Peter Newman  

The Fuchsia Is Bright by Peter Newman

April 2021 - The Fuchsia Is Bright

About the Image(s)

Used my old Nikon D200. with a strobe, Nikkor 200 micro f/8 ISO 1000. (That lens is advertised as a 200, but because of focus float, read 180 mm.) Just liked the way the image looked looked. There was very little cropping. In post I used Topaz to deNoise and sharpen. In PS I made some cleanup adjustments.

2 comments posted

Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Hi Peter. I was trying to take a fuchsia bloom myself this month but I couldn't get a good composition. I like the brightness of the colors - you named the image appropriately! Your color capture is nicely done and the background is complimentary.

There are 3 minor changes i would probably make if this image were mine: remove the tiny leaf in the upper right corner, clone out the softer anthers on the right, and remove the blemishes from the flower petals. Some would argue the blemishes are true to nature, so I suppose that's subjective.

The composition you chose is spot on as it shows off the blossom to its fullest. And by the way, since you often invoke a culinary process on to your image subjects, fuchsia blossoms are edible..   Posted: 04/09/2021 14:51:23

Michael Ross
Hi Peter
Excellent color, detail. i wonder if it would have been possible in shooting image to include a little more at the top of the fuschia, such that the white would not have been abruptly cut off. Very nice.   Posted: 04/10/2021 07:15:23


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