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May 2022 - Brad Becker


May 2022 - Brad Becker

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May 2022 - Brad Becker

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About the Image(s)

This month I was continuing my theme of birds and flowers. I wanted to emphasize the incidental act of pollination. I chose some small flowers to simulate pollen since I'd already pushed the boundary of proportions.

8 comments posted

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
I enjoy your bird/flower composites. I think you have used this bird before, and I don't blame you. It's a good image. The out of focus background helps focus the eye on the bird and flower; however, the bright flowers on the right side of the image draw the eye away from the bird/pollen/flower. Also, I feel the pollen should be scattered so it doesn't look like the bird is relieving himself. This composite definitely has potential.   Posted: 05/12/2022 15:54:36

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Great flower and bird images. The right side flowers add very little to the total picture   Posted: 05/13/2022 17:51:37

Peggy Nugent   Peggy Nugent
I really like this image, Brad. Using the bird for the pollination is very clever; it opens this up beyond the literal. I love the use of small flowers to simulate pollen.
I have a new appreciation for your flower images after spending the last several weeks trying to come up with an interesting flower shot for my camera club's competition.
Personally, I really like having an out of focus flower at the right. The glowing blur may be a flower, but maybe it's the sun, or a fantasy doorway to another world.

I personally would crop out the second flower at the far right.
And I agree with Alan about scattering the pollen.   Posted: 05/15/2022 14:15:36
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
What do you think of this one?   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:48:03
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Peggy Nugent   Peggy Nugent
I love it!   Posted: 05/15/2022 19:06:45

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Brad, I looked back in the previous rounds for your flower images, a wonderful concept! I think that the latest version of this image is just perfect, with the colors, composition and a story of mythical dimensions.   Posted: 05/21/2022 10:38:36
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Kristi, Thanks for taking the tie to review my prior images and for the very positive feedback. I am definitely in a flower period, will end up being a nice series once I finish.   Posted: 05/21/2022 19:55:37

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Brad, lovely image that you have created and great concept also.
I really like the scattering pollen suggestion I think it works much better
I worked in the background blurring it as I found the flower get too much attention to my taste   Posted: 05/22/2022 01:57:25
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