Murphy Hektner, APSA  

Teasel  by Murphy Hektner, APSA

January 2022 - Teasel

About the Image(s)

Pentax crop sensor body
60-250 Pentax zoom at 250mm
1/200 sec
ISO 200
on tripod
mid morning backlit sun
out of focus greenery background in shade
no wind.

Teasel originates from Europe and the Mediterranean areas and is now found in most U.S. States. It is considered an invasive species. Photographed in September.

3 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Murphy,
Absolutely lovely. The backlighting really enhances the texture and colors of the plant. Sharp details on the entire plant. The green bokeh in the background is a perfect complement. Well done indeed.   Posted: 01/09/2022 10:34:56

Charles Ginsburgh   Charles Ginsburgh
A nice image that highlights the entire flower, with the interesting presentation of the stem, leaves and thorns. The backlit lighting was well chosen to accent the thorns in an effective manner. I was a bit disappointed that I could not see more of the prickly blooms (or pods). There is so much interesting detail here, that the image fails to show off in an effective manner. Perhaps adding a bit of sharpening and micro-contrast might bring these areas out. As such though this image looks a bit mundane lacking the impact that these blooms can offer.   Posted: 01/10/2022 14:52:49

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Murphy, Very nice lighting. Your inclusion of the stem and leaves is probably not the usual composition, I like it as it's not the ordinary shot of teasel. Fine focus and a effective background make this a winning photograph.   Posted: 01/13/2022 15:31:34


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