Lupine Time!

Taken at the NENP meetup last week.


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Taken with Canon sX60, F5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO 400

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Patricia: Nice find! I like the way the main flower crosses over the BG bloom and your DOF for the BG field. Most excellent.>=))>

Very nice, Patricia. I like the way the flowers intersect too. A great find, and well captured. Great BG to compliment the subject.


This is a wonderful find and capture! Not only is it beautiful, but I love the uniqueness of the composition with the leaning and intersecting flowers. The bg is perfect and I even like the inclusion of the leaves at the bottom - Very important too, that you included enough of the leaves to make a statement of inclusion - as opposed to an oversight - if that makes sense.

The processing is light and airy and similar to Kathy’s lupine image, I suppose this could be a tad darker with more contrast, but honestly I think this works beautifully as presented.

I did notice though, there are a couple of cut off stalks in the center of the bottom edge? Some clean up perhaps? You might take a look and do some further cloning in that area. I almost missed it. Clean that up and this will be stellar!


Here is the repost that includes Lon’s suggestions. Thanks for the critique.

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Awesome! The rework nails it for me. thanks for taking the time!


Patricia, the pair of pink lupine looks great, especially with the main flower sweeping across the frame. I also really like the touch of leaves in the lower left. The cleaned up version is a good improvement.

This is really beautiful Patricia. The colors look awesome, the leaning lupine is very dynamic looking, and those out of focus buttercups make for a wonderful background. This is a very well conceived and executed image, nice bit of seeing on your part.