Fern & Flower

Fern with an exclamation point. Along the roadside in western MA.

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Patricia: Just a great comp and superb light and DOF management. Terrific find superbly captured and presented. :+1::+1:>=))>

I totally agree with Bill’s comments. Truly this is a very nice image, Patricia. A great find along the roadside, that is for sure.

Now that is an exclamation point !!!

I love the OOF background here, to my taste you got just the right balance of softness vs. definition I also like the color of the Iris, it looks perfect, which is not always easy to do with blue/purple flowers. The tilt of the Iris, and the top frond of ferns creates a very dynamic composition. My only suggestion would be burn down the bottom fern in the LLC, if you took this darker it would make the brighter upper fern pop more. Nicely done.


Beautiful capture, great, technical execution and the color/processing looks spot on to me.

I guess I’ll be in the minority with the composition. Ok, kudos for non-conventional and all that. And the bg is sufficiently oof that it becomes a pleasant, uniform back drop for the flower and ferns. I guess I’m just at odds with the almost empty (except for bg) UL quadrant. My thinking was that if the main fern wasn’t so flat and faced the view more I could justify including it’s entire length and the resulting empty quadrant. I might be tempted to crop from the left in to that fern - I guess if it was more about the iris. As presented though the story is more about them together? (hence your title!!! - duh.) Regardless of my opinion, it’s still a beautiful photograph.