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Orange Mums

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 14 November 2008 in Plant & Nature.

I used an action to create an Orton effect look. Action. A link for creating the Orton effect step-by-step can be found at Link
Taken at Longwood Conservatory, natural light, tripod.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


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Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous. What a beautiful color!

14 Nov 2008 5:43am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Beautiful shot Anita the Mums are a fantastic colour

14 Nov 2008 5:43am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

WOW !! this is truly a beautiful shot well done!

14 Nov 2008 7:46am

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Superb! Absolutely stunning. The DoF is spot-on and the colours are wonderful.

14 Nov 2008 9:31am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very smooth image. Thanks for the tip and the reference.

14 Nov 2008 9:59am

Sue from United States

Great choice of DOF. And, very effective use of the Orton action (a personal favorite action!)

14 Nov 2008 10:27am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Exquisite beauty, Anita ...

14 Nov 2008 11:35am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

This is marvelous, Anita. I really love this a lot. The bokeh is very supportive of the main subject and the color contrast and combination is magnificent. You should approach Longwood with these shots and see if you can work a deal to use them in their advertising.

14 Nov 2008 11:58am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Gorgeous shot! Love the framing and the DOF.

14 Nov 2008 1:09pm

@Giovanni: Thank you!

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

love this - the Orton Effect is one of my faves!

14 Nov 2008 1:18pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks, Betsy. It would be interesting to know which images you use it on.

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautiful shot...

14 Nov 2008 1:28pm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Really nice shot there! Although... I think the contrast isn't too good in this one, makes the flower blend into the background?

14 Nov 2008 4:07pm

@Koushiro~光子郎: One reason the flower blends in with the background is the Orton effect, which blurs the image a bit. I posted the same image but with more contrast at link Do you like it better?

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice DOF

14 Nov 2008 6:29pm

Mary from PA, United States

Beautiful as always Anita...Lovely colors and effects !

14 Nov 2008 8:24pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful Anita - the color is spectacular.....

14 Nov 2008 9:14pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the narrow focal plane which emphasizes this beautiful blossom. Nice close up.

14 Nov 2008 9:40pm

Maramy from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Great dof!! and the colours are just beautiful.

14 Nov 2008 10:27pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing, I like this image and the others flowers are the perfect backdrop.

14 Nov 2008 11:40pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Amazing processing! The colors are just beautiful!

15 Nov 2008 12:42am

Loretta from San Mateo, United States

I love the depth of field. This picture is wonderful.

15 Nov 2008 7:26am

Catalin from Bucharest, Romania

nice soft photo. the dof is excellent and the focus is precise

15 Nov 2008 11:23am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Haha I liked this one better lol! Although both are really well taken ^_^

15 Nov 2008 1:46pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Superb shot. What a wonderful composition and such marvelous colors. I don't know how you are able to be so consistently good.

16 Nov 2008 4:49am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful DOF, isolating the single beautiful flower and creating a beautiful background of color

16 Nov 2008 3:50pm

Judith Polakoff from United States

Wow, the colors are just gorgeous, and the softness is so perfect for this subject matter. Wonderful job!

28 Nov 2008 8:53pm

1/80 second
ISO 100
100 mm