Priscilla Farrell  


A Parrot Tulip by Priscilla Farrell

April 2021 - A Parrot Tulip

About the Image(s)

Canon Rebel T5i
Tamron 90 mm Macro lens
F16
2.5 sec.
ISO 100
manual focused.

Spring flowers (tulips) are not blooming in Wisconsin at this time but are readily available at the markets. This image was taken indoors with available light. A piece of scrap
booking paper, in a complimentary color, was placed behind the flower. Tripod used. Post processing included PSE and Nik Software-Detail Extractor.


7 comments posted




Richard Story   Richard Story
PRISCILLA,
VERY SOFT AND MOODY IMAGE.
EXCELLENT FOCUS THROUHOUT THE PEDALS, STEM IS NICE AND SOFT NOT DISTRACTING..NICE OFFSET TO THE LEFT OF THE FRAME..I LIKE THAT YOU USED BACKGROUND PAPER INSTEAD OF MAIPULATION...( I CARRY MANY DIFFERENT COLORED CLOTHS IN MY CAMERA BAG AT ALL TIME TO USE FOR THIS PURPOSE.)

WITH ALL THAT SAID I THINK TONING DOWN THE BACKGROUND JUST A LITTLE MAKES THE IMAGE POP A LITTLE MORE..

REALLY NICE PRESENTATION..
  Posted: 04/01/2021 10:46:14
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Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Priscilla: The use of booking paper with a slight texture in exactly the right color supports the tulip very well. A good idea from a composition standpoint to have the stem entering the frame on a slight angle. The soft warm indoor lighting set the mood very well for this fine tulip picture. From a technical standpoint very well done.   Posted: 04/03/2021 10:50:59



Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Priscilla,
Lovely image. The colors are striking. It is well exposed and sharp. The paper provides a little texture in addition to the complementary color. I agree with Richard's suggestion to darken the background a bit to give more focus on the beautiful tulip.   Posted: 04/04/2021 09:40:49



Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Hi Priscilla,
I don't think I can add to the conversation. The image is beautiful. I can image the image in a huge print at the entrance to an upscale business.   Posted: 04/09/2021 12:54:07



Gary Hook
Love the color of the tulip, it's placement in the frame, and just enough stem to anchor it. A beautiful specimen.

At the risk of offending, I'll point out that the background is not a complementary color. If it were, it would be blue-ish. What we have here are analagous colors.

Due to the color, I am not a fan of that background. For my eye, it seems to soft, and too close to the flower color, to be effective. Have you considered something a bit more textural? (Again with the demo image.... just say no if you'd rather I didnt') I've attached a modified version that, for me, provides a bit more contrast while keeping the same basic color. I also added a slight shadow behind the flower. I toyed with blue, but couldn't arrive at anything that made sense. Moving toward tan seemed to be helpful.

Great focus on this flower. That Tamron 90mm is popular :-)

Well done!   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:57:42
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Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Gary and another welcome to Group 63. Thanks for your comments and providing a new background color for my tulip. I like the texture and the tan color. Helpful comments and suggestions are always welcome. That is how we learn and improve our photography.
I did review the color wheel and will be careful in the way I word my descriptions. (If we had emoji's on this site there would be a smiling face attached.)   Posted: 04/19/2021 19:10:06



Alane Shoemaker   Alane Shoemaker
Priscilla, I love the color, details, and placement of the tulip. Maybe a subtle vignette would bring out the tulip even more.   Posted: 04/13/2021 23:14:21



 

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