Mini Sunflowers

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  1. mooimeisie

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    If you loved sunflowers and had never printed any of your photos before, do you think these would make good canidates for a first printing? Have I missed something because they're my photos and I'm blind to their faults? They have been cropped to an 8 x 10 with the files sizes suiable for printing.
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    Still :waiting: All honest comments will be greatly appreciated and I won't argue with you.
     
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    i think the 1st one should print out quite well. the dynamic range of the
    second one is a bit limited. looks a bit dense to me..a bit noisy
    compared to the first one, which looks crisper and more attractive.
     
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    i like #1 most, #2 you cut the leaf off which is a big no no but hey still beautiful, i would go with #1 though for printing
     
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    I like the composition in these though I think your focus is just a tad off, but that could just be my eyes today [allergies flaring up ;)] and the white on the stem in the first shot is a bit harsh, but not overbearing. It would have been nice to see just a bit more detail in the center of the flower in the second shot also. Over all though, I like them and feel either would print well, though if I had to choose, I'd go with the second one.
     
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    I would look at your noise filtering, tweek the Curves just a little bit, do some clarify darken it just a bit.

    did you use unsharp mask at all?

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    this I tweeked with the above and a couple others. I look at the area I am curious about and then find a tutorial on Youtube that talks about it.

    Clarify, curves and on occassion, histogram adjust really add to the flowers.

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    farmerj -- very nice edit! :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you
     
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    farmerj, nice.:thumbup: How about doing the second one too?
     
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    email me the originals. I can get you better images back then.
     
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    I like them both from a compostition standpoint. Do you think a little fill lighting would help you get better detail in the center of the flowers?

    Ian
     
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    Fill lighting would have definitely helped. Oh, too much to remember when just taking a picture!!!
     

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