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By bglimaye
I have taken this photo of Orchid flowers last week . Please review and inform the suggestions

Tags: Flowers and plants

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debu 8 India
19 Nov 2012 10:16AM
Lovely colourful image.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
19 Nov 2012 1:49PM
Hi BG, - perhaps you used a vivid mode on the camera to cause these flowers to be over saturated. Its quite a good shot apart from that. Over saturation can cause a loss of detail as the colours bleed across pixels.

The mods Ive uploaded will likely look quite dull in comparison, - mod2 has more colour, but without an original unprocessed file its difficult to get them correct. You might see that the "veins" in the petals are more distinct in the less saturated mods.

A good shot overall, - just take care with saturation.


Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 3:19PM
Well yes a nice vivid shot of a photogenic flower. However to me it is a little busy and maybe shooting just a sprig of the flowers might have been a better idea. An example is on page 2 of my portfolio.

I do think that with flower heads, less is often better. I also find, despite my example mentioned, that three heads are mostly better than two. (I thought my example of three heads with orchids was within my portfolio but it isn't, which is a pity from the example point of view.)

So maybe a bit of photographic gardening to segregate a few heads, temporarily mind you and no permanent damage caused, is the way to go.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 6:48PM
I agree with Frank. Look around the plant and choose a little group that is nicely clustered together, so that you won't be showing too much background. Then make sure that your background isn't going to clash with your chosen specimens. Ideally, place some black card behind them, isolating them from everything else. Here is a nice example from a member of this site. He simply used window light to illuminate the orchid.
Also, you will find tips of Flower Photography here and here .
paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 7:42PM
Good try. The saturation does seem heavy and, ideally, you need one dominant bloom to act as a main focal point, the remainder being then background. Difficult with this type of flower though.


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