A Touch of Red

Posted by ADKShooter on Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:40 am

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Nikon D810, Zeiss 25 mm F2.0
ISO 200, 1/100s,  F20.0, Tripod

This Cardinal Flower growing along the Sacandaga River seemed isolated as I didn't see another one for at least a quarter of a mile in either direction.
This probably was a perfect landscape image for stacking but I did a panoramic of which this is a cropped version. I'm not proficient enough then, or now to do both in one image, lol.

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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:36 am
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Remarkable sighting Warren. Excellent placement and angle of view. Nicely done.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:43 pm
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Well done to spot this and see the potential, Warren! Nice one.

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by John Labrenz on Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:54 pm
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yes, shows beautifully against the darker surround.

Technically, I find that the flower tends to get somewhat lost against the rocky b/g....perhaps getting a bit lower so that the entire red bloom shows against the green b/g....or getting slightly closer ,focussing on the bloom and using a larger aperture to help blur the b/g somewhat...or a combination of both.

Also, I be tempted to crop that pesky branch that intrudes in the top right.

Still...a nice find.

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:03 am
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I remember seeing these striking flowers along a brook. Wonderful how you featured it here as a wonderful accent to the scene.
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