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Old May 28, 2009, 2:33 PM   #1
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Been a while since I posted, so here goes

Got some tulips for the wife (she knows they are for me as well....)

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Outside - just a liitle stamen poking out...



In light of some of the comments on other threads, I will be specific - You may edit these if you think it will improve the shot. You may be as brutally honest as you like in any constructive comments - I'm a big boy and still have loads to learn
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Old May 28, 2009, 4:11 PM   #2
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Great flower shots, I really love the color and comp of the second one.

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Such rich colors so well captured, and great detail too. Would not change anything - except to ask you to post more!
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Both are really nice Dal, the second is exquisite!
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Thanks guys

I think it helps to shoot when the mood takes you.

I think a lot of my recent shooting has been done without thinking, and has suffered for it.

Next step is some new, fast glass - possibly
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Nice shots. I like no. 2 best. Rich colors and a silky look.

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Great shots, that 2nd one is awesome.
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The first one looks a bit dark on my monitor, but otherwise I like the picture. The only thing you might have done to improve it more would have been to have a bigger DOF so that the slightly OOF petal in the front would be sharper (might not have been possible, I didn't see any exif information so don't know what aperture you used).

The second one is really nice - wouldn't change a thing to it. The color is awesome, I can almost feel the texture of the flowers.

Here's a quick levels adjustment to the first one.
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The first one looks a bit dark on my monitor, but otherwise I like the picture. The only thing you might have done to improve it more would have been to have a bigger DOF so that the slightly OOF petal in the front would be sharper (might not have been possible, I didn't see any exif information so don't know what aperture you used).

The second one is really nice - wouldn't change a thing to it. The color is awesome, I can almost feel the texture of the flowers.

Here's a quick levels adjustment to the first one.

Thanks Harriet, it really looks a lot better and brighter now.

I will have to re-calibrate my monitor
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I know what you mean - it's sometimes hard to figure out if the problem is your monitor or your picture. Whenever I see one that looks too dark, I'll check the histogram before I automatically think it's the picture. Same thing with ones that look too light, but that's harder to judge with the histogram (and sometimes I still am not 100% sure).
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