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Old Jun 29, 2007, 11:23 AM   #11
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I think the first shot is the blue ribbon winner. I like how the light falls right on the stamens (is that the correct flower anatomical structure?). Very sharp and great color. Nice work.

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Agree on the light in the first picture. The light shines through. Wonderful

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Old Jun 29, 2007, 11:36 AM   #12
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Good composition and subject choice in these. It is sort of like a salmon swimming upstream, but I'll go with Harriet on No.3. It is a nice departure from the straight-on pictures one usually sees. The composition in No 1 is excellent too, but the darkpetals tend to get lost against the light background which draws the eyes away; they would be better with brighter, moreeven illumination. The spotlight effect of the dappled light is interesting and has potential, but could be more effective with a different background. Still a nice picture, though.
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 11:31 PM   #13
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I'm flattered by the positive comments here! I think I may have to retire now from photographing flowers... or at least tiger lilies

Tyger tyger burning bright
in the forests of the night
what immortal hand or eye
could frame thy fearful symmetry?
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Old Jun 30, 2007, 12:51 AM   #14
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I like this one... the lighting is just perfect for me, great shot
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Old Jun 30, 2007, 3:58 AM   #15
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I thought I'd try an edit on one of those

using neat image and Raw therapee to further reduce noise

and fotofinishto providea frame................musket


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Old Jun 30, 2007, 4:09 AM   #16
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I thought I'd try an edit on one of those

using neat image and Raw therapee to further reduce noise

and fotofinishto providea frame................musket


Very nice picture in a suiting frame

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Old Jun 30, 2007, 8:40 AM   #17
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I thought I'd try an edit on one of those using neat image and Raw therapee to further reduce noise and fotofinish to provide a frame................musket
Thank you for the edit, that frame's very nice.

You've got me interested in checking out RAW Therapee... what settings did you use in Neat Image?

Scorpionfish, thank you for the compliment!
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Very nice shots flipped, but why use noise reduction when ISO 100 was used:?
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Old Jul 1, 2007, 11:31 PM   #19
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Very nice shots flipped, but why use noise reduction when ISO 100 was used:?
Well, when shot RAW, even ISO 100 photos display some noise; I presume this is a function of using a small sensor when compared with a DSLR. This small amount of noise becomes more pronounced after the photo has been run through the USM filter.

When shooting jpg, the camera's internal processing automatically removes the noise.
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Tyger tyger burning bright
in the forests of the night
what immortal hand or eye
could frame thy fearful symmetry?
How about giving the flower a blurredforeground so that the odd feeling of the symmetrical ensemble of the flower could be reduced a little bit, for example putting the flower a bit off the centre andarranging the blurred foreground to be placed at its periphery in places where you consider suitable.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Or you can take two flowers at a time, with the front in focus and the back acting as the bokeh.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Or just one flower with patches of lively green out-focused leaves at the background as bokeh.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Another observation is that the neighbouringbuds, stigma and leavesare distraction to the flower being shot. They are difficult to be eliminated anyway andadd difficulty to shooting in addition to the symmetry of the petals.
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