Spider like plant

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  1. coopder

    coopder TPF Noob!

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    I am wondering how this shot could be improved.

    I am not sure whether the backgound is too dark. Also do you think that the shallow dof emphasises the size and shape of the plant head or distracts. Finally do you think that broken part on the left should be cloned out?

    Any advice is appreciated

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  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i think the background is a bit dark indeed. maybe just push the contrast a bit.

    shallow DOF seems fine to me, if you had it all in focus you had a totally different image, as you say it would probably look more flat and then it would be only about shapes, now it is about something with depth.
    probably both versions would be nice.

    Cannot decide about the broken part myself ;)

    maybe without it it would look boring? or more perfect? ;)

    don't know!
     
  3. bryanwhite

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    I agree with Alex on just about everything. I like the broken branch, it does the same thing as the shallow depth of field... it almost adds a storyline to the overall picture, it creates an intrigue, but it's not something you notice straight away.
     

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