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Single Rose...CC please

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by GaronTornell, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. It may be a little OOF, but I think it looks pretty.

    Rose.
    NIKON D80    ---    135mm    f/5.6    1/40s    ISO 250
     
  2. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Nicely done, the colours are delicate and I like the softness of the background. Maybe you should reshoot when the bloom has opened, they always look impressive like that.

    In the future you might want to think about a more off centre composistion, I always think that they look a bit more interesting.
     
  3. It is pretty. You will find out that red is the most difficult color for flowers to photograph. Red seems to eat the light. Also, be sure to choose flowers/buds with no blemishes unless you are good at cloning them out with Photoshop. Go back and shoot the bud when it is starting to open!
     
  4. Agreed on comp here, it is so tough to drop this image. I tried, and could not get anything good. I also wonder, Garon, where the focus is, looks a little to the left of the bloom... I think if you are going to pull of a center comp, you really have to nail exposure and focus...
     
  5. very true on comp...I was a little off...I'm still learning and trying. Thanks for the CC
     
  6. i like this one... soft or not
    i think you did well, garon
     
  7. Well......here is what I would have done with it:

    cropped the left side out getting rid of the "white" void
    this would have left your subject on the left of center
    also would have removed some "noise"
    lighten the subject and darken the background

    However, that's just me. :) 
     
  8. you might experiment rotating the whole image a bit and crop the left side. I think you will find that bud a bit less static if you can angle it a bit. I tried real quick and saw a bit more interest in the shot. Have to be careful centering anything be it a flower or a lamp on a table.

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  9. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    I like your edit Threecats, I would have never thought about rotating the image like you did.
     
  10. Thanks. I kinda hadda 'learn' it to straighten an image I screwed up once.
     
  11. That looks pretty good...thanks
     
  12. was just a thought. for every viewer will be a different idea for comp.
     
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