Mike Moats Flower Macros Contest – Part 3

This is the next installment in my short series relating to the Flowers Macro Contest Mike Moats is running. 

Just a reminder, you have until May 5th to send in your entry. The requirement for the entries is they be no larger than 600 pixels on the largest side. If you do not happen to have Lightroom, Aperture, or Photoshop, I can recommend a program I sometime use to resize photos. Actually, more than sometime; I use it whenever I need to make quick changes to photos. It does a number of things, it does it fast, and it does them well.

The program is called FastStone Photo Resizer, and it is FREE for personal use.

So far I’ve covered Easter Lilies and Salsify flowers. This post covers another perennial classic (in both senses of the word).


I mean, who does not like Roses, right?


I’m thinking one should not do much to the natural photograph of a rose . . . but, we’re ‘sperimenting here!

0105-yellow-rose-1_DIGI 0105-yellow-rose-2_DIGI

The colors in this next shot . . .


. . . made it difficult to find an alternative treatment I was happy with, so I left it as is.

However, this next one . . .


. . . did grant me permission to tweak it a bit, just to see what it would look like (roses are vain that way).


I like the effect, but lean toward the original photo.


That looks OK, right? . . . but here’s the original . . . 


In this case I think I prefer the tweaked one over the original. 

However, in this next pair I definitively lean toward the original.


That’s the cranked up version; here’s the original . . . 


While I like the flowers, the two remnants of roses-no-more detract from the presentation, so while I like both the alignment (three in-line, one escaping) and the look of the flowers, the two remnants draw my eyes. Therefore, this is definitely out! . . . maybe.

I’ll have another post tomorrow, but in the meantime do yourself a favor and go find your own photos to submit.

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One Response to Mike Moats Flower Macros Contest – Part 3

  1. AnnMarie says:

    Ahh . . . the rose . . . all the shots are wonderful, but . . . I particularly like the lovely ‘tweaked’ yellow one (reminds me of a Victorian print).


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