double orchid re-done

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  1. Kimba

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    re-done on a dark background after advise from some wonderful people here.

    what do you think?

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    Better...isolates the flower. Might need a deeper DOF to put the entire flower in focus.

    How are you lighting these?
     
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    these were actually done outside in late afternoon light so only the sun was used. Do you have any ideas to make the lighting better?
     
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    I like these much better, I find the composition pleasing, and regardless of the 'no black backgrounds in competitions' issue, I love certain flowers against black -They just have a much more artisitic feel to me. Your focus does still need to be sharper though. ;) As for lighting, a little fill flash would help, but if you used the black plastic as your background remember to bounce the flash or it will reflect in the plastic.
     
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    thank for the advice. the flower has wilted now so unfortunately i can't keep trying with this one but will definately try with others in the future.
     
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    Well, you got some good practice on these and your father will have some very nice photos as keepsakes of this orchid. ;)
     
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    I find that 2 and 3 are a bit dark / under exposed and looking a little flat. Maybe a levels adjustment would help and slight colour saturation depending on what the levels do.

    Not a fan of the first one / straight on composition
     
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    theyre a bit too dark.. colors arent popping out at me.. but good shots
     

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