Murphy Hektner, APSA  

Pink Penstemon by Murphy Hektner, APSA

May 2021 - Pink Penstemon

About the Image(s)

DATA: Nikon body with 200mm Nikon macro lens on ground level tripod --- ISO 800 --- 1/160 @ f/11 --- cloudy

Maker's Aims and Comments: More of a selective focus picture of 5 flowers and a bud. My intent was to have the front grouping of flowers and flower bud all is sharp focus with the background flowers a well out of focus blur to create a pleasant soft mood. The flowers in the background are the same species of Penstemon and about 36" in back of the main flower group. Any questions I will be glad to reply.

2 comments posted

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Murphy, Nice image and the colors are outstanding. The contrast with green helps make the image. I have no problem with out of focus background. The stroke is a bit too bright and I don't think it enhances the image. Would a dull green look better?   Posted: 05/03/2021 18:39:11

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Murphy,
This image is very pleasing to my eye. You captured sharp details on the main flowers. It is well composed. The blurred flowers created the perfect background colors.   Posted: 05/04/2021 10:50:17


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