Soft Colors Of Spring

© Heather K. McFarland

Soft Colors Of Spring

Uploaded: April 13, 2002

Description

Used shallow DOF on these backlit spring flowers, making the one yellow center peeking out the focus point, to get a soft painterly effect. F5.6 at 1/640sec.

Comments

Dolores Neilson April 14, 2002

I just love this Heather!! When loading the full version, the sharpness of the yellow pistil stands out and the dof has other petals blurred. When viewing the image as a thumbnail, the shades of violet are more pronounced and has a painterly appearance. The lighting is just perfect!!! #4836

Heather K. McFarland level-classic April 14, 2002

Thank you Dolores. Glad someone liked it...lol (you know who I'm referring too don't you??). Have been playing with selective focus on some flower shots this spring for something a bit different. I have enough tack sharp flower shots that I'm getting kinda bored of them actually! #6906

Brian L. Zimmerman April 14, 2002

Gorgeous shot, Heather! This could be my pick for "photo of the day" any day. #6909

Heather K. McFarland level-classic April 14, 2002

Thanks Brian. Appreciate the feedback. Now if I could only get those DPC judges to open their eyes a bit I might actually win something over there this month. #6913

April 14, 2002

My Daugter was setting here with me and she saw this wonderful photo. She really wanted to know what kind of flowers those are. Even though she is only six years old, she has a good eye, and I must say it is a great photo, one of the best. I hope that you keep up this great work. #6917

Heather K. McFarland level-classic April 14, 2002

Thank you Robert. They are the first spring crocuses I saw this year in Michigan. Thank your daughter for me also....thats wonderful that this one caught her eye. Get that girl a camera and start her out young..lol. I wish I had started at a young age!! #6920

Debbie Groff May 10, 2002

Heather, you really have a knack for the "flowers"! Really. Another beauty! #7815

Jeff Galbraith May 10, 2002

Congratulations Heather,
Simply wonderful work, as always. #7843

Dolores Neilson May 15, 2002

Congrats on your win, Heather!! I knew it was a winner when I first saw it! #7998

Guy D. Biechele level-classic May 16, 2002

Very artistically done. This is truely a beauty. Congrats, Heather. +Guy #8006

Cheryl Meisel May 16, 2002

Congrats Heather I just saw this LOL (very late) WOW is that beautiful! I just love it! Cheryl #8024

Thomasa February 04, 2004

Simply a fantastic flower shot! I love how the yellow pistil is only showing on one of the flowers. The angled composition works wonderfully and I love the detail you have captured. Excellent work! #362255

Loraine Arnold February 21, 2004

Beautiful photo. I like how you have the center yellow part in focus. #390027

Toni A. Martin May 17, 2004

Congrats on a perfect image! #546283

Jessica Hughes July 10, 2004

This is such a gorgeous photo! Just perfect! #641520

KV Day April 24, 2006

Heather, this is one of the most beautiful images I have seen on this website. Its calm, colorful and really a stunner. Glad I got to see it #2680611

October 31, 2006

Hi Heather
Glad to see you again!
Beautiful capture, congrats on your First place win! #3530358

October 13, 2007

Excellent photo.
Spring is my part of year!
#4919055

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