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  1. cphanh

    cphanh TPF Noob!

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    I took this from my backyard. Please C&C so I can improve.

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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Normally, people will advise against putting the subject dead center - but I really think it works here.

    The only nit-pik I have is that the background could use just a little more blur. Overall, pretty good though. Exposure and focus are both good. Not really much to complain about on this one.

    Good work. :)
     
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    I would've loved to see the whole flower in focus and I think your image is a bit under exposed. I also see a slight shadow in the cavity of the flower maybe from your flash and I can't seem to take my eyes away. Depending on the lens your using, I would've blurred the background more just to get those leaves out of focus seen on the upper right side. But I think you can easily fix blur this in Post Processing and mask since you only have a small area in focus.

    Happy shootin!
     
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    Sorry, but I have to ask...

    Is your monitor calibrated?

    Any more exposure, and the flower would be blown out.
     
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    Yeah my monitor is actually calibrated for print. I see the image a tad bit too dark for my taste.
     
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    The shadow from the flash bothers me.
     
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    The entire flower in focus with the rest of the background blurred would be how I'd shoot it, but I do like this one too. It works.

    That shadow can easily be removed in processing the image, and it's the only thing about the current pic that I would change.
     

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