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Old Jul 28, 2005, 6:11 PM   #1
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i am posting this one because i really love the textures on the main flower.. and to show the importance of a sharp pic to convey such textures.. also i really enjoyed the balance between the pink flower and the unopened flower next to it.. my only regret was that i was unable to get the water darker.. let me know what you think..

1/1250 at 7.1 with exp comp at -2/3 to ensure saturation.. shot in RAW converted in ACR, minor USM with a little saturation boost..


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Old Jul 28, 2005, 6:30 PM   #2
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nice shot, what camera were you using?

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I'm by no means an expert photographer,not even close,but I think the photo is just fine the way it is.If the water was any darker, you might lose the balance between the mature flower and the unopened bud,right?wrong?Nice image!
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 10:32 PM   #4
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ok, maybe it doesn't need to be darker,but i wish itwas less transluscent.. i wish all you could see was water without the underwater foliage as background distraction..

johnson- I shoot a Canon 20d .. the lens used for this shot was a Sigma 80-400 OS

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nice! i'm a fellow 20D user, great camera.

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Old Aug 1, 2005, 3:26 PM   #6
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No way am I any type of photographer, nor do I have an eye for art. Having said that I really do like this shot. If it were mine I would crop a little closer to the bud say right up next to it. Using a piece of paper to get the same effect seemed to draw my eye more to the flower than anything else. But, for my eye the underground foliage is in no way a distraction.
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nice shot
darkign the water will make the flower stand out a little more
but also take away from the naturalness of this shot
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Old Aug 1, 2005, 4:09 PM   #8
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thanks guys.. i played with this alot right before printing for a client.. i tried several variations but i kept coming back to the original, as it was the best balance between a natural look and emphasizing the flower.. thanks to you all for the comments..

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Been checking out your flower work, and all I can say is everything so far is terrific!
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thanks john, i appreciate it!!

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