Russell Hunt  

Coneflower by Russell Hunt

August 2022 - Coneflower

About the Image(s)

Purple cone flower. Nikon D500 F5 @1200 sec. ISO 200. EV -.3. FL 60mm.

6 comments posted

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Russel, This is one of my favorite flowers to photograph in the field. To find one that you can isolate just adds to the pleasure. I think that your lovely bloom would show off much better if you cropped down. The out of focus foreground hold my view before getting to the flower and I would crop to just below the stem. Including the 3 or 4 buds above the flower will still show environment. Let me know what you think.   Posted: 08/04/2022 10:42:47

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
Hello Russell And welcome to the group. I love the structure of the coneflower as well and their color. But I do agree that this image would really stand out more if it was cropped both from the top and bottom. This would segregate the bloom and focus our attention on it. I would also suggest increasing the exposure slightly and the saturation to really enhance the flower. Thanks.   Posted: 08/06/2022 07:53:56

Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
What a beautiful flower. The colors of the bloom and the colors of the background work great together. I also think that a tighter crop would create more impact of this image.   Posted: 08/07/2022 19:14:44

Fran Yates   Fran Yates
Hi Russell, I am always on the search for a cone flower. I love how the petals seem to dance. I agree with the others about cropping top and bottom. While the contrast of the green and pink compliment each other, I would like to see the cone flower stand out more. Can you bring the saturation of the green down a bit? So fortunate to see one in this good condition all alone.   Posted: 08/10/2022 18:31:56

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Hello Russel, I also like to photograph coneflowers. I have several coneflower plants growing in my garden. Nice image... great color and clarity. Cropping it tighter would really make the coneflower stand out.   Posted: 08/11/2022 06:21:06

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Russel, your Coneflower is beautiful but I agree with the other members about the crop. I find the foreground a bit busy and it takes attention away from the flower. If I can suggest something to improve this would be to use a more open wide f stop when you are in front of a subject with such a busy background. This will help blur the background and no make it so prominent. Also you can bring a piece of white cardboard and place behind to isolate totally from the other flowers, it will end in a totally different image but it will make your flower stand up.   Posted: 08/11/2022 19:59:12


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