A red 'Kangaroo Paw' flower. To dear Oh Rich, how truly wonderful, I've had so few critiques and I love them. Thank you, thank you so much for your time, thought and honesty in reviewing my photo that means such a great deal to me
And here's one of his own glorious flower photos as a thank you
To dear Grif Oh wow - I have never had 2 critiques on a deviation before and I feel truly honoured. I'd like to thank you so much for your time, and for sharing your very valid ideas so generously Grif Here's one of Grif's amazing landscapes as a thank you Kindly requested by I really value every comment, , and I can no longer thank everyone for Faves individually, but please know that I'm grateful and very happy to receive them, they mean a lot.
This flower photo is stunning to me! While I've seen photos of the Kangaroo paw flower before, this one stands out for the richness of color and super nice focus that brings total focus to the flowers and using the background merely as a background color to highlight that rich color of the flower. While it may not be super original it still has really amazing technique and impact that I would hold high. The only wish for me would to have been there and seen the flower live and in person. But here is a photo that does the next best thing!
Quite a flower! One that I had never seen before. Thank you for introducing us to this unique flora. The composition is good with solid use of the Rule of Thirds on a complex subject. The use of selective focus/depth of field is also good-but it might be a little too shallow. The blur in advancing buds and receding one are fine but the right flower seems to loose its "crispness" as we move downward. For me this causes a little vibration, which is disturbing. The brokeh is very pleasing. I would like to see this image with a little more contrast. The white throat of the flower seems to be a shade grey, which may be the result of our two displays. (I haven't popped this into PS and de-saturated it yet to check for grey.) My feeling is that slightly more contrast will add a punch that will make the flowers colors truly pop! Thanks again for sharing...
Oh how wonderful. I never think of these plants being outside Australia. California seems to have very similar summers to us but I'm not sure if your winters are colder. Or did you take your Autumn colours photo towards the mountains?