Gene Eckhardt  

Stamens by Gene Eckhardt

May 2022 - Stamens

May 2022 - Gene Eckhardt


About the Image(s)

Stamens caught my eye while walking through the garden. A little boost to shadows, slight bump to Exp made them pop. Narrow depth of field shows nice perspective.

11 comments posted

Bob Shor   Bob Shor
Nice macro Gene   Posted: 05/06/2022 18:39:38
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Thank you. Had not thought of it as a macro, but I guess it is.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:26:02

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Wow, Gene! That is spectacular! it looks very painterly to me and with hardly any effort. Details are extraordinary, and I especially like the natural leading lines. Great image (I'm partial to flowers). Also, congratulations on being chosen to display an image in this month's gallery! The one displayed is super.   Posted: 05/07/2022 11:56:22
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Thanks for your comments and the nod to the showcase image.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:27:35

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I like the dreamy mood of shallow DOF flowers; very nice Gene.   Posted: 05/07/2022 17:28:50
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Thanks. Sometimes DOF is our friend. Wich I could say it was totally intentional.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:28:44

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I enjoyed seeing your member showcase Bilbao shot! Kudos to you for the extra exposure.
This closeup flower is almost like a painting with its dreamy pinkish/orangish colors and tiny squiggly dark stamens. It is half soft/half sharp. So hard to get this level of detail with cell phone cameras, but seems you pulled it off OK.   Posted: 05/08/2022 21:34:02
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Thank you for comments on the flower and the Showcase image. I was trying to get the stamens sharp which, I think, was only possible with the Focus Lock. Otherwise, larger background overwelled the stamens.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:32:18

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Congratulations on your Image of the Month! This is a great close up, the colors of the petals are a good B/G for the sharp stamens.

  Posted: 05/12/2022 10:43:21
Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Thanks for you comments. I've tried many similar shots the phone camera but with limited success. Really nice when things work out as intended.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:34:42

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The petals frame the stamens and the dreamy effect make the flower pleasing to the eyes.
I'd prefer to see the petal near the middle part on the left more open to see more of the stamens.   Posted: 05/18/2022 17:11:49


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