Denise McKay  


Standing Out from the Crowd by Denise McKay

November 2019 - Standing Out from the Crowd

About the Image(s)

I came across this plant which somehow had gotten one of it's leaves flipped over showing this gorgeous red/pink underside laying against the dark, rich green of it's other leaves. The light was hitting it in a way that made it almost shine. I loved the detail and texture of the leaf as well. Taken with my 90 mm macro lens at f 8, 1/160 sec, ISO 2000.

Had this not somehow gotten accidentally flipped over, you would never believe the underside of these leaves were so beautiful.


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

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Wow......sure love this dramatic image. Great impact with the contrasting colors ! Well done !   Posted: 11/16/2019 15:48:25
Denise McKay   Denise McKay
(Group 77)
Thank you Mark!   Posted: 11/18/2019 06:50:19

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Very stunning image with powerful clarity and color. You have really mastered the art of pulling forth color without oversaturating or making colors seem unnatural. The composition is very pleasing, as is the lighting and balance of the light v. shadows between the red and the green leaves. I think this is another competition-worthy image, Denise!   Posted: 11/17/2019 16:56:56
Denise McKay   Denise McKay
(Group 77)
Thank you so much Carol! It was truly serendipity that I came across this scene and was able to capture it!   Posted: 11/18/2019 06:53:48

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I think you really nailed the three "C"'s, Denise. The composition, color and clarity are really good. The (to me) pink leaf really stands away from the contrasting dark green ones in the background. You must be running out of wall space!   Posted: 11/22/2019 14:18:58
Denise McKay   Denise McKay
(Group 77)
Thank you so much Bill. I did print this one and entered it in a camera club contest. It got an honorable mention with tough competition, so I was very pleased!   Posted: 11/22/2019 17:52:18

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
I agree with all the comments, great image Denise. The contrast of colors is so pleasing, good contrast and sharpness. The diagonal setting of the leaf makes for a strong composition.   Posted: 11/23/2019 14:35:59
Denise McKay   Denise McKay
(Group 77)
Thanks so much Bob!   Posted: 11/24/2019 06:44:12