Poinciana Tree at Jupiter Golf Course

Jun 6, 2011 | Landscapes & Scenery

One of my shutterbug buddies has got me looking for Poinciana Trees to photograph. I spotted this one while driving passed the Jupiter Golf Course next to Florida Atlantic University. In fact that entire area is swarming with Poinciana Trees. During this time of year is when they bloom and turn a bright reddish color… very beautiful to say the least!

I wasn’t too happy with this image. I didn’t bring my tripod with me so the final HDR image was a tad blurry. Plus the wind blowing the leaves didn’t help the sharpness of the flowers either. The composition was the only reason I processed this photo. The other images had buildings and telephone poles which I didn’t like.

I’m looking for a Poinciana Tree that has nothing around it so I can get a good clean shot. If anyone knows of one that I can get access to, please let me know. I would  love to photograph one that I can hang on my wall.

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Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Jupiter, Florida