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  1. WDodd

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    Sorry to disappoint this time no nudey pictures. I wonder if this thread will get quite the attention the last one did. ;)

    Background on the picture: I live on a somewhat small (96 acres) apple orchard in North central Ohio. For about the past week its been blossom time and its just about my favorite time of the year so what do you all think?
     
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    Unfortunately the top of the blossom is a bit out of focus and with a somewhat macro shot like this, it really takes away from the picture. I really like the composition though, and would like to see a re-shoot.
     
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    I'm going to be taking some more tomorrow, I'll see what I can do.
     
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    its pretty boring. The colors aren't as bold as you'd expect and the contrast just isn't there. The fact that the background is overwhelmingly green doesn't help it either.

    Also it looks like it could use a little more exposure. The parts that are in the shadow are underexposed and for a shot like this, I'd much rather see a little over exposure as opposed to underexposure.
     
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    I think it needs more contrast. But this picture is like every other macro photo i have seen. It seems un-original
     
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    Nice bokah and comp. You need the image to jump though. Bump the hue/sat way up, and see if you like it better. Also add an unsharp mask (always always the very last step!)
     
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    Here is an example.

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    Hey, and don't worry. You are off to a good start. I learned a ton from taking flower photos. Keep at it.
     
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    I tried that myself, how is that? I bumped up the exposure a little bit in lightroom too.
     
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    I would go with a slightly different angle or with a different choice of focus. As it is right now, the bloom that all the attention is directed to is in the shadow. So the solution would be shoot at a different time of day to get the sun at a different angle, or use a ring flash, or shoot from the other side (although that means recomposing the shot).
     

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