Friday, May 16, 2008

Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

I've been so inspired by my friends Mike http://mainethroughthelens.blogspot.com/ and John http://mainenaturephotos.blogspot.com/, photographers both residing in Maine, that every time I go out to photograph I have them on my mind. Mike with his wonderful famous photographer quotes and John with his tips for photography. Well guys at least I am beginning to think more about the best ways to capture beautiful images. Sadly this was "doctored" through a filter, but I was pretty happy with the outcome in the end. Thanks for all the wonderful photographs and inspiration!

9 comments:

The Birdlady said...

You should be very happy with that outcome! That's lovely.

Country Gardener said...

Very nice, Eve. Look lovely. I adore these plants too.

Roy Norris said...

Brilliant Photo Eve

Mike said...

Great composition, love the way you captured the water drops clinging to the edge of the leaves. I wouldn't feel too sadly about using a filter to achieve a result. The end product is all your creation, and it looks beautiful. The greatest master of manipulating negatives was Ansel Adams. I’ve seen many of his before and after images, and had he not done so, most of his work would have ended up in the round file. The creative process does not end when you click the shutter, it’s just the beginning.

Eve said...

Thanks all!
Mike thanks for your comment as well. When I saw the leaves covered in dew it reminded of your "Spring Thaw" picture. I like hearing what you wrote and as much as I would love to have every picture perfect every time I know it is impossible! Also I LOVE being creative!

John Theberge said...

You did an excellent job with this photo. I love the way the background is a nice soft focus, that is what I always try to achieve with my close up photographs. Keeping the background soft assures that the attention will stay with your main subject. I agree with Mike, clicking the shutter is only the beginning. Very rarely do I post photos straight from the camera, they all need a little tweaking.

Eve said...

Thanks John,
I'm sitting here "tweaking" a picture of a frog that I took today. No filter needed, just a little curves, and cropping. I was thinking of you because it is somewhat like your Wood Frog from a few days ago. I'll be posting it tomorrow. I may be going on a birding field trip tomorrow morning so hopefully will get some nice pictures. Then my cousin from Gorham, ME will be arriving in the afternoon for a week long visit. Its going to be a busy and fun week!
Thanks again!

Stacey Huston said...

Eve, this is great.. filter or no filter.. I love the water drops.. Mike and John have done well..(wink)~YOU have done well..

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oooh, ooh, ooh!!! I'm going to send you a picture in email that I took in my garden two days ago - I think it's lady's mantle, too. Your picture is beautiful!!