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Old Aug 18, 2003, 3:27 AM   #1
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Took this with my A70

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Old Aug 19, 2003, 11:27 AM   #2
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If you can't take hard critique - stop reading this!

There's a green cast over the yellow colors in this shot - it can be corrected in an editor.

The focus is on the leafs, not the middle of the shot. Details - that's what's good on flowershot.

Use a smaller aperture - bigger f.stop number! This will increase the depth of fields to cover the whole flower!

Nice framed anyway. But the shot doesn't stand out!
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Old Aug 19, 2003, 4:16 PM   #3
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I think that the yellow makes a great contrast from the green and the composition is good....it kind of looks like the flower comes suprisingly towards you from the side. ( I think that is because there is a peice of grass in behind the middle of the flower) That peice of grass makes it a fun shot.
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Old Aug 19, 2003, 7:40 PM   #4
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thanks for you comments

it was one of the first pictures i took with the camera and hope to get better.
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Old Aug 19, 2003, 9:08 PM   #5
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I took a copy of your image an made a correction to the levels (not auto levels - see Klau's site about using manual levels. It was very interesting - you learn something new all the time) and then auto color correction in PS Elements 2.0. Klaus, what do you think of the corrections?

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Old Aug 20, 2003, 1:30 AM   #6
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How did you get the picture to come up in the window i tried the other day but couldnt get it working.

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dcrawley! I think you did a good job. As a single shot it can be difficult to see such improvements, but putting them up against each other - I see a world of difference. You removed that green colorcast. I like it better now.

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You must have a server to upload the shot to! The server must be able to do "direct linking" to other websites. If you got that - just write this:

" [img] the address[/img]"

But without the "" in both ends and with the exact address of the photo in between as written.
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 7:20 AM   #8
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You will want to resize a copy of your original image so it won't be so large in the post.
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I do have webspace to upload too

Thanks for your help
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Had to have a go. (I thought dcrawley's version was still a bit green.)

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