Margaret Frazer  

Wild Orchid by Margaret Frazer

May 2020 - Wild Orchid

About the Image(s)

I shot this orchid in Costa Rica. It was while on vacation. Orchids were everywhere. F5.6 Aperture priory ISO 100. I processed the background so it was darker and the orchid would stand out.

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3 comments posted

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
A beautiful capture of a colorful orchid. The angled tree trunk adds some interest.   Posted: 05/16/2020 09:37:26

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
The colors just are great and great capture of the orchids. Not sure that you need that much trunk of the tree. Might crop a bit on the left.   Posted: 05/21/2020 16:30:01

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
This is very different from the usual "portrait" of an orchid. The setting and the lighting give this a "at home in the wild" feeling that is quite refreshing. Generally nature images suffer from using a vignette and in this case the vignette is pretty heavy handed. However it creates a feeling almost as if a beam of light was striking the plant and that adds a bit of drama to the image. The image is sharp and the colors appear to be true and not over cooked. As for the branch, with the vignette I do not feel it is too heavy but if the image existed without the vignette than I would agree with Dave. With the branch the image appears more natural and wild. I do not know how advanced your LIghtroom or Photoshop skills are but there are ways to create beams of light that could be used to highlight the flower. If you are interested I know of a short video tutorial for LIghtroom that would be easy to use. Let me know.   Posted: 05/29/2020 18:29:41