Echinacea Bud

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  1. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Two versions

    Original: (with vignette added)
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    Souped Up:
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    vignette
    desaturate/add sepia tint and paint back the bud
    frame

    EOS 20D
    1600 ISO (oops! forgot to reset ISO :er: )
    100mm macro @ f5.6
    handheld

    Tell me which you prefer and why if you like. Comments and critique more than welcome! :D
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Buds!
    All those promises that are in buds.
    I love them for that very reason!
    And an echinacea flower is going to be so beautiful in the end. You will have lots more photo ops with this flower :D.
    And that drop of water ... precious! Brilliant! Super focus, steady hand. Very well done! I like them both - and the bud really JUMPS out of the second version! :D
     
  3. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    thank you corinna...these are stunning flowers when they open...won't be long now:D

    that was my exact intention in the second one...wanted it to pop from the pic!
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yea its a tough call jon...... i think just as a photograph in the collection i like the first...... but as an image, like for a large wall poster or something, i prefer the second, it just has more impact and appeal. :thumbup:
     
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    i pretty much agree with everyone so far... the first one is a great image all on it's own, but the water droplet really pops in the second one. both are terrific. :thumbup:
     
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    Great shots Jon. :thumbup: Probably the second, but I dunno. They each have their own merits ...
     
  7. JonK

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    thanks! nice to see they both have some merit :D
     
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    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    ya, I think they both rock.. I like the pov and wonder if you used neat image on these?
     
  9. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    thanks ray...no neat image, but I did some luminance smoothing and colour noise reduction in the Adobe RAW dialogue.
     
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    Rockin' shot......I like them both very much! : )
     
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    I'm liking the first one best overall, but I like the intensified colors in the second.
     

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