Chuck Nauman  

Bird of Paradise 2 by Chuck Nauman

November 2021 - Bird of Paradise 2

November 2021 - Chuck Nauman


About the Image(s)

This grouping is from a BoP in my yard. Photographed in front of a black background under 4000 Kelvin fluorescent lighting. The image was captured with a Panasonic DMC-G7 converted with a 590nm Supercolor filter, 12-60mm Lumix lens at 47mm, 1/13 sec, f/11, and is a product of focus stacking. The original was processed in Photo Shop, including a channel swap action from Life Pixel, followed by additional adjustments in PS.

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6 comments posted

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Beautifully done image, Chuck. I love delicate foliage in IR and this is a great example of why. I have two concerns: I think your crop is a bit too extreme. The sides of the plant feel a bit crowded in my mind. The other is the background. I used Photoshop to select the color of the background and change it to black. I think it makes the flower really pop.   Posted: 11/16/2021 13:27:18
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Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
Yes, I agree... the brown lessens the contrast. Also agree that the crop is too tight.   Posted: 11/23/2021 16:36:34

Gary Oehrle   Gary Oehrle
Thanks for making the corrections. I like this image better than last months since I see the front of the flowers. Were it mine, I would not have cropped so tight but maybe not at all in viewing the original. See my attached for areas in the background which are not consistent having a different tone or
feature differences. These may be a product of focus stacking as I have experienced this issue with stacking. Great capture of the flower. How many images did you stack?   Posted: 11/16/2021 13:41:16
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Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
The crop is too tight I can see now. I think the stack was 6 images I believe.   Posted: 11/23/2021 16:38:37