Charlie Yang  

Prairie Smoke by Charlie Yang

June 2021 - Prairie Smoke

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Prairie Smoke, see (

Sunrise, although a cloudy day, I'm so excited to see this plant for the first time.

14-24mm @ 24mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO 280,

LR crop, PS topaz deNoise, minor curve,

4 comments posted

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
A delicate looking flower!! Did you take several pics? If so, maybe you could move one to this photo to make three flower images thereby maybe causing some tension in the viewer. This would make a more interesting photo. Or, use just the one flower and move in a little closer. For me you have just the right amount of background blur.   Posted: 06/01/2021 12:53:23

David Terao   David Terao
What a photogenic flower...reminds me of a milkweed with its delicate white fluff. The upper flower is the winner, and the image might have been more powerful with only that one flower. You might try cropping the image to a square format and clone out the lower flower in Photoshop. I took a stab at it and made some adjustments in Lightroom as well, but it's still a little rough.   Posted: 06/02/2021 05:46:24
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Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
thanks David,
yes I have a couple more shots with different # of plants in them, but this one is the first one I seen and processed. Actually, I spent a little more time observe them and study their leaves pattern, stems, and takes notes. I know, I should take photos first. :)   Posted: 06/15/2021 15:23:18

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Beautiful flower with such a nice color against the lush green background. You are becoming quite the nature photographer! I really like what David did to the photo. You could make a pair by making the bottom flower a photo alone as well. My eye jumped back and forth between the two flowers in your original shot.   Posted: 06/10/2021 10:06:38


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