View Full Version : Japanese Lotus Blossom

Jay Sheinfield
07-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Nikon D3

ISO 400
Nikon (200-400mm)390mm
1/200 sec @f/11

Comments, please.

dawn campbell
07-16-2010, 07:23 PM
lovely detail and nice hues in the background--it seems hard to go wrong with these flowers sometimes. They are so lovely. Personally I think I might frame it a bit tighter, but that's personal taste.

Kaushik Balakumar
07-17-2010, 02:33 AM
Lovely exposure. Loved the subtle natural colours. The textures in the outer petals are lovely.

Jay Sheinfield
07-17-2010, 05:45 AM
Hi Dawn,

Yes, they are photogenic.................I did some darkening of the background to help pop the image.
Tighter crop, do you mean more square?

Thank you for the feedback.


Jay Sheinfield
07-17-2010, 05:57 AM
Hi Kaushik,

Thank you.


Ken Childs
07-17-2010, 10:11 AM
Jay, the exposure and light look great!
I think taking a slice off the left so there is more space on the right than on the left would be the way to go.

dawn campbell
07-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Yes, I was thinking more square--it seems to fit this image.

Jay Sheinfield
07-17-2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks to all, for the feedback. Here is a re-post with change in framing.


dawn campbell
07-17-2010, 02:14 PM
yes, I personally feel that serves up the flower with alot more pop!

Jay Sheinfield
07-17-2010, 04:15 PM

Julie Kenward
07-18-2010, 08:02 AM
Yep, the repost is a definite improvement. Once again, it's the tiny changes that take a very strong image over the top.

I think the only thing that would have made this even stronger would be to have had the leaf in the BG lower in the frame so we got all leaf and no stem. It doesn't look like that angle was possible in this case but it sure would have been nice to see the whole BG as a sprawling lily pad leaf!

Beautiful texture and detail in the flower, Jay. I love how the pink light fades into the green on the lower leaves. ;)

Jay Sheinfield
07-18-2010, 09:00 AM

Yes, I couldn't get the entire leaf in the BG and preserve the perspective on the flower. Thanks for the feedback. Jay

Roman Kurywczak
07-18-2010, 04:10 PM
Hey Jay,
The light is fantastic and the repost takes this up yet again. Did you try darkening or removing the stem of the leaf altogether? If you are ok with such things.....this will be the final touch IMO. Very well done!

Jay Sheinfield
07-18-2010, 04:26 PM

I'm OK with it, I'll give it a try.



Anita Bower
07-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Lovely! The colors, light, textures, details are just right. Great capture of a beautiful flower. The only distraction for me is the URC, but i think others have commented.

Jay Sheinfield
07-18-2010, 05:37 PM

Kind words. Thank you. Jay