Marianne Shine  


Birthday Orchid by Marianne Shine

June 2020 - Birthday Orchid

About the Image(s)

This is a Phalaenopsis Orchid my husband Randy gave me for my birthday last week, in my favorite color, yellow.

I cropped just a bit, increased blackpoint and lowered highlights. Under the sharpen tool I increased edges a bit.

Canon G11
6.1 mm
1/30 @ f/6.3
ISO 1600


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

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
(Group 38)
If you've read Samuel's critique, you know I'm a fan of the black background. You image is no exception. I love the color and soft finish. The combination of yellows and reds and green are a feast to my eyes. I think this is one of your best I've had the pleasure to see. To me the image is spot-on for composition and exposure. You did this Phalaenopsis justice. This one belongs on a wall. Congratulation...in my opinion.   Posted: 06/11/2020 16:17:06
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Kurtis!   Posted: 06/11/2020 19:50:56

Samuel Lane   Samuel Lane
This is really a very nice composition and the black background just brings out the colors of the flowers. The photo is very soothing and your use of the light enhances this image. Thanks   Posted: 06/15/2020 13:00:49
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Samuel!
  Posted: 06/25/2020 17:06:13

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
Groups of flowers can be difficult to do, but this is nicely done. The yellow is bright but not loud, its complimented by the red. Sharp enough to appreciated, very nice.   Posted: 06/15/2020 15:23:34
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Ron!   Posted: 06/25/2020 17:05:33

Matt Moses   Matt Moses
This is the start of a good still life photo. I like the flowers against the background and that they are through the photo. I wish the overall focus was sharper to really make the flowers pop out at the viewer.   Posted: 06/22/2020 13:05:04
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Matt. I'll work on taking a new photo with sharper focus and post as another reply.   Posted: 06/22/2020 16:20:08

Alec Chester   Alec Chester
Nice work and one of your best! The black background is perfect for such a colorful subject. Personally, I like the softness of the focus making the flowers seem eager to be touched.   Posted: 06/25/2020 11:58:30
Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Alec!   Posted: 06/25/2020 14:13:40

Dennis Zhang   Dennis Zhang
it's perfect color matching yellow flower with black background. Nice shot!   Posted: 06/25/2020 16:31:49

Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Thanks, Dennis!   Posted: 06/25/2020 16:33:31