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Old Jun 25, 2010, 3:28 PM   #1
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Hey all. Had a lot of fun taking this picture. I did the post-processing on this old laptop, hope that what I see on "this" screen is ok with what you see on yours. I am not sure what more I can do to the composition of this photo, I took it laying on my back in the afternoon.

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Old Jun 25, 2010, 7:32 PM   #2
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I like it, Ned.
It looks just a tad soft, like the focus was more on the unopened bud that the yellow flower but, overall it pretty.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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I love the composition & colours Ned. As GW said though .... if the focus was just, well, more focused on the subject
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Interesting - I don't see it as that soft. I do see it a bit over-exposed though. Yellow flowers in bright sunlight with dark backgrounds are difficult to shoot, I usually use spot metering and meter off the yellow. It's often underexposed and if so, I'll adjust accordingly, it's alway easier to lighten a bit than it is to recover blown highlights. And I don't worry about clipping in the darks - they usually aren't important anyway.

I like the composition, might crop some from the left if it were mine - too much blank space over there for my taste.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 3:15 AM   #5
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I've just downloaded and taken a look at the Exif (I was a bit lazy before ) it could be a tiny touch of camera shake as you were shooting at 1/60 with no flash, and especially since you were laying on your back with your arms above you - so no support. Though the buds seem to be in focus. At F7.1 I would have thought there would be more depth to the flower head though.

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Yellow is a tough color (for me) to photograph without blowing out highlights. But this looks really nice - maybe a bit soft, but lovely image...
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I think it´s a lovely shot Ned. Maybe a little more sharpness or focus on the flower itself, as others said. But I like it anyway.

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Thanks every for your very kind and helpful advice! Appreciate MUCHO!!!

Just got back from the summer cabin. I did a few reshoots and then some... Hope you have a moment to take a look as they appear. Need help on how to post-process them better.

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