Murphy Hektner, APSA  

Columbine by Murphy Hektner, APSA

July 2024 - Columbine

About the Image(s)

Nikon D700 with Nikon 200mm macro lens on tripod - ISO 2000 - 1/400 @ f/11 - Hazy early morning sun backlit - bit of a breeze so boosted the ISO to 2000 to attain a fast enough shutter speed to maintain good sharpness. Photo-flex soft gold reflector to light the front of the flowers to even out the sunlight. Post processed in Elements 2020. One image.

This columbine flower lives in a ceramic container on our deck. The medium green out of focus background is deciduous trees about 40 feet away. I liked the backlighting of the early morning sun.

2 comments posted

Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
One of my favorites, Columbine come in such a variety of color cultivars and this is a wonderful example of the flowers and foliage. Nicely done.   Posted: 07/05/2024 15:37:53
Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Dan: Appreciated your positive comments. Columbines are also one of my favorites flowers, both our Pacific Northwest wild variety and also the wide variety of colorful hybrids available today. Cheers...   Posted: 07/11/2024 19:16:42


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