Georges Dormoy  


Yellow on Green by Georges Dormoy

June 2021 - Yellow on Green

About the Image(s)

I took this photo in the Montreal Botanical Garden with a Nikkor macro lens 60mm. I used an aperture of f/32 to maximize the depth of field and ISO 250. The speed was 1/60s, in synchronization with the flash. Since I used a macro flash, my main subject was a little bit too bright, so I had to reduce locally the exposure using Lightroom so as to minimize the brightness of the flower.

The photo shows a cactus flower. I was interested in the pattern shown by the cactus needle all around the flower. It was important for me that, not only the flower, but also the needles in for foreground below the flower are in focus so as to show the details of the needle pattern. It was important for me that my eyes would not be distracted by the background and I am glad that I managed to have it out of focus in despite of the f/32 aperture.


9 comments posted




Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
one very beautiful image ! Maybe crop in a little tighter?   Posted: 06/04/2021 13:33:52



Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
Thank you Mark. May be cropping on both left and right sides..   Posted: 06/05/2021 15:16:51



Tracy Szela   Tracy Szela
Very nice! I think the crop could be nice, but at the same time I like that you left some of the other cacti in the background so you get a feel for how the plant grows in multiples close together. I think you could have a few different lovely images if you did various crops!   Posted: 06/06/2021 14:25:51



Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
Thanks Tracy for your comment. But I think that by cropping the photo, I could run into the risk of having the yellow flower "prisonieer" of the frame.
  Posted: 06/07/2021 08:40:08



Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
Thanks Tracy for your comment. But I think that by cropping the photo, I could run into the risk of having the yellow flower "prisonieer" of the frame.
  Posted: 06/07/2021 08:40:10



Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Hi, Georges.
If you were to crop - only take a very small amount off the righthand side but I am not sure that needs to be done.
I especially like the detail you show in the spikes below and to the left of the blossom and the variation of color tones in the spikes adds special interest. To me the spikes are as important as the blossom.
Great job!
Janet   Posted: 06/08/2021 09:09:47
Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
Thanks Janet   Posted: 06/08/2021 11:03:50



Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
To my eye the burst of orange blossoms in the midst of all of the cacti spikes is beautiful. I love the contrast in color and textures in this capture. The selective focus really works for me and the background is not distracting but adds to my interest. Thanks for sharing this great shot!

I agree with Janet that a crop is not necessary in this one.   Posted: 06/09/2021 13:11:18
Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
Thanks Charissa.   Posted: 06/09/2021 14:28:19



 

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