First Water Hyacinth

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Yesterday, the first Water Hyacinth of the summer bloomed in our back pond. (Right beside the Water Lily of the day before!) I narrowed all my shots down to these 2. I liked the first one, my husband preferred the second one. Comments, opinions, critiques?

Nikon D100 ,Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF
1/40s f/4.0 at 50.0mm

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Nikon D100 ,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/30s f/8.0 at 70.0mm with Canon 500D CloseUp lens

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Hi Lin,

The second one to me is better. Totally different lighting and composition. That is what makes it better, not so much the lens.

Really can't compare the 2.

Think I would push the saturation on it a bit for the net anyway.. Sure changes what you see at home.. Not fair :>)) This net thing.

I have the 70-200 VR and the 500, but haven't even used the lens yet :<(((((

I also have the 50mm 1.8 and it does a great job on flowers.
 
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Lin,

As Gale said, they are different shots, but I like the second. I agree with pushing the contrast and saturation a bit. I think that you would like the way a small change in these areas can make these images pop. :wink:
 
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I tried adjusting the contrast and was very impressed at how much difference it made. With Saturation, I'm less sure. It seems better but maybe a little forced? Boy, it's hard to tell what it will look like on the net, especially today with the current speed of PBase!!

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Here it is with both Contrast and Saturation boosted:

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