Judy Merson  

Fireflag Flowers by Judy Merson

May 2021 - Fireflag Flowers

About the Image(s)

I took this handheld with my Sony a 6400 with a 90 mm Sony2.8 macro ISO 640 f7.1 1/800. I took it into LR basic and then into Photoshop I moved the two flowers closer and cloned out a stem and cloned blue sky where it was white (Purple gallinules like to feed on Fire flag so it is a place to look for them)

5 comments posted

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
One of the things I enjoy about this group is that I learn things unrelated to photography as well. Living most of my life in the PNW I was not familiar with the flower or the birds you mentioned. Your photography of the flowers is fine. However, even if you had not mentioned it, I can see artifacts from where you moved and/or cloned items. I don't know if this can be repaired or if you would need to go back to the beginning and try it again.... hopefully not.   Posted: 05/04/2021 16:59:08

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
What an interesting flower. I like the flower on the left and its leaves and the very nice blue sky. I think I would like it more without the flower and leaves on the right and minus the topmost leaf of the flower on the left. The leaves would have been sharper if you had been able to increase the ISO a lot, and shoot at f/16 or f/22.   Posted: 05/05/2021 10:50:08

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Love your photo and do not have any additional thoughts.
Good composition and imagination.   Posted: 05/05/2021 16:22:54

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
The cutting flower should be better and sky has white trails of the removing object   Posted: 05/05/2021 18:41:20

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I agree with Leonid. For me, I think the crop of the scene throws me off a bit. I would like to see more stem from where the flowers were hanging. I am curious, is this a flowering tree? Also, I would have loved to see the original. What did you clone out? I feel like I can tell where some of those cloned out areas are and I am wondering how distracting what was originally there really was.   Posted: 05/11/2021 11:43:58


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