Patrick Lynch  

Red & Yellow Lilly by Patrick Lynch

August 2019 - Red & Yellow Lilly

About the Image(s)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EF 70-200mm 2.8L ISII USM
1/80 sec at f/14
ISO 640
EX25 Extenion Tube.
No Flash or tripod

This was take in my front yard about a week ago. I had a fairly calm day and decided to go a few pictures. I wanted to experiment with the extion tube and 70-200mm lens.

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

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Nice image. Good focus. Colors are excellent. The green tuber on the right is slightly distracting. Perhaps more blurring or removal.   Posted: 08/07/2019 10:45:42
Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
I thought someone would notice the green tuber. I agree. I hadn't had a lot of time for photos. I know not an excuse. Thanks for the suggestion. When I get a little time I will work on it.   Posted: 08/15/2019 12:55:07

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Pat: Pleasing color palette with the medium pink and yellow with the green background, also good central sharpness. In my humble opinion I think you have cropped in far too close, the flower needs more breathing room around it, feels really tight in the frame to me especially the top and bottom.   Posted: 08/13/2019 01:09:09
Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
Thanks for the suggestion. This I can try right away.   Posted: 08/15/2019 12:56:07

Rosangela Silva   Rosangela Silva
Hi Pat,
The main thing I like in your image is the color range. It is so beautiful. Then, the focus on the middle of the flower is really well done and as I see it, the blurriness of the petals help driving the viewer's eyes to them. Good job. The background is well done too. And I agree with Murthy about more space around the flower. Nice!
  Posted: 08/17/2019 20:38:05

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Pat, The focus on the central part of the lily is perfect! Can we call it "selective" focus? The color combinations are inviting to the eye. If cropped a little less, as Murphy suggested, or cropped tighter, I think this image would have even more interest. Many possibilities.   Posted: 08/19/2019 08:32:10

Dan Olson   Dan Olson
I like the photographs technical qualities but I not sure of the composition. The photo is lacking a punch and I do not know how to add it.   Posted: 08/22/2019 20:10:39