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Old Mar 23, 2012, 8:42 AM   #11
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Roger, Have you tried shooting RAW? I don't know if Silkypix has a way to lighten dark areas while not boosting the light ones, but Lightroom 3 and Elements 9 do, and if you shot these RAW and -2/3s or -1 you might like results better. For that matter, even with a JPEG shot any Elements can do the same.

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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:58 PM   #12
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1 and 7 are amazing from the first series matey
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 9:24 PM   #13
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happy ... no, I don't shoot RAW. I don't know enough about the tools mentioned to make good use of RAW shots.

I happened on another Magnolia tree today. I tried more shots, three of which are attached. But, my concern of yesterday having the color washed out from overexposure really isn't the case. I examined the petals more closely today (don't ask why not yesterday ...), and saw that my images were a good representation of reality. The petals are not fully colored, but, in fact, turn to near white in some portions. This means the lack of color on some areas of the petals is because nature did its own job of "over exposure."

I tried center-weighted exposure control today, as well as Spot focus. I think I ended up with a higher percentage of good images than yesterday.

I apologize for consuming the oxygen in this thread. But, I wanted to return with the revelation of the vari-color petals, and not simple overexposure.
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Not my thread so I can't say if it is ok to use oxygen or not. Hope so as I am using some now. These do look good. Even without exposure issues, things I was talking about can be useful for bringing out details in darker areas of any type of subject. Just something you can learn about someday, not a big deal.

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Old Mar 24, 2012, 1:45 AM   #15
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Alex, these are VERY VERY nice shot! Well done. These will beat out a DSLR any day.
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Many thanks dear Yuki for your appreciations!!
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I agree with Yuki, you're shots are outstanding catalex.
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