Flower CC

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  1. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have some purple flowers that only have about a day or two left in them. Any suggestions on how to shoot them w/ a better out come would be great!!

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  2. pyr00

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    I think they're both gorgeous. The highlights in the second one are lost a little bit, maybe noise, ISO? I'm really not sure. Some people like to mist them with water for an effect. They look great to me though.
     
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    They look realy nice. I would try pyr00's suggestion. Good luck
     
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    Flower #1 Exif -
    Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
    Aperture: f/13
    Shutter Speed: 1/1250
    ISO: 3200
    Focal Length: 100mm (f/2.8 Macro?)

    Flower #2 Exif -
    Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
    Aperture: f/9
    Shutter Speed: 1/1250
    ISO: 3200
    Focal Length: 100mm

    I would shoot these at a lower ISO setting to help reduce the amount of noise in both images. Were you using a tripod?

    I think the first image would look better if the flower were on the left side of the frame.

    For the second image try a different background color.
     
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    good work on the first shot =)
     
  6. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the input........I m going now to try again. Its not as windy today that should help.

    No I didnt use a tripod. And I m surprised that people dont like the orange in the background of #2. I was excited to see the back lit cannas.
     
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    Yellow-orange and magenta-violet don't really complement each other.
     
  8. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This was my second try.

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    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Top down shots of flowers tend to be the most boring, mostly because we've all seen this view thousands of times already.

    I don't care for the first image too much...maybe if the main flower filled the frame more.

    I do like the second image, probably because the background isn't orange.

    What I would like to see is something similar to the very first shot but with the flower on the left side of the frame. Flower shot at the same angle, misted a bit for that wet look, flower on the left side of the frame, maybe sharpened a bit more, same color saturation, brightened a tiny bit, deeper DOF and filling the frame a tiny bit more.
     
  10. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    lol I ll get on it!! ;)
     
  11. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I ran out of sun light and this is what I got.....lol Lets see how I did?!
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    Again thanks for your help today......had fun trying to make a better picture!
     
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    Wow, I like both of them. Color in the first one is a tiny bit richer than the second one. I think they are both well done images.
     

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