Bill Foy  

Hibiscus - Rose Mallow by Bill Foy

September 2021 - Hibiscus - Rose Mallow

September 2021 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

This image was made a few years ago at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. This flower only grows around the pond in the wetlands and it can be difficult to get close enough for a macro shot. Adjustments in ACR: crop, exposure, highlights/shadows, vibrance. Adjustments in PS: applied a small amount of burn to bring out the stigma and style, added a adjustment layer with a Difference blending mode to darken the background. I initially thought I would try to put enough bokeh in the background too keep some green, but I was unable to find a satisfactory way to do that. You should know that I'm very new to this "advanced" use of PS, so any help you want to offer will be gratefully accepted. Nikon D500, Sigma 150mm macro lens, f/11, 1/1000, ISO-400, aperture priority, handheld.

3 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Hi Bill! A very nice image. The only suggestion I have is to remove the hole on the right side.   Posted: 09/11/2021 14:43:19
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Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Stuart. I went back and forth about removing that hole and I guess I should have.   Posted: 09/11/2021 15:16:46
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Have a good weekend   Posted: 09/11/2021 16:45:41


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