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Salvia Hot Lips

By JuBarney
A couple of Salvia bushes are still covered in flowers which seems a bit out of season, especially considering the colour, but nice to see something bright in the garden - and the bumble bees were out yesterday. (It has been so hard to get much definition in the reds; any suggestions?)

It looks as though we are going to have a lovely day after the frost has gone so I hope it is nice with you.

Tags: Flowers and plants Salvia

Voters: Rudranath, sparrowhawk, dudler and 33 more

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sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 7:57AM
26 Nov 2020 8:47AM
Beautiful set Ju,
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 9:32AM
Three charming florals... Lovely set Ju...
Isabel GrinGrin
richmowil Plus
12 437 2 England
26 Nov 2020 9:39AM
Such a striking colour Ju.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
26 Nov 2020 10:36AM
Lovely floral set Ju
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 12:38PM
Mine are still flowering, too, Ju. I just checked back on my pictures of them and see that I used negative exposure opmpensation, which reduced the glare of the white part and prevented the red part from "blooming". Not an easy combination, though. It's one of those that you have to experiment with and see what works best. I don't remember whether or not I used my polarizing filter, and that doesn't show on the exif data, but it's quite possible that I did. I usually underexpose for reds anyway.
Another thing. Take a look at your camera settings and see what the saturation setting is. Set it to low.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 2:10PM
My one you gave me... still flowering as well Ju
also love the smell from the leaves
three lovely images... and yes like Pamela says
I under expose also
26 Nov 2020 2:21PM
Beautiful set
laura1 16 8
26 Nov 2020 2:38PM
a lovely splash of colour to cheer us up

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 3:20PM
Like you mine are all in bloom Ju.
Peter GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2020 4:05PM
These are such pretty flowers Ju, I have seen these, they are so tiny GrinGrinGrin

Did you have the camera on 'landscape' mode or maybe 'portrait' mode (picture style) I set mine to neutral or faithful or even standard for flowers. If you were to use landscape (or portrait) by mistake the colours are far too over bright and saturated.
I cant tell from the exif if you have those on your camera. I would also try spot metering too Ju Smile
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
26 Nov 2020 4:33PM
A lovely bright image before the winter gloom descends. I would, if using Photoshop, lower the saturation and perhaps also using the dehaze option.
26 Nov 2020 4:34PM
It is mild where you are Ju. Lovely splash of colour and images. Debs
26 Nov 2020 4:35PM
Colours are beautiful, a grand set Ju.SmileSmile
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
26 Nov 2020 4:44PM
Beautiful set Ju. SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
27 Nov 2020 12:52PM
Lovley set, Ju 👍 I always find that reproducing reds they always seem to lack detail, but reducing saturation brings it back, but then they don't look as strong 😬
Trev 😀

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