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this is from some shots i did when i was first trying to learn about the camera 3-4 months ago .It looks good to me but i am open to ideas on improvement.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:15-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:golden rose
Username:NeilWigan NeilWigan
Uploaded:20 Aug 2010 - 12:08 AM
Tags:Flowers, Flowers & plants, Roses
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 12:17 AM

Lovely shot of the rose but perhaps just lacking contrast...I have offered a slight modification...not sure if you'll approve, Neil.
Ronnie.

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debu
debu  4 India
20 Aug 2010 - 12:17 AM

Lovely image with beautiful detail and colour.
debu

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 2:29 AM

Excellent capture & image rendering, Neil, with fine color, clarity, & comp. I think that Ronnie's modification is superb, & really complements the "photographic impact," of your image. Regards...LEx

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Davesumner
20 Aug 2010 - 3:44 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Neil,

What a great job you've done here with the composition and colours and the sharpness and DoF are brilliant. I really like this shot a lot and I think given that you say you're learning about the camera, you've done brilliantly. You've also handled the composition really well.

If I have to offer you any advice it is to focus more on that beautiful flower and not so much the background. You could even crop this square and get right in close.

Again this is a stunning shot and I think you go and find something like this again and try some more, I reckon if you can do this whilst you're learning then you'd have stunning effects when you are more experienced. Maybe a few more water droplets would be pleasing to the eye as well.

Hope this helps

DaVeS

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samarmishra
20 Aug 2010 - 4:03 AM


Quote: Lovely shot of the rose but perhaps just lacking contrast...I have offered a slight modification...not sure if you'll approve, Neil.
Ronnie.

Hi Neil , I do agree with Ronnie. other than this it is fantastic.

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful image Neil - wonderful rose. Ronnies slight adjustments has just brought out that bit more detail. But a beautiful shot, well done !

Chris

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 7:09 AM

Beautiful - very well taken

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bigwulliemc
20 Aug 2010 - 8:33 AM

Brilliant shot with a great depth of field.

Nice colouring and i like the small drop of water

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ChasD
ChasD e2 Member 5ChasD vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 8:33 AM

Beautiful image, sharp and with good colour.

Charles.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 11:06 AM

This is basically a very competant image, but it does need that little brightness and contrast boost just to lift it and give a little impact. Easily done in software.

Paul

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 11:21 AM

Thank you everyone,it is encourageing to get comments and mods like this on pictures that i have tried as "Photography" as opposed to pictures taken just of what i see,if that makes any sense. Yours Neil and family.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 12:35 PM

Beautiful texture

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mondmagu
mondmagu  474 forum posts Ireland
20 Aug 2010 - 4:54 PM

Very nice colouring Neil.

Des

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acousticmist
20 Aug 2010 - 6:33 PM

Super sharp shot.....Martin

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Jestertheclown
20 Aug 2010 - 9:53 PM

As has been said, this is very dark and to me at least the rose itself looks a bit flat.
I've increased the tone, adjusted shadows/highlights, adjusted levels (the histogram was all to the left) increased brightness and contrast and sharpened.
I also got rid of the frame but that's a personal dislike.
All done in CS5.
I ran it through "Noiseware" as well.
Bren.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 20 Aug 2010 - 9:54 PM

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HobbitDave
20 Aug 2010 - 9:58 PM

Beautiful image, love the water droplet too.
Dave.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2010 - 1:08 PM

Beautiful flower Neil.
Ron

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2010 - 11:00 PM

agree with all the above v. useful points. I'd just like to say, as a proud exiled Blackpudlian, that the colour isn't really golden, but tangerine Smile

Nice work

Stephen

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digital_boi
23 Aug 2010 - 1:00 PM

a very nice rose shot perhaps a sligh addition of some fill in light ...nice image click

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