Flowers - Close up

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well its been a little wet recently, but when the skies cleared and the sun showed I went out to practise at flowers, macro mode, flash and manual white balance setting. Thought I was doing well, till I came back and re-read the white balance stuff - turns out that you use a blank white sheet to set it rather than (as I had been doing) taking a shot of the subject, setting the WB on that shot and then using that data for a second shot.
    Thankfully I shoot in RAW - the only thing I did notice is that my histograms looked very strange and levels did not like working with them
    But aside from that small upset what do people think of the results - where can I do better?
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    note that the background for this was a pink wall. I also would have liked to have used a smaller apature to bring that upper section more into focus
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  2. saltface

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    #1 doesn't look like the best subject. I'd say trim the bud on the left and reduce your lighting.

    #2 is great, don't change anything. I love dew.

    #3 just isn't very interesting IMHO.

    #4 has lots of dead space, I'd crop it closer.

    #5 is like #3.

    #6 needs to be cropped and have a different background.

    Of course, these are just my opinions.
     
  3. Dioboleque

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    #6 is my fav, and I like the background color...

    #2 & #4 are my favs of the flowers...

    I'm really not equipt to offer any technical advise, but I do agree that a greater DOF would have helped #6. :sillysmi:
     

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