Focused on photography 52-week photoproject – Week 19 By Petra Pavlátková 2014-05-11 2018-01-03 52-week photo project 2014, flowers, our garden, peonies Dressy girl (Paeonia suffruticosa) Canon EOS 500D, 55-250 mm, 1/200 at f/13, -0,33 EV, 100 mm, ISO 200 52-week photoproject – Week 18 52-week photoproject – Week 20 10 Comments CherryPie 2014-05-12 at 01:44 5 years ago Blousy, beautiful and perfectly composed 🙂 Petra Pavlátková 2014-05-13 at 20:47 5 years ago Cheryl, thank you, I’m pleased you like the capture. Gail Dixon 2014-05-12 at 20:06 5 years ago Petra, this is really quite lovely!! The colors and composition are oh, so beautiful. 🙂 Petra Pavlátková 2014-05-13 at 20:55 5 years ago Gail, thank you. I have this bush in my garden and love its flowers but was never able to take a photo of them which I’d really like. This time it seems different and I’m pleased you also like the shot. Linda at To Behold The Beauty 2014-05-13 at 01:26 5 years ago The name of this flower certainly fits! A truly lovely photograph, Petra. Petra Pavlátková 2014-05-13 at 21:18 5 years ago Linda, thank you, I’m pleased you like the photo. I tried to shoot the flowers on the Paeonia bush in different times of the day – in the morning, afternoon and late afternoon and the best captures were the ones taken in the morning. The light was so different in the different parts of the day! Roy Norris 2014-05-13 at 17:12 5 years ago Interesting angle you have presented the image at Petra.Alternatively, I wondered what it would have been like at f8 and no underexposure. Its me saying keep it simple again Petra. Petra Pavlátková 2014-05-13 at 21:40 5 years ago Roy, I get your point but I’m not sure f8 would be good enough as the aim was to have the petals sharp as much as possible. I took quite a few photos of these flowers, in different parts of the day and with different settings as well. In the last “series” I had the mentioned settings set for a bigger detail when even at f13 most of the petals were more or less blurred. I zoomed out a bit and took two more photos of the whole flower at that angle and then called it a day. This photo was the last one I took and though you may find the settings to be not good enough, I really like the result. It was a hard one to achieve actually because there were so many details to consider both in the bush and in the capture. J_on_tour 2014-05-23 at 08:47 5 years ago This subject in many ways is not something I know much about although my garden competes harshly with my summer activities. What I like about the photo is the simplicity of the two colours and how everything is looking and pointing to the left. That makes it different and in a sense original. Petra Pavlátková 2014-05-26 at 18:49 5 years ago J, thank you. I liked the angle – as you’ve mentioned, it is not quite usual. To me, the capture looks as if wind was blowing pointing to the left and that straight direction impacts the atmosphere of the photo. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment.