Jan van Leijenhorst  

Orchid by Jan van Leijenhorst

June 2022 - Orchid

About the Image(s)

I took this at a recent orchid show at a nearby botanic garden.
I only made one or two minor adjustmenst to brighten the colors.

9 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
The sharpness and color in this orchid are beautiful. The background is a little too noisy for my liking. I would try to reduce the noise a bit and see how that works out.   Posted: 06/02/2022 20:57:46

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
A very interesting shaped orchid and positioned well in front and to the right of the stalks. The noisy background is a bit distracting.   Posted: 06/05/2022 04:58:05

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Lovely detail - the sharpness has the hairs of the petal lip precisely framed. I think the background you can see some of the pixels, maybe you could smooth them out with a denoise program.   Posted: 06/05/2022 16:06:15

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
One more aside comment: the love for orchids can drive people crazy. I just read "The Orchid Thief" and then saw the movie "Adaptation". Weirdly strange and yet engaging.   Posted: 06/05/2022 16:07:49

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
The orchid is lovely with wonderful colors. Unfortunately the noisy and busy background are a little distracting.   Posted: 06/17/2022 12:16:29

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
Flower is gorgeous...background not so. So, I decided to play with a few of my texture files and created the attached using a couple of layers. What do you think?   Posted: 06/17/2022 20:34:33
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Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Looks good! Thank you.   Posted: 06/18/2022 07:26:09

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Fun shot. Guess by now you have heard the background distracts from the flowers beauty.
Lots of ways to reduce distraction in various post processing programs. Some programs let you alter focus, make it boken, add texture overlay or layer. Just as fun as taking the photo.
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous shot.   Posted: 06/18/2022 08:15:59

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
Orchids are always good subjects and this is a super one, especially as it show the hairs on the edges of the petals. The background is far too busy and the dark green stems are very distracting. I like the background that Bev has added it suits the image.   Posted: 06/20/2022 08:28:55


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