“Wild Phlox”

Thought I would get back to what I know best and that’s wildflowers, shot this flower on a hike thru the woods in Southern Indiana earlier this spring, I tried to isolate the lower flowers from the background flowers by opening up the f-stop to around 2.8, I really liked the color in this but I am not real sure about the blob of color that sits right above it. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.



9 thoughts on ““Wild Phlox”

  1. BoydGreeneArt

    I love it Bernie! I like the blob of color above as you call it for I think it creates a cohesiveness. It is soft enough that it does not distract from the main flowers which are nice and crisp. If anything it slows our eye from leaving the page which is a good thing.

  2. montucky

    I see what you mean. It’s a beautiful foreground shot, but that’s a lot of color distraction in the background. You can take nearly all of that away by cropping though.

  3. ankush

    Hey Bernie nice work. I like it the way it is, I agree with Boyd’s comment that it does not distract from the main subject, but adds context. Purple is my favorite!

  4. Photo Buffet

    Bernie, this is a legitimate concern, and I’ve had the same thoughts about some of my macro photos, as well. Have you tried using an editing program to soften the background distraction? The dodge tool can work wonders on areas like this.
    The flowers are bright and pretty! I love purple.


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