Mom’s day trout lilies

Friends, this tiny bloom is the trout lily that blooms early and in wet places.  I did a macro approach to these blooms with the mottled leaves in the background, but the harsh reflections didn’t fit the image.  Lately i have been reading a photo book, “The Softer Side of Macro” by Denise Ippolito. She talks about the Orton Effect , a photoshop technique that she uses on flowers.  This trout lily blooms were Ortonized and I really like the softening effect but don’t like the dark background, need a high key image to try, maybe tomorrow.  Stay tuned while i learn a new technique.  Her Book is available as a pdf ebook on the Birds as Art website.  Check it out, I did. Below is the second edition of trout lilies with the Orton effect.  Am i improving? and to all Moms out there, Happy Mm’s Day  til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on May 13, 2012, in Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. MJ…..I personally like the darker one. I love saturated color. shalom en theos……..jim

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