Rich Sears  

Solitary Tulip in Bloom by Rich Sears

May 2022 - Solitary Tulip in Bloom

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This past month I visited Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum here in Cincinnati, third largest in United States, for their spring blooms. This was taken with a Nikon D850, Micro 105mm, handheld, 1/250 sec., f/13 and ISA 1600 and light panel. I darkened the background somewhat for separation.

6 comments posted

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Nice sharp image with plenty of depth of field for the tulip, but also a blurred background. I like that it is a tilted image (not head on, and not from the side). I is an interesting flower with the yellow inside.   Posted: 05/12/2022 16:50:17
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Tom.   Posted: 05/15/2022 13:08:16

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
I like the composition and lighting. The angle of the flower and the diagonal of the leaves bring one into the gorgeous center. The saturation is compelling but close to overdone. I think your subject calls for focus stacking. (Another photo focused on the closest petals and made Into another layer on photoshop. The sharp parts could be selected and the rest masked.). The closest edges are almost sharp but not. They should be sharp. The background needs the hot spots burned down.   Posted: 05/18/2022 12:38:51
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you for your feedback Barbara. Your points are well taken. While I agree floral images definitely benefit from focus stacking, I had to capture this image handheld. That will be until my recovery from an accident permits me to carry a tripod.   Posted: 05/22/2022 12:02:24

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Hi Rich, Love the colours and the blurred but slightly distracting background. Agree with Barbara that the image could do with some sharpness, specially on the petals on the foreground. I have never tried focus stacking which is something on my bucket list...Overall a pleasant image.   Posted: 05/20/2022 09:26:49

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Beautiful flower, I like the diagonal composition. I think, in this image more interesting subject is the stamens, I would sharpen more on stamens and darker the background and around the petals. Therefore, the stamens are more outstanding.   Posted: 05/21/2022 19:49:14
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