Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA  

Pineapple flower by Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA

July 2021 - Pineapple flower

July 2021 - Dr V G Mohanan Nair, APSA, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This image was taken two weeks before using my Samsung S9 mobile. Last year when I visited my friend, he gave me three intact fresh pineapple fruits from his farm. I planted the top portion of the fruits where there is fresh stem with small leaves in my small coconut field. Those three stem cuttings has grown and started flowering. This is a close-up of one of those flowers. The camera settings are f/2.4, shutter speed 1/1250 sec, ISO-50, focal length 4mm. The time was about 2.00pm on a bright sunny day with shadows of the coconut plant. I adjusted the exposure and added a little of saturation. Some spider webs present were cloned out. Trimmed the image and rotated the image anti-clockwise to make the first lower leaf to form a leading line.

7 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
very nice image, I like the coloring, but I feel it should be cropped closer. As I look at it now my eyes goes to the Green, before the flower. What I did was a tight crop of the flower and darkened the Green leaves. I also added a small white frame (3pix) around the image, which, I feel brings your directly to the center of. the flower.   Posted: 07/05/2021 14:10:25
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Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
  Posted: 07/11/2021 18:15:45
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Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Here is something in between. I like a little room around the points of the inner flower and the center closer to thirds.

The shadows give the flower good depth. The colors are close to complementary, also good. Well seen, as I find reviews saying these days   Posted: 07/11/2021 18:19:50

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
The flower is beautiful in all 3 crops, but after many looks, I prefer Mohanan's crop. It brings out the best in his photo. The saturation and exposure are just right. The only changes I would suggest would be:
1. to add a little canvas on the left so the tip of the leading line isn't touching the edge.
2. to remove the green bit of leaf in the center right, or else make it darker so it isn't distracting.   Posted: 07/11/2021 19:54:38

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
What an interesting perspective! The colors in the center are vivid which gives you a great contrast with the leaves. Flow is SHARP. I could not resist trying a slightly diffract crop and adding a vignette.   Posted: 07/16/2021 17:50:32
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Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
What a beautiful flower and perfect capture!

I agree with Stuart. For such round blossom I prefer square and central crop a bit less tight as Stuart's. It is a static photo and agree with central composition. In such way we get rid of most distractions of green, yellow and black.   Posted: 07/17/2021 10:42:13

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
There is so much detail and great colorations that I prefer featuring just the bloom. I think your attempt to show a leading line is unnecessary and creates a distraction. A tight crop as shown by Stuart is all you need. The lighting is great. Hopefully you will eventually get a tasty fruit.   Posted: 07/18/2021 12:32:20


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