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Old Sep 7, 2007, 2:23 PM   #1
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Hi All

Was just having a play this evening and snapped away quite merrily, took over 200 pics somehow. However edited it down to just thirty decent shots, of which some i would like to share.

All were shot in aperture program mode in JPEG, some cropping has been done but no other pp

Any comments/ critisismswelcome.

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Hopefully wil try to get round to saving EXIF data sorry no exif with these shots:sad:


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Old Sep 7, 2007, 2:25 PM   #2
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flower number 2

If you know what any of these plants are please let me know!


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Old Sep 7, 2007, 2:26 PM   #3
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number 3

this one had a lovely irridescent insect on it which i managed to totally miss. Oh well still a half decent shot


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Old Sep 7, 2007, 2:29 PM   #4
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Just thought i would mention i am having so much fun out of the pentax right now, its also caused me to slow down when Im out and just see where all the photographic opportunities are. The Sigma 70-300 APO DG used for all these shots is a great lens am so happy i ordered it with the camera.






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Old Sep 7, 2007, 5:57 PM   #5
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You are having way too much fun with your new camera and lens! I really like the first one (I'm hopeless when it comes to identifying plants - I just like to take pictures of them). It would probably look even better if you were to adjust the levels a bit - that would brighten it up some and really bring out the color and contrast in the pretty flowers.
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H, is right. a little tad of this and that makes a difference. most all images out of a digital need a little this and that. here's a quickie, i hope you don't mind.

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Old Sep 8, 2007, 4:11 AM   #7
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Wow

That does look good Roy, thanks for doing that. I havent too much pp yet, but im building up to it.

can I ask what adjustments you made ?

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i have a better one that i changed to this one because it was very easy to do.
you're using PSE5 so it's really easy.
1st just hit auto levels, then unsharp mask at 20,50,0 this enhances contrast.
then use the burn tool to darken the corners and sides of the background. also burn in the centers of the flower(s) to show more detail. i had the burn tool set at 50% level. this is another shot done exactly like the above in PSE5.

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