beauty with its summer lotus flowers. I took a lot of pictures of lotus. My Nikon D810 was hand held with a speed of 1/125, f/5.6 and ISO64 and 300mm zoom lens. I select this image with a simple petal, droplet and radiated leaf veins. The post processing of local enhancement of contrast and saturation was done in Viveza2 and cropped in Photoshop.


8 comments posted




David Terao   David Terao
I like your image of parts of a lotus blossom. The lines in the leaf veins grabs your attention, and the lotus petal and drop of water seem to be reminiscing of better times. My only comment would be that the petal and water drop are a little too close to each other. I wish there were more space between them. Very nicely captured though.   Posted: 09/02/2020 15:55:15



Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
The Hakusan Park sounds so beautiful. What a treat to be able to photograph there. I hope you post a picture of the lotus flowers. The leaf is so interesting with the radiating veins, and you put the focal point off center for good composition. The petal adds color and interest and more curving lines. The water droplet is interesting and keeps you eye on the focal point because it is shiny. Good job!   Posted: 09/03/2020 19:58:55



Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I find this an interesting and unusual picture. Is the green of the leaf too vivid?   Posted: 09/07/2020 10:26:19



Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Sorry Bai, but I am a little confused. I see a leaf with its radiating veins, a petal (because you say it is a petal, but I am unable to identify it myself) and a drop of water. For me it is too much. It could be three subjects; a close-up of the water against the leaf, the leaf and its veins/pattern and the petal. Also, was it your intention to keep most of the image out-of-focus? Is there something special about the in-focus area, upper left?   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:06:55
Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
Don, thanks for your comments. Perhaps I used the zoom lens and it has a bit distance from the objects. Thus I did not control the focus well. My intention is to keep the image in-focus. I should have taken the stacked images to process the sharp image.   Posted: 09/14/2020 00:30:52



Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
You have interesting lines and a good composition. I think it might have been a stronger image without the petal, just the waterdrop on the leaf. I would also like to see the whole frame in better focus. There are several areas where your sharpness falls off.   Posted: 09/12/2020 07:39:21



Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
fine vein line patterns, and water droplet. Wonder if you have another image without the petal or mask out the petal, just to see if you like the composition.
The other point, might be the focus point located. I have found a LR plug-in (lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com) that allow user to examine the executed focus-point and the status of the focus execution. It's available for D810, and I'm using to verify FP. Just in case, fine tune the lens might help.   Posted: 09/17/2020 21:45:46



Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
fine vein line patterns, and water droplet. Wonder if you have another image without the petal or mask out the petal, just to see if you like the composition.
The other point, might be the focus point located. I have found a LR plug-in (lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com) that allow user to examine the executed focus-point and the status of the focus execution. It's available for D810, and I'm using to verify FP. Just in case, fine tune the lens might help.   Posted: 09/17/2020 21:45:47



 

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