Rosangela Silva  

Resting Flower by Rosangela Silva

October 2019 - Resting Flower

October 2019 - Rosangela Silva


About the Image(s)

This image was captured indoors, at a friends' home. As you can see, not much was changed from the original one.
Exposure: 1/8 sec; f/6.3 focal length 60mm; ISO 200

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7 comments posted

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
(Group 76)
Well done! I like the lighting, composition and colors.   Posted: 10/04/2019 14:07:46

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
(Groups 41 & 44 & 91)
I love this image, colors, composition, sharpness, texture, lighting, contrast, background! I love the way that the right red leaf is resting gently on the green leaf, like two friends.

To improve -- Perhaps add a soft light blend layer and paint 20% in to get rid of the white reflections on the left leaf.

I am also excited to see you using the Olympus EM1 mark II, I just love that camera! And the 60mm macro lens rocks! It gives life size. I assume in this case that you had it on regular, not on the 1:1 switch.

Make sure that you have installed the camera firmware 3 update, which gives you pretty much a new camera over the firmware 2 -- the focusing is improved, and the changes to and advances in the in-camera Focus stacking (3-15 frames instead of 8 max and the box guide appears around the image). Have you tried the focus stacking yet? You will love it -- for closeoup and macro subjects it is amazing. It is so nice getting the stacked images straight out of camera and not needing to post-process (although for a few subjects focus bracketing with 20-40 shots and post-processing is stil needed).   Posted: 10/08/2019 09:18:56

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Wow, I really like this. The bright red colors, the curved main subject and the balance of the leaves and the right left giving some depth to the image. No suggestions for improvement in addition to Lisa's.   Posted: 10/08/2019 15:40:38

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Rosangela: A very high impact flower image that commands your attention when it comes up on the monitor. The cloning out of the red leaf at the lower left corner was a great idea, also it appears you have darkened the background and diffused some of the greenery back there. Good camera technique and good post processing work!! Lisa makes a good point of toning down the left leaf, easy to do with your cloning tool at very low opacity. Good Work.   Posted: 10/08/2019 23:53:34

Patrick Lynch   Patrick Lynch
Hello Rosangela, very nice image the color and flow of the flower peddle look good. I agree with Lisa on toning the peddle on the left. Great photo.   Posted: 10/10/2019 07:10:50

A very nice photo. The composition is spot on, with the flower posed at the left third and leaning into the negative space on the right. I like the brilliant colors and do not object to the shiny spots on the petals.   Posted: 10/20/2019 04:19:44

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Rosangela, An impressive flower photo. I see a good composition, lighting and immediate impact with the red of the flower against the green background. Good idea to remove the bit of red which was in the lower left corner. Consideration could be given to remove the shine on the left petal.   Posted: 10/22/2019 08:21:40