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Hyacinth 2b--less yellow

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 11 April 2010 in Plant & Nature.

This is the same image as yesterday, but I reduced the intensity of the yellow in the manner suggested by Barbara.

NIKON D300 5/2 seconds F/36.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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Dawn from Maryland, United States

Beautiful!! I love purple and yellow together. What a perfect shot!

11 Apr 2010 12:21pm

@Dawn: Thank you, Dawn. I was purposefully working with complementary colors.

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Good choice. The yellow now falls to a supporting role and it's really quite beautiful.

11 Apr 2010 1:39pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks, Larry--that is the role I wanted for the BG.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

It seemed to have opened up the centers of the little blossoms too - whatever you did. Glad it worked. You have some lovely contrasts working here. Gorgeous!

11 Apr 2010 1:39pm

@Barbara Kile: I did exactly what you suggested--lowered saturation and lightness, then used brush in mask to bring back the flower at 100%. I'm thrilled that you noticed a difference in the centers--I allowed the yellows to remain the brighter color. Thanks so much for your suggestion.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

This is very nice, Anita. I have to agree with Barbara, but I still like the one from yesterday, too!

11 Apr 2010 2:10pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. They have a different feel.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Beautifully presented. Your flowers are so much like watercolor paintings.

11 Apr 2010 2:40pm

@john4jack: Thank you for this comment!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

PS - The combo of the D300 with the Sigma 105mm seems to be working very well for you.

11 Apr 2010 2:41pm

@john4jack: Yes, they serve my needs very well! thanks for remembering.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This version is better.

11 Apr 2010 4:55pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good choice of edit, the other one is pretty harsh to the eyes, and these blues needed to be balanced with a sympathetic although contrasting colour.

11 Apr 2010 7:03pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I like the color of yellow in the background in this version. Five exclamations!

11 Apr 2010 7:31pm

Mark from Sterling Heights, United States

I also like this version better Anita. It doesn't seem like the yellow is competing as much, and is much more complimentary instead.

11 Apr 2010 7:36pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

too beautiful. where are the brown spots and bugs
the gnats and the aphids and the angry bees?
you obviously didn't raid *my* garden for this
beautiful bloom. wonderful shot anita.

11 Apr 2010 8:39pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


11 Apr 2010 9:11pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Lovely image Anita, really like the soft yellow background in this image as compared to the previous one. Beautiful lighting and colors.

12 Apr 2010 2:43am

Sue from Nashville, United States

I agree with John (the previous commenter). Lovely image.

12 Apr 2010 2:37pm

5/2 seconds
ISO 125
105 mm