Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nature's palette

Red? Orange? Coral? Whatever name you want to call it, I love the vibrant colors of these Ixora plants. When the bloom is new, it is lighter in color and as it ages the color deepens to the darker tones. In the shade the velvety blossoms almost seem to glow against the deep green leaves.
Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens at 3.2 for the top images and 8 for the bottom one
Post processing: Increased the exposure and blacks in ACR, in Photoshop cloned out distracting spots, Touch of Dark around the lighter bloom on the bottom image, sharpened with the Edge and the Highpass filter.


  1. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers Cindi! I love the composition and exposure on each shot!

    Well done!

  2. I like the first shot over any others. Subject is obvious, lighting is good, details where I want them. I'm a little unsure on the composition or crop. Something about it just doesn't make it happen for me.

  3. I think I like the top and bottom images the best. Why?

    I like the top one because the subject stands-out so clearly from the background and the colors of the flower and background are so complementary of each other.

    I like the bottom image because it makes me think that even though things may look exactly the same, there are real differences if you take the time and study the image. You did this wonderfully in this image.

    Nicely done, ma' lady!