It seems to be white orchid season! A friend gave me a gorgeous one and I had to try to do it justice with some pictures. I started with some macro explorations, and went for focus stacks to start with.
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Indoors with indirect window light on a cloudy day. In LR, whites increased to give a tiny bit more tonal stretch and a very small bit of Clarity. Stack of maybe 30 in Zerene. I was pleased I was able to resolve the small curly structure on the lip and the detail behind it. Only very slight retouching in PS. Crop for composition.
Stunning orchid image, Diane. The focus stacking was a big success. I love the different white tones. They really bring out the inside of the flower. The frame fits this scene perfectly with the very narrow yellow inside border. Very nicely done.
The curly bit is insane!!! That’s so great that you rendered it so well. I also like all the colors that go to make up the shading in the petals. White is rarely ever so stark as we think of it. Really fabulous. I look forward to seeing more!
Most photographers take close-ups of Phalaenopsis flowers head on with the petals parallel to the plane of the lens. And you departed from the norm and captured the center of the flower with a very interesting point of view. The comp is perfect and the color patterns along with the yellows generate a lot of interest for the viewer. You can tell that I like this one as presented…Jim
WOW!! I really like this one. The details are amazing and so are the yellow/red colors but also the shadows in the white areas making that parts come alive. The focus stacking seems to be perfect. I could not find anything to improve.