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

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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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