Ruth Holt  


Flower Thistle with Bee by Ruth Holt

November 2020 - Flower Thistle with Bee

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I just got my computer back to day. If its too late for this month, you can hold it for next month.
This was taken a few years ago. I don't remember all the post works, but I do remember having a hard time with a yellow spot about 11 o'clock that was probably a spot from another flower. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


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5 comments posted




Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
Nice texture on the Thistle flower. And I don't see your yellow spot so you obviously got that handled. If anything I wish the bee details were a bit more refined. Nice shot though!   Posted: 11/12/2020 09:49:27



Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The color and the details of the thistle are beautiful. The position of the bee is also nice. I agree with Marilyn that the bee needs to be sharpened a bit more.   Posted: 11/12/2020 15:44:43



Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
Love this shot of the bee on the flower. Have you tried reducing the saturation of the green background? I feel it is overpowering your subject a bit.   Posted: 11/12/2020 19:28:38



Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 0 & 53 & 95)
I think you did a great job with this. The detail in the thistle is super and the bee gives a real sense of the size of the blossom.

I agree that the green of the background is a tiny bit overpowering, but I don't know if it really needs adjustment beyond darkening the greens in SnapSeed. And, yes, it would be best to have the bee sharpened more, but I'm too much of a novice at the apps to know how to do that in a targeted way.   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:17:35



Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Ruth, I don't see any evidence of any yellowish spot where you mentioned. Looks just fine now. I really like the sharp detail of the thistle petals and the way each has a varigation of shades of color, not just a solid purplish color, as they look from a distance. You really got up close and personal with your flower head and its eye-catching visitor. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!   Posted: 11/19/2020 20:11:34