Summer blooms

El GatoEl Gato Global TrekkerRegistered Users Posts: 868 Major grins

Been working on a few images from summer 2020...getting me in the summer spirit and ready to see what this summer has to offer.


  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,013 Major grins

    They're all good. I particularly like the sunflowers but I have a weakness for them.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,599 Major grins
    edited June 8, 2021

    Very nice work, Al. I got to the second one and got stopped in my tracks. That's a great bloom and superbly captured.

    I'm asking this question as a learning effort on my part: In shot #1, would use of a light dose of front fill flash help to bring more definition to the face of the sunflower....without detracting from the backlight that you had?

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,297 Major grins

    I like the third one, it is interesting to look at.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 868 Major grins

    Don, Tom and Cristóbal...

    Thank you all for your comments.

    Tom, yes, I agree a front flash might just do the trick. I rarely pack a flash in my kit, I probably should start doing so. It would have helped bring out more definition as you surmised in the face of the sunflower.

    The third shot is one of those where I wish I had a time lapse setup. I found this flower interesting as it was ejecting/shedding its seed pods for the next generation. I have never been able to be at the right place at the right time to capture this part of the flower's life cycle. In a few days this flower will look like the one in the background.

    Thanks again for your comments everyone, much appreciated!

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,397 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    I like the third one, it is interesting to look at.


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