Wet Purple Aeonium

by Kristi Hines · Australia, Melbourne


It took me a while to figure out what this was, but since I’m a Google master I eventually found it. This succulent was especially beautiful with the water drops sitting on it after the sprinklers had gone off nearby, so I couldn’t resist giving it a closeup.

Purple Aeonium Succulent

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Details: Shot at 270mm, 1/250s – F/6.3, ISO 1600
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3


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Mike Criswell

Nice macro, I like the colors
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Mike!

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Ryan Sexton

Kristi, I like how it goes from color to b&w, very nice shot.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks. The other colors weren’t that interesting and took away from the main focal point, so I decided to do away with them.

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A.Barlow

You did an awesome job with the selective color. This things always seemed so cool to me, like growing wax.
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Kristi Hines

Yeah, it does have a neat feel to it as well.

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Chris Nitz

Great macro! Love the dark color on the flower!
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Kristi Hines

That deep purple is all natural – just as awesome in person.

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Chris Frailey

Nice detail.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Chris!

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Chris Kenison

Great, great shot! Love the use of selective color here… it really works! Well done, Kristi!

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Kristi Hines

Thanks Chris! I haven’t done much with selective color, so I’m glad this one came out well.

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Dave DiCello

This is incredible! Awesome details for sure, love the colors too!
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Dave!

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John

Excellent use of selective color….Marvelous Clarity and…….Sharp!!!

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Kristi Hines

Thanks John! Glad you liked it!

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Chris DeAngelis

Love the selective colorization! Nice work
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Chris! Didn’t realize there was a term for what I was doing at the time I was processing it, but I’m glad it’s going over well.

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Jim Nix

Great shot and excellent use of SC. Jim

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Kristi Hines

Thanks Jim!

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Jim Denham

What wonderful color and vibrance! Excellent composition and framing! Well done!

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Kristi Hines

The framing I was especially proud of with the water droplets and DOF. :)

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Scott Webb

I’m not the biggest supporter or selective colour but I didn’t really pick up on it here until the comments. Clearly it wasn’t something that made me cringe! I love the water on the plant and sometimes I find that a great way to add even more interest.
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Kristi Hines

That’s good Scott! I’m not too into it, but the other colors just seemed to clash in the photo and take away from the main feature, so the had to go. :)

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Keith Moyer

Great capture of the droplets. Nice job!
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Keith! It was a good find right after a natural misting.

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Scott Wood

A very nice capture to start with and I really like your processing. Well done.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Scott!

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Darcy

Love it! Good composition. Looks like a duotone process. Really nice!
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Darcy!

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Captain Kimo

Very cool Kristi, love the intricate details. Composition is perfect along with the way the colors work together.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Kim! The purple in this plant is one of my favorite natural colors to capture.

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Justin Germino

Stunning image, really incredible how detailed the water droplets are on the flower.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Justin. I read somewhere you are supposed to carry a spray bottle with you for just such an occasion, but this was all natural!

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