Gaetan Manuel  

Porcelaine Rose (etlingera elatior) by Gaetan Manuel

November 2023 - Porcelaine Rose (etlingera elatior)

About the Image(s)

Camera used; Nikon D700 fitted with 24-70mm lens; exposure time: 1/6400s; aperture : f/22 at 70mm. A flash was held at the upper left-hand side. Processed with ON1. A border was added using the same software.

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5 comments posted

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Nice sharp capture of the Rose lovely colors The rose really does look as if it were porcelain The black background sets off the colored bloom   Posted: 11/05/2023 16:52:32

Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Geatan: Thank you for sharing this unusual Rose, have never seen one like this. The flash held at the upper left hand side kind of resembles open sun lighting due to the shadows on the rose and then using a black background of some sort. Cannot see any supporting stem so the Rose seems to kind of float in space.

The large white border comes on a little strong, it kind of dominates the very interesting Rose in my humble opinion.

  Posted: 11/06/2023 00:23:41

Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
Well executed and thank you for sharing a species I am not familiar with. In a past life, I worked in a Botanical garden and the curator once said if you do not learn a new species everyday you are not trying. I like the overall tones dof,and composition.   Posted: 11/08/2023 14:56:16
Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
Glad you learned of a new species!!   Posted: 11/18/2023 08:10:47

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
New subject, new kind of picture for me (and for others I suppose).
1/6400s and f/22, it should be completely dark (without the flash). Not a "0" too many? Not important.
I like the form and sharpness of the petals.
I agree with Murphy for the large border. I think you need one, a thin one, not one that catches the eyes.   Posted: 11/21/2023 02:25:49