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Old Feb 8, 2012, 7:18 PM   #1
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Default Seeing Red - Chinese Lantern Flower

I didn't realize how difficult it is to find a "red" flower! I spent a couple of hours walking around the LA Arboretum today (got some nice bird shots), and finally as I was leaving I found this Chinese Lantern Flower by the exit. It was in partial sun, tried different settings and finally got the right color (closest to original) by EV -0.66, and Center Meter setting. No PP, just cropped and resized.

Now I have to say, it looks nice and vivid on my large monitor but rather washed out looking on my laptop....


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Old Feb 8, 2012, 8:07 PM   #2
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Your experience confirms Calr comment regarding the difficulty in capturing reds.
Yes the red doesn't c snap on my tablet either.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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Very nice. Colors and composition spot on.

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Old Feb 9, 2012, 1:17 AM   #4
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Nice angle, DOF. A lovely shot.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 4:31 AM   #5
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ditto for me as to composition, DOF, lighting etc.

Very well done indeed.


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