Bob Scott  

Yellow-White Iris by Bob Scott

June 2021 - Yellow-White Iris

About the Image(s)

I spent hours on three different days at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, New Jersey with its thousands of blooming flowers. They represented a lot of challenges from dark iris to very light or bright ones and white ones in sunlight, flowers with colors and patches of white and so many in a tight space, that being able to crop in on individual flowers was bought at times. The dimensions of iris--which have a lot of depth in all directions compared to flatter flowers combined with the white to make it challenging to go for the creamy background so highly prized while getting all of the flower in focus without blowing out whites. --The Nikon Z7 (now that I have all my Tamron lenses reprogrammed) is really an improvement in balancing this out compared to my older Nikon D750 as you can see the effects of changing f-stops, shutter speed and/or ISO in the view finder or monitor as you change each setting--and being able to chose the ISO button to change that setting via the dial was also a big help.

Nikon Z7 Tamron 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 ISO 250 F-4 160S

8 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)

I like your image of the Iris, but feel other storks of the plant, gets my eye away of the main subject. I took your image and darken the other Iris stork. I then cropped some off the right side and this what I got. I feel that the Iris stands out more. Great picture, sharp and the color stands out. Nice job

  Posted: 06/15/2021 15:07:45
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Bob Scott   Bob Scott

I was thinking about the stalks and decided to leave it alone when I first posted it. But I had considered trying to eliminate them. I t think darkening is the way to go, thanks   Posted: 06/18/2021 00:13:50

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
  Posted: 06/18/2021 00:13:52

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
I love this image and agree with Stuart's comments. There's also some interesting detail in the stalk below the petals. The dynamic range is handled quite well already, and I'm wondering if the shadows could be brought up another half stop or so, IMO of course.   Posted: 06/18/2021 11:31:52

Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
What a beauty, yes a little darken looks better.   Posted: 06/19/2021 07:06:29

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Great color and texture. I like the softness and flowing lines of the flower. I also think darkening the other stalk would help.   Posted: 06/19/2021 12:30:53

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful colors and details. I agree that darkening the background and brighten up a little bit of the central part of the flower could be better. Well done.   Posted: 06/19/2021 13:52:35

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I like the grace and delicacy of your capture as well as Stuart's darkening of the background.   Posted: 06/23/2021 14:59:08


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