Patrick Lynch  

Butterfly by Patrick Lynch

October 2019 - Butterfly

October 2019 - Patrick Lynch


About the Image(s)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
100mm(EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM)
1/200 sec at f/5.0, ISO 400
Tripod Yes
No Flash

This was taken last March at the Chicago Botanic Garden During there Orchid show.
As you can see from the original I didn’t do much post processing outside of upping the exposure just a bit adding some vibrance and slight cropping. This Orchid reminded me of
a butterfly.

3 comments posted

Dan Olson   Dan Olson
Hi Patrick, I like the photo. What I like is the center of the flower has a lot of definition and how the red looks like its bleeding out of the center.   Posted: 10/07/2019 20:42:47

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
The image reminds me of a face and that attracts attention. It has quite a bit of contrast, perhaps too much. There are spots throughout the image that could be removed. The background might be darkened to accentuate the flower.   Posted: 10/08/2019 15:54:03

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Pat: Certainly a nice flower face. from a composition standpoint this picture is a good example of placing the center of interest in the center of the frame, it works well here. There is a dark hole in your background at the lower right corner, would clone this in; also the yellow patch in the lower left is distracting, would remove the yellow. Then the upper left corner is busy, would try to smooth this out. I know this sounds nit-picky, however it is these little distractions that will compromise an image.   Posted: 10/09/2019 00:16:15


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