The Details of Spring

Discussion in 'Wildlife/Nature' started by lightsgood, May 15, 2018.

  1. lightsgood

    lightsgood Well-Known Member

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    Hello all. This is my first focus stack. This is some type of flower that I found on the Shafer Trail on Mother's Day in Moab Utah. I intentionally left the ground level out of focus, but it's nice to know that I could have made it sharp if I wanted to! Thanks for looking! SC7A2058-Edit.jpg
     
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    Good choice, the background looks great OOF.
     
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    Great example of why to use a focus stack and when to stop.

    Focus stacks are fun to play with. Adobe has made it easy to blend them but after that we have free reign to compose it as we wish.
     
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    Very nice shot.
     
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    Focus stacking.... I think I would rather sit on a cactus.... :eek:

    Nice work here Ryan, I like how you shot/processed this.
     
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    Nicely done and good choice on when to stop the stack. It might have been nice to shoot the out of focus area at an even smaller f stop for more blur. I'd crop off the left side tighter to the leaves.
     
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    Nice, Ryan. I am trying to figure out what this flower is. Do you know?
     
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    Thanks Douglas. I think it is called a Flannel Plant or Common Mullein. I know it's hard to tell with such an abstract view. Here is another angle Please let me know if I am incorrect.

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    Ryan, this looks like a member of the mustard family ( genus Stanlea) of which there are six varieties commonly known as Prince's Plume.
     
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    You are correct! Thanks Douglas!
     

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