Sandra Irwin  


Spring has Sprung! by Sandra Irwin

May 2020 - Spring has Sprung!

About the Image(s)


I took this with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Cannon Macro 100m lens. ISO 2500, f/2.8,1/80 sec.
I cropped it in LR and adjusted Temp, Tint, Exposure, Contrast, Texture, and Clarity.


This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Lovely Sandra! Great colours and a nice composition, although I think the long branches heading to the top of the page could be cloned out. I think they detract and the leaves and flowers can quite easily sit by themselves. The back right yellowish leaf doesn't add to the composition and could possibly be removed too as it's not needed for balance in the composition and the burnt areas are slightly distracting. The open flower is nice and sharp. Well seen. Actually, I think the branches, had they been a little more in focus, could have added to the composition as long as the one on the right didn't head out of the frame.   Posted: 05/24/2020 23:29:08

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
The essence of Spring! What plant is this? The two branches are a bit too bright. I would mute them. Together they form an arrow that points right to the flower. The barely visible dark leaves at the bottom provide depth. How did you get the black background? What was the light like? Was the camera hand held? I like the head-on perspective.   Posted: 05/27/2020 20:14:01
Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
I don't know what the plant is called - although I found it in my garden. The background is Black Acrylic Sheet Lucite Plexiglass (via Amazon).   Posted: 05/28/2020 16:31:26

Marie Miller   Marie Miller
Hi Sandra, I agree with everything that Valerie and Judith said. It looks like you placed the buds on a reflective surface. I love reflections! I think the two twigs in the back would have worked with the scene, had the display been slightly turned. It would also show more of the flowers. I'm imagining an elegant Asian type look. I'm wondering whether F/4.0 could have worked to get more of the scene in focus while throwing the background out of focus.   Posted: 05/28/2020 00:25:30

May Meng   May Meng
Bright butterfly!   Posted: 05/28/2020 11:21:07

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Sandra, This is a wonderful flower. I like the idea of the black acrylic giving the shadowy reflections at the bottom. The two light stems at the top, however, lead me away from the flowers. Since this is a still life, it is also a good candidate for focus stacking. Karl   Posted: 05/29/2020 09:02:47