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Calopogon Orchid revised
« on: June 10, 2021, 03:15:51 pm »

More experiments...

This time a photo of Calopogon tuberosus flowers. This is an orchid native to the wet areas of Maryland and adjacent states, and commonly known as Tuberous Grass Pink. Yes, this one has white flowers, and that's fairly common for this species. These plants happen to hitchhike in a pot of pitcher plants I bought from a grower several years ago, and are doing quite well in my artificial bog. The flowers do not last more than a few days, so I thought I'd better get some photographed while they were still decent looking.

The flowers were photographed in diffuse natural light against a white background, and processed in LR and PS using several texture overlays for background.

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. Best regards, Bob
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Re: Calopogon Orchid
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 04:09:24 pm »

Now these overlays are quite effective in my view. My only suggestion would be to highlight/lighten the orchid more.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 05:19:39 pm »

Thanks David. I think I will be able to improve that with more work on the background texture.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 05:41:18 pm »

Now these overlays are quite effective in my view. My only suggestion would be to highlight/lighten the orchid more.
I'm with David on this.
This has great potential, and I look forward to further variants.
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Re: Calopogon Orchid
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 07:29:34 am »

Thanks Eric. Experiments continue...
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Re: Calopogon Orchid revised
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 10:37:01 am »

Same image, major mask editing and color changes reflecting David's and Eric's comments.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 10:47:15 am »

Now that is quite lovely!
You can stop with that one, IMHO.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 04:39:30 pm »

Thanks Eric.
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