Is this a keeper? (Melancholy Daffodil)

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  1. JigsawMan

    JigsawMan TPF Noob!

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    Borrowed a 100-400L today and was just getting used to keeping it steady when hand shooting and was practicing in the parents garden. Didn't really think about what I was taking, this was at 100mm. 400mm is pretty hard to hand hold especially in poor light (foggy) when the shutter speed has to be so low.

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    The Daffodil looks kinda sad and I think I like it. Does it need cropping somewhat?

    OK.. advice taken and cropped.

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    Personally, I would crop the right side but leave the flowers in the background on the left, they really add alot to the shot. Looks good!
     
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    I'm with Graphiti. Crop off the right hand side... that will also take the subject out of the centre which I think on this occassion will add to the shot. I think it's potentially a good'un.
     
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    I would crop it portrait and clone out the dust spot to the right of the flower.

    I really like the tone of the image.

    Eric
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Portrait style was my immediate thought, too.
    Though I do admit that a combination of the "sad daffodils" and the blurred ones on the left could be a nice variety, too. Try this and that, but the right flowers need to go to make this a keeper, I think.

    Oh, and I'm only just realising how new you are to the board, JigsawMan!
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ditto on the cropping
     
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    Thanks for the comments (everyone). I think it does looks better cropped. Tone was created by playing with the exposure settings in Capture One Pro, not exactly sure what I did as this program seems to have a steep learning curve so I just go ahead and twiddle everything until I get the 'right' look.
     

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