Macro HDR Flower C&C

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  1. rfosness88

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    Macro shot of a flower, HDR little overdone, no tripod(hence blur) 70-300mm lens, dof little f***ed up, should have had the front in focus not the back..i have one with a good dof, but it's in TIFF format too lazy to convert it...

    C&C welcome feel free to be harsh(dont hold back) :)

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    TIFF isn't that hard to convert from...

    The DoF throws me completely. I'd say that you really needed to stop down, not just move the focal plane closer. I'd much rather see the entire flower in focus. This shot also doesn't look like it really called for HDR, which given that a flower can have a tendancy to move, and you didn't have a tripod, has likely added some ghosting and made it being OOF worse.
     
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    Reminds me of one of those spongy things in the ocean. The kind you see at like 8ft down where the sun still hits it good. Kinda freaky cool. :)
    Not really HDR though, nor is it a shot that would compliment a true HDR setup.
     
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    I see very bad CA in this shot.
     
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    yeah, but i dont think it matters in this shot...i agreed with the DOF commets...id like to see more in focus...but as for the CA and haloing...i dont mind it because i ddont see this shot as "oh hey, here's a flower" i see it more as an abstract colorful piece with a mysterious subject...and i think it's pretty sick.
     
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    The background color just doesn't work well, for me, w/the colors of the flower...I think the flower colors are great.

    have a good one
    3Eo
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

    What does CA mean?

    @Three_eyed_otter what background color do you think would go well with the colors?

    here is a non HDR with a depth of field that i prefer. I think i'll try later with a smaller aperture so the whole flower is in focus thanks for the suggestion.

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    I think the HDR added a lot, im more into art than photography...

    thanks again guys!
     
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    CA is chromatic aberration...just a fancy way of saying fringing...where the color changes are abrupt rather than gradual.

    *edit*
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration

    *edit again lol*
    i REALLY prefer the first image as opposed to the second.
     
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    I love the petals in the first posted pic. Very etheral looking.
     
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    I'm with you on that. I'll even admit that the focus problem doesn't bother me much in this case. To me it helps it as an abstract type image.
     
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    Thanks guys, I much prefer the first one also. Some people didn't think the HDR added much to the image so i posted a non HDR.
     
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    i love how it sort of glows :p
     

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