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Old Sep 17, 2006, 3:44 PM   #1
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Good old FZ20, natural light, no additional lens.
Hibiscus, rose and buganvillea.





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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:23 AM   #2
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All very, very nice photos!
The rose is especially pretty.

I'm jealous of your buganvillea. Mine looks quite sickly in comparison.

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Old Sep 18, 2006, 2:08 AM   #3
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That are seriously nice. That bouganvilla really hits the sweet spot

Why doesn't my FZ20 take pictures as good as these! pictures this good....(Practice, practice, practice)...Fred
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 7:05 AM   #4
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Thanks

RedStickMan that's not "my b.": it was in a very very rich villa in Ravello (Amalfi coast, Italy).

Bootneck, I do some minor or important PP with Photoshop.
The Buganvillea was shot at 12x zoom, no add lens.: a good way to achieve OOF background with such a large subjects (with a Nikon 5T you'll probably have to zoom less from 40cm to have such a frame size, so I doubt the background would be as well Out of focus).
The problem is the wind (the pic is not extremely sharp) and the hand shaking (better to select the steadiest of 3 shots made in burst mode).

The rose's background wasn't so uniform (for other flowers were relatively close): so after afjusting the colors selectively (also increased of some units the saturation of the flower, but leaving unchanged that of the Background) and doing a noise ninja pass on the background, i feathered its selection and contracted it a bit, and then also applied some gaussian blur (factor of 5-7) taking care that the blurring did not involve the edge of petals and undoing it with the undo brush were needed.

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Just lovely, a treat for my eyes. donna
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 1:07 PM   #6
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