Ingrid Lockhart  

Dahlia by Ingrid Lockhart

September 2023 - Dahlia

September 2023 - Ingrid Lockhart


About the Image(s)

This image was taken with my Nikon D 7100 with a 105mm macro lens. F3.8, ISO 400, 1/800. I took this photo with natural light against a white background and then adjusted the image in Camera Raw to increase contrast, clarity and vibrance. I inserted a background texture to add interest.

3 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Ingrid, you created a beautiful dahlia image with vibrant yellow and magenta colors that were brought out with your excellent post processing skills. The magenta border adds to the consistent color scheme. If I were to suggest any changes, I would add a vignette blur to the outer petals and stem to focus attention on the center of the dahlia. Of course, that is only my personal preference. I took a stab at doing this using Nik Collection's Color Efex vignette blur filter.   Posted: 09/05/2023 18:28:21
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Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
While David's rendition is interesting, I like the full flower view you have. It's sharp and the chosen background sets the flower off well. It seems to have a "painterly" effect - like a watercolor or drawing. Very nice.   Posted: 09/08/2023 20:35:01

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Here the background is part of the image. Love the colors and the fact that you titled the flower to the right and not straight up and down.   Posted: 09/18/2023 15:45:02


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