Help me out.....what do you think

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  1. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I m just starting out and i m having fun w/ flowers. First what do you think and what can i do better!!! Thanks mishele
     
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    Real nice composition :thumbup:. Otherwise, I'm missing a definite point of focus, and it could do with some contrast.

    Ah, I see the focus on the edge of the petal (more or less) just to the right of the stem. Would like to see that focus on the petal right in front here, or somewhere else that makes sense... Make sense? ;)
     
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    Thanks! I knew the shot looked nice but didnt know what it was missing to put it over the edge. Or maybe this shot could never be mind blowing.
     
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    anybody have anything else to say?
     
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    I'm missing the focus too. What focus distance was this shot at? If you were at the minimum, even at f/3.2 the DoF will be very shallow. A little more room to manoeuvre might help.
     
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    Focus is off as mentioned and you could probably push the contrast a bit. Compositionally it looks like most of your lines point towards the bottom of the frame and yet there is nothing there (almost looks like this is a crop of a larger photo). It's ok, but if you had hit the focus on something interesting like that water droplet in the back, it would make the photo a lot better IMO.
     
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    Crop out the right 1/3 of the image, it is too distracting.
     
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    This shot wasnt cropped at all. The focus is at the top of the stem. It was hard to get the front pedal in focus. I guess i was too close w/ the lens I was using. I m going to change my setting and let you guys mess w/ the photo if you would like. :sexywink:

    Thanks again!!
    I m having fun hearing what people have to say about my shot. I have more flower shots to come.
     
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    What camera are you using? The exif is there but no camera is listed.

    When you're doing macro photography it's a good idea to use a higher f/stop value so that the DOF gets deeper so that more of the subject is in focus.
     
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    Canon EOS 5D lens......100mm Macro
     
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    pleasing photos ... calming colors and subject.
     
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    At f/3.2, there isn't enough DOF... It looks like the DOF here is *maybe* 1/8". Your shutter speed was 1/1000th, so you could probably have stopped down 2 more stops (f/11, or something near that) and still had a hand-holdable shutter speed.
     
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