Cindy Lynch  

Pansies by Cindy Lynch

May 2023 - Pansies

May 2023 - Cindy Lynch


About the Image(s)

I took this on a photo outing at the MO Botanical Garden. So many gorgeous flowers and I loved the colors of the pansies. I cloned out the background pansies, cropped and signficantly darkened the background and did some cloning to fill in where the other pansies had been. I increased the contrast and saturation some and reduced the noise. I had put on a new lens for this outing and for some reason, the ISO reverted to 6400, hense the noise. Other settings: f/8, 1/800 sec., -0.7 step exposure compensation and 50 mm focal length using a 50 - 250 lens.

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6 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Although pansies aren't my favorite flower, you did an excellent job in finding a great composition and developing a compelling image in post processing. The blue and yellow colors are nicely saturated, and darkening the green leaves keeps one's attention on the flowers. Beautiful work!   Posted: 05/02/2023 15:23:16

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
hehe, first look, I thought it was one of my favorite native wild flowers, blue flag iris, but it's beautiful, and like the composition, the angled layout.
All good, if I'd darken a bit of a bright spot on lower left, and clone out a few white spots on the lower right, nicely balanced color tone..   Posted: 05/12/2023 22:23:20

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
The pansies in my greenhouse are about an inch tall at present and I hope they grow up to be as attractive as these ones. I think your post processing is very good and you have left enough of the background leaves to anchor the flowers to the soil. I like the strong diagonal and the colours are very striking.   Posted: 05/15/2023 17:07:15

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
This image is great as it stands, don't mess with it. You did a good job of getting rid of distracting background.   Posted: 05/15/2023 20:10:24

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
All the work that you have done in cloning and darkening the background have paid off. This is stunning. But the real credit goes to your subject. You chose pansies with wonderful colors that work well and they are sharp. Great job!   Posted: 05/29/2023 10:51:01

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
My very first photography is flower images. Thus I have a great appreciation of enjoying the pictures of various beautiful flowers. The color of violet and yellow is very beautiful combination and I like the sharp edges which may be an effect produced by post-processing.   Posted: 05/30/2023 06:18:19