Three daisies...

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  1. Senor Hound

    Senor Hound TPF Noob!

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    I find it really hard to make my flower shots look... well, interesting. They seem so boring and common. But this one seemed a little more unique. Any tips or things that aren't working for you, just let me know.

    BTW, I had the wrong white balance on when I took it, so I fixed it the best I could. I think its still off, though. I wish my camera shot in RAW! :)

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  2. TamiyaGuy

    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's interesting. I quite like the idea of the main flower, then the two "right-hand flowers" off to the sides. Did you use a wide-angle lens for this shot?

    I would've liked it more if the two flowers to the edge of the photo were equally out of focus, but I guess there wasn't much you could do about that.
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the composition and sharpness of the daisy; a little less DoF would have helped to blur the background more and make less distracting.
     
  4. Senor Hound

    Senor Hound TPF Noob!

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    I was on (I believe) an f/2.8. But its a tiny-sensored point and shoot, so low DOF is not really possible. But when I get my DSLR, and try this again, I will definitely take this into consideration!

    And I took it at a 36mm equivalent, in macro mode. That's as wide angle as my camera gets. :)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes. The blue tint is still noticeable. Actually, it was the first thing I saw. The photo could do with a further tad of warming the colour temps... other than that it is nice! I'm trying to picture you doubled over that stretch of lawn, getting the daisies just right :D ;)
     
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    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    some how those flowers look happy-Im not sure how to explain why I feel that way, but they just do...

    Anyways

    I like the composition it is different, I think you achived the interesting portion to this shot
     
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    The composition is indeed interesting in that it is a little tweak on something rather common. I like DOF, and I kind of like the steps out of focus from the middle, then the right, and then finally the left. I just think its interesting to look at.
     
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    I agree, sometimes it's hard to make a flower shot look interesting. I really like this image though. I hope you don't mind my edit. Just like you said, the white balance is a bit off, so I did some tweaks using Kubota Actions:

    Midbright (Artistic V2)
    Too Blue Tungsten Daylight 1 (V1) to fix the white balance
    Deep Forest (V3)
    Sloppy Border - Candy

    Hope you like it!

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    Eryn
    Kubota Image Tools Team
     
  9. The_Saint

    The_Saint TPF Noob!

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    Boosted Contrast
    Lowered Brightness
    Slightly More Sharpened
    Blurred out the background more


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  10. Senor Hound

    Senor Hound TPF Noob!

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    Those are really cool edits! I didn't really do anything with my photo, as I don't know anything about Photoshop other than just clicking on everything in the menu and seeing what it does :)

    I guess I need to bite the bullet and get a book or something.
     

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