Xiao Cai  

Marigolds Flowers and Green Leaves with Morning Dews by Xiao Cai

October 2021 - Marigolds Flowers and Green Leaves with Morning Dews

About the Image(s)

Shoot flowers a few times, and it is tough to get a good picture. I hope this picture is better than my last time. Welcome any comments and suggestions! Thanks!

Camera: Nikon D850, Lens: Micro 60 mm f/2.8 , Exposure: 1/250 sec at f/5.6 ISO 200

10 comments posted

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
I think you are headed in the right direction. This image has a wonderful color palette, and your composition is much stronger than your last submission. One area you may want to look at is your focus point. The green leaf is tac sharp and everything seems to get soft from there. All in all, I think you are making progress.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 10/01/2021 11:50:52
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Gregory, Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 10/13/2021 13:23:33

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Xiao - You have captured a strong composition. I like the depth you've achieved that is accentuated by the lightest marigold being the focal point as the rest of the image fades out of focus. The water droplets reflect the light nicely and I particularly like how they stand out on the marigold's petal edges of the main flower. The green leaf draws one into that focal point as well. One minor distraction that my eye seems to gravitate to, is the stem of the bud which is sharper than the bud itself in the upper left corner. A very nice botanical image and I believe you've accomplished your goal of improving upon your previous month's submission.   Posted: 10/02/2021 21:22:41
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Darcy, Thank you for your comments!
  Posted: 10/13/2021 13:24:57

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Xiao

I like this image particularly the tonal change from the bright foreground flower to the darker shades and the out of focus background flowers I do agree that the green stem in front of the flower does detract a little bit and perhaps consider removing this distraction before you take the shot next opportunity. On my screen, it seems to have the right luminance values for the flowers and the edge with the water droplet seems to be sharp enough. Will scene and shot thanks for   Posted: 10/09/2021 23:05:58
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Tom, Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 10/13/2021 13:26:09

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Xiao. I love the colors in this image. I think you have created a well balanced composition with the main marigold in the foreground and also being the sharpest. You might consider selecting the main marigold and applying a touch of the texture and clarity sliders to see if that defines it a bit more. I find the orange of the marigold in the background at the very top a little distracting, but it could easily be darkened to make it less prominent. Overall, it's a very pleasing photograph and I think of the scent of the marigolds when I view it.   Posted: 10/11/2021 22:41:43

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Ingrid, Thank you for your comments!
  Posted: 10/13/2021 13:27:57

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Xiao
Greetings. Thank you for sharing the interesting image of the "Marigolds Flowers and Green Leaves with Morning Dews". I like the way you have captured it and presented. In my opinion the flowers on the sides are distractions. So I cloned out them and merge them with the background. Not a very good edit.. you may take a look.
Nice work and thanks for sharing.
  Posted: 10/15/2021 13:30:48
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Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Syed, Thank you for your comments and editing!
  Posted: 10/15/2021 16:32:32


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