Another way to look at sunflowers...

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Shot at (only) f/11, i was very surprized to see that, despite the "macro" distance, the clouds on the background came out far less blured than i would have thought !
Fuji S2 with Tamron SP90 - 1:90 @ f/11 with SB-80DX as fill-in - ISO 100
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As for this one, it's the heart of a sunflower, though not yet open ! I quite liked the various shades of green...
Fuji S2 with Tamron SP90 - 1:90 @ f/11 with SB-80DX as fill-in - ISO 100
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Comments, critics ?

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Beautiful detail and colors. I prefer the first picture, for the wonderful colors and the tonal range. Exposure and lighting are right on to target.

Thanks for posting!
 
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Wonderful shots Jean-Pierre. I agree with you that the sky and cloud background really makes the first one unique. :wink:
 

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Hi Heiko and Frank !

Thanks for the kind words !

Funny thing is that the first pic has been converted and saved in sRGB, as though the second one (as 99.9 % of my pics) is in Adobe RGB, following my PC color profile... I had to "cool down" the contrasts and colors, as when directly converted in sRGB, the colors are really too strong and absolutly un-natural ! (in fact, the sky is evidently too dark blue and the yellow of the leaves is also too strong). I allways wonder wich is "better": true colors or "good-looking" vivid ones !

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JPS said:
I always wonder which is "better": true colors or "good-looking" vivid ones !

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J-P.
Well obviously, good-looking vivid ones. :lol:

(Unless you are shooting for a textbook or an encyclopedia....;-)).
 

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Flew said:
..........Well obviously, good-looking vivid ones. :lol:
(Unless you are shooting for a textbook or an encyclopedia....;-)).
Right, but don't you, as a photographer, find the pic too "pop-art", i mean to "worked", and not natural at all ? Exemple: the "greens" of the second pic are much more TRUE than the ones on the first pic !

I, as a photographer, prefer it less "artsy", but if i try to look at it as a "simple" viewer, i like the sRGB because it pops out !

Ohhhh well, my "other self" is coming back... time to get my medicine :lol: !

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J-P.
 
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