163/366 | Siam Tulip Bonus

June 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

A few years ago I planted exotic Siam tulips underneath my Lorapetalum tree. Two are deep pink and the middle one is light pink, my favorite. These tropical flowers are not actually in the tulip family, but are of the ginger family. Also known as Thai tulips, they go completely dormant in winter, then miraculously come back to life as the ground warms up. 

The bloom shown below is not the main flower, but one of several small orchid-looking blooms residing in "pockets" below some of the petals. They are about 1" in diameter. 

This is a composite of two images. One focused on the interior of the flower and the other focused on the top and bottom. Using the lasso tool I copied and pasted sections into the main image, then tweaked the position. Layers were then merged in PS to give me the result I had hoped for. It may not be perfect, but for a first attempt, I'm happy with it.

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100mm | f/11 | ISO 500 | 1/200 sec


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