Another Flower.... C&C please

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  1. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Be gentle... I'm not a pro. :)

    Curious... This picture looked sharp and clear through my viewfinder.
    But when I see it on my computer, it looks a bit soft.

    What do you think of the composition? Is it otherwise ok?

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    Taken with Canon 50D with 18-85mm kit lens using Av set to 4.0...

    Is it just me? Is it actually soft? or do I need to re-calibrate my monitor?

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    The yellow seems a little harsh on the eyes. Is is my monitor?

    I think it would be a little nicer if you werent looking down on the daffodils. Maybe more on their level. The bottom ones petals being clipped off distracts me.

    I like how you have all the yellow in a diagonal, though. :)
     
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    Thanks for the c&C Abby Rose.
     
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    Soft, yes - nothing is in focus. Yellow I find hard to get sharp without under-exposing.

    In this example I used -1/3 exposure compensation & perhaps if I would have used more it would have been better.


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    Thanks Ron. When it stops raining here I'm going to take a few more shots to see if I can do better.
     
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    Its definately soft. And having your monitor calibrated has nothing to do with softness of your shots. Also, there is no exif data so we do not know what shutter speed you were at. Perhaps it looked sharp, but there was a breeze and you had too slow of a shutter speed and you caught some movement of the flowers right as you pressed the shutter. Maybe you had some camera shake. Maybe the "diopter" adjuster on your view finder is out of whack. Is this the only shot that turned out unexpectedly blurry, or are all your shots like this? There is a lot of left out info that could help us to help you more accurately.
     

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