Charissa Lansing  


THE HARDY SURVIVOR by Charissa Lansing

September 2023 - THE HARDY SURVIVOR

About the Image(s)

I enjoy the wonderful vivid pop of color from groups of hardy geraniums that grow in my garden. Despite my attention to watering, the extreme heat last week and lack of rain were a challenge. I was glad to see this surviving bloom among a cluster of dried out flowers and the promise of new buds.

Specs: Shot on a tripod with a 2.8 100 mm Canon macro lens (set to: f/8, 1/80 sed, ISO 200).
Thank you for any suggestions.


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6 comments posted




Frank Kennedy
Lovely capture Charissa and subject well placed in frame.
Well done.   Posted: 09/07/2023 01:55:29



Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 0 & 53)
Great composition and lovely flower. My only suggestion is to add some clarity to the flower as it is a little soft.   Posted: 09/15/2023 13:18:21
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Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Thank you for this suggestion.   Posted: 09/19/2023 10:21:31



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Love the flower and love Tom's suggested improvement   Posted: 09/15/2023 15:19:26



Pinaki Sarkar   Pinaki Sarkar
Excellent photo. I would make the image a little shaper in post , little bright and if possible blur the bokeh a tad little more. Then again these are my personal taste. The photo as such is very good.   Posted: 09/23/2023 09:35:17



Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Good day, Charissa, everyone!

This is beautiful!

Contrary to other comments, I enjoy the Depth the featured image presents: this in virtue of the varying (Dof) of the space the subject sits ... or perhaps .. floats.

The (slight) softness of the flower is actually how this flower/color presents itself ... in PSCC I investigated the image for sharpness, and it is literally, perfect!

"Points to Ponder"
The soft (seemingly natural) aesthetic blends well within the surrounding variety of Bokeh. Of course, the addition of (slight) vignetting would center our attention to the flower - thus and under a powerful spotlight allow the subject to "shine" both figuratively and literally.   Posted: 09/26/2023 09:18:40