Marti Buckely  

Red Tulip by Marti Buckely

August 2022 - Red Tulip

August 2022 - Marti Buckely


About the Image(s)

The original was shot at 1/90 sec at F8.0 with a 17-40mm at 40mm for the lens. The ISO was 100.
I like to see the insides of flowers. There were distractions in the background so I cloned them out. Also used Topaz Studio to do some other editing but unfortunately don't remember exactly what module was used as this is an older photo.

8 comments posted

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
I can see you are out of my league and I can not tell you anything to make this image better.   Posted: 08/02/2022 12:31:27
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Hi Donna - it's not about leagues...If there is something you like or dislike, feel free to say it. That's the way we learn. It's not just about what's "wrong" with an image. People also learn by what others think is "right" with images.   Posted: 08/02/2022 14:26:34

David Terao   David Terao
You are very creative in using Topaz Labs' filter to accentuate the details in the tulip. I've never tried using Topaz filters myself even though I own Topaz Studio. If I were to do anything differently, I might try changing the flower's stigma to a bright yellow to add contrast to the image and bring attention to the inside of the flower. I believe the red tulip's stigma is naturally a yellow color.   Posted: 08/02/2022 13:13:25
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Thanks David - perhaps like this?   Posted: 08/02/2022 14:22:06
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David Terao   David Terao
Yes, I think it adds a little more interest to an already interesting image.   Posted: 08/02/2022 14:59:22

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Marti, I like this image and the framing. David had a good idea, and it pops with the yellow center. I like a gentle flower look, so on a personal preference I find the technique less appealing than if it had a more gentle look. Either way the bottom right green leaf is strong, and I suggest darkening that one down and take clarity down on it, so it is subtle like the leaf on the left. Keep up the good work.   Posted: 08/03/2022 22:42:56

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Marti, Love the colors in this flower. With tulips I like a softer look too. I feel like you capture this image in good light. I have a visual feedback. I took the original image and cropped it square, clone out the background to make it black. I painted in a little yellow on the stamen. I darken the green leaves. The front petal is a little soft. With all that being said. I feel you have a lovely image and you did a great job with the more artistic image.   Posted: 08/05/2022 11:00:33
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Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Thanks for your comments, Linda. I sort of feel by taking the stem and leaves out that the flower appears to be floating. I can see the leaves when I select the image but not the small version in the comment box.   Posted: 08/05/2022 13:33:28


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