David Terao  

Myrtle Spurge by David Terao

July 2024 - Myrtle Spurge

July 2024 - David Terao


July 2024 - David Terao

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About the Image(s)

This image was taken at a local garden near my home. I liked the repeating pattern of the leaves, and the small dew drops on the leaves. It's hard to see the dew drops, so I also created an alternative cropped version of the image. Which do you prefer? Shot with a Fujifilm X-T50 camera and Laowa 65mm macro lens. Exposure was 1/850 sec @f/10 and ISO 800.

6 comments posted

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
I have been sitting for a while trying to decide which I prefer and finally decided that I like them both for different reasons. The cropped version emphasises the white surrounds of the leaves and your final version shows a little more of the plant but with the narrow depth of field still shows the white surrounds clearly but adds a little more interest to the image. On my monitor the dew drops are clear on both. Top marks for both images.   Posted: 07/02/2024 17:14:37
David Terao   David Terao
Thank you, Robert. I like both versions equally as well for different reasons.   Posted: 07/02/2024 17:32:42

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I too like both images. They are both strong. I think the one you presented is different than most shots with the shallow depth of field that almost conveys motion of the center popping out at us. Excellent images that are processed well. I have n suggestions for improvement.   Posted: 07/05/2024 09:10:15
David Terao   David Terao
Thank you, Cindy. After dwelling on both images for several days, I prefer the above image because, as you state, it conveys a sense of motion. It is as if the plant is coming at you from the upper right corner.   Posted: 07/05/2024 09:53:37

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
I really like this one, different from most images I seen in clubs, where emphasize on all parts of the images are clear and in focus.
I play with the second one, crops and rotates, etc. didn't really come up with one I like, though, close to what the first one. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 07/07/2024 10:53:00
David Terao   David Terao
Thanks, Charlie.   Posted: 07/07/2024 11:50:00


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