Lane B Lewis  

Untitled by Lane B Lewis

May 2022 - Untitled

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Itoh Peony in my garden-made with an OLy e-1 OMD-MRK III 34mm f/7.1 1/100 sc. Processexc raw in LR and used different brushes in PS to blur background.

7 comments posted

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Beautiful flower. It also seems surreal almost like it is floating. The center parts seem to be waving in one direction possibly with the wind. Lovely !   Posted: 05/08/2022 12:46:27

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Macro Photography. Always spectacular when done well and this one is! Great detail in the center and all these soft colors complement each other. Background is perfect.   Posted: 05/08/2022 15:26:22

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Lane, What a beautiful image. Love the pastel colors. I would like to see a stem to give the flower an anchor. I do have a visual feedback. I just made the background a little darker. I wanted to bring out the colors in the flower and to have the petals not blend into the background.   Posted: 05/10/2022 15:19:11
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Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
Thanks Linda,
I didn't include a stem which normally I would like to see. However I was shooting down on it and the green are the leaves on the bush. Unlike a regular peony which grows on a long stem and is sorta droopy, this being an Itoh peony grows on a bush it is supposed to be a tree, maybe when it matures. Anyway, I was happy to see it bloom. It had two blooms, one more blush and this yellow. It lasted quite a long time and now that I know they will bloom here in SC will save up to buy another.

Thanks everyone for your comments. I was told they can be difficult to get to bloom. So, I was so excited when it had two blooms about two weeks apart. It is 2 years old.

If and when I get more blooms in years to come, I will cut a bloom and take a nice portrait hopefully, without having to deal with the wind and elements.   Posted: 05/11/2022 22:49:32
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Leo Chow   Leo Chow
Very beautiful flower with a blur background. The central part and the petals blends out very well. Good shot!   Posted: 05/10/2022 21:04:53

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Lovely macro Lane. I like the soft ethereal look of your image, it looks so delicate. You have defocused and blended the background well and the flower is certainly the star of this shot. I feel the square crop is what is called for and could see this as a theme on textiles. I do agree with Linda that a stem might give it a "place", but it is beautiful without it.   Posted: 05/11/2022 17:22:22

Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
Very nice work, Lane. I love the treatment you've given the image, it almost doesn't look like a photograph. I feel like I'm looking at a painting, but it's almost like the detail sneaks up on me. It's a really cool effect. The warm color palette you've used is very warm and soothing. A very creative idea executed well.   Posted: 05/12/2022 05:48:59


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