Spring Time Blooms

More shots with a macro lens.

This is a Fushia. I have no idea what the flower in the second photo is called.

Posted by Gerry Vrbensky on Wed, 06/17/20 19:02
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Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Wed, 06/17/20 19:04

Mystery Flower.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 06/17/20 19:47

Two striking images. I would say the Fushia is ready for hanging from the manner in which you have completed the image. Detailed image, striking color with the contrast with the background serving to make the Fushia stand out strongly in the image. I managed to find the second flower on line. A species named Delosperma Fire Spinner Ice plant. Once again the contrast serves to make the flower visually "pop" in the picture.

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Thu, 06/18/20 09:58

I like the OP flower. Very pretty. Again I would have prefer a more cleaner background but it's fine as it is. The second flower is one I haven't seen before. The very center could be sharper though.;-)

Comments by Jeff Dye on Thu, 06/18/20 13:54

Once you find a nice flower (this one is) itís critical to pay attention to itís surroundings
and in this case a hot and distracting background as already pointed out. In the second
flower the center area goes from sharp to soft towards the bottom. Thatís fine. Takes it
a little beyond what I refer to as a seed package photo. I just spent some time with a
wild sunflower popping up in the yard. I didnít want the entire structure of it to be sharp.
It moves from sharp to soft.

Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Thu, 06/18/20 15:03

Thanks everybody for the excellent for the critiques. It's always a work in progress.

Comments by S Roter on Fri, 06/19/20 15:30

Both striking images. I have a Fushia plant on my balcony. Your's is
a beauty and so much better than I shot.

Comments by S Roter on Fri, 06/19/20 15:31

Your 2nd flower is an eye popper too.