Priscilla Farrell  

Yellow Orchid by Priscilla Farrell

October 2019 - Yellow Orchid

About the Image(s)

How I Did It: This close up image was taken at an indoor botanical garden during their week-end Orchid Show. I used my basic P&S camera...Canon Power Shot SX530. Set on the Macro choice. Post processing with my PSE and Nik normal routine.
Camera Settings: f6.3 1/400 sec. ISO 800.

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5 comments posted

Dan Olson   Dan Olson
(Group 90)
I am new to this group and have limited knowledge, but here it goes. If you could have used a tripod and camera setting aperture priority 6.3 and ISO 100 if this would have made a difference. I like the photo very much. The yellow and black works well. Dan   Posted: 10/07/2019 20:37:58

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Nice basic composition but cutting off the three pedals at the top and right side bother a bit. I'd like to see more definition in the pedals, perhaps by increasing vibrancy, using a tripod or increasing the shutter speed. It's a great subject.   Posted: 10/08/2019 16:02:48

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Priscilla: Nice vibrant yellow colors against a very dark background creates a lot of impact. Not certain about cutting off the flower petals along the edges, but I have done it myself. If you move back far enough to include the petals with in the frame, then you loose some impact from moving back as the flowers are smaller. Sometimes you just gotta pick your poison. Like your diagonal composition very much.   Posted: 10/09/2019 00:23:26

Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
Hi Priscilla, I like the yellow against the black. Nice even lighting with soft shadows. The color is nice and vibrant. Great photo.   Posted: 10/12/2019 07:55:11

A great subject and great color. I like how you've filled the frame with the flower, allowing the petal on the right to flow into the negative space of the black background. I would have liked it better had the petals on the right not been cut off. Also, if the main flower had been positioned a little to the left, it would have been closer to the 1/3 point on the rule of thirds and perhaps a stronger composition. But of course, that's a rule that's meant to be broken! In any case, there's only so much you can do handheld at a flower show. Good job!   Posted: 10/20/2019 04:42:41