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Horse Nettle, a Flower to Photographers by Donald Dunn

June 2021 - Horse Nettle, a Flower to Photographers

June 2021 - Donald Dunn


About the Image(s)

Horse Nettle is considered by some to be a weed. But in the words of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “A weed is but an unloved flower.” Pertinent information follows:
Date photo made: June 2, 2021
Location: Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area, Saline County, Arkansas

Camera: Canon 5d Mark iii, tripod assisted
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4X
Lens length: 560 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250
Apperture: f/22
ISO: 3200

Post Processing: Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI
Significant crop, minor development adjustments, clarity and texture increased, noise and sharpness adjustments

3 comments posted

Christine Walas   Christine Walas
Donald, beautifully captured horse nettle.
I do find the brown spots a bit distracting.   Posted: 06/08/2021 13:43:18

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
I have started seeing the horse nettle in my area on my recent walks and have taken a few photographs myself.
I am drawn to the yellow center of the flower. The flower petals, the buds and thorns are really sharp but the stigma could have been a little more sharper (maybe it's just on my screen). Nicely done.
  Posted: 06/09/2021 10:19:57

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I started shooting some of the "wild flowers" in our wetlands and find them to be particularly challenging because they are growing wild and never are "clean"have some imperfections from growing in a wild environment (no one to feed and water them daily other than Mother Nature) and lots of wildlife tromping around. So I am not overly concerned about the brown spots but I probably would have done some spot removal if it were me....that being said, many would not agree with me.

Your image was really small from cropping so I think the image is blurred from the small size. Not sure if the original full size was blurred.   Posted: 06/10/2021 11:20:21


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