Bob Crocker  

Triple Bloom by Bob Crocker

October 2021 - Triple Bloom

About the Image(s)

"Last week a small group of us from the local photo club visited the Green Bay Botanical Garden. There was a wide range of plants at the end of their cycle, and others still going strong. This grouping of three blooms caught my eye with light just on the blooms but not the background. I didn't have to do much to the image; in ON1 Photo RAW I brightened the center, added a little contrast and sharpened just the blooms. Then cropped the photo a little to emphasize the blooms. Photo taken with my Sony a6500, 90mm macro lens at f5.6, ISO 500, 1/4000. I needed the higher shutter speed due to the light breeze that always seems to pop up when shooting macro images."

4 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Great capture. I like the composition and those lines you captured are perfect. They really enhance the shape of the petals of the flower. I think you got the perfect amount of background blur as well. You can still get a feel for the stem the flowers are on, so they aren't floating.   Posted: 10/11/2021 12:28:32

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Lovely! Beautiful details, colors, depth of field and focus. I wouldn't change a thing!   Posted: 10/11/2021 21:20:01

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I like the three cascading flowers as the focal point of the picture, especially the lines around their centers. You were able to capture just enough of the background to suggest their stems. Well done. In my monitor some of the petals appear a little soft around the edges.   Posted: 10/13/2021 14:54:28
Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Thanks Marcela, for sure the softness is there, probably due to the f5.6 aperture. Probably could have bumped it up a little more, maybe even f8 but I was so worried about movement, I went for that high shutter speed.   Posted: 10/15/2021 09:02:58


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