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The original of yesterdays rather colourful effort!Tongue
Part of my sisters mothers day bouquet.
All comments welcome as always.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S5700
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Mar 2012 - 11:42 AM
Focal Length:6.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/17sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:In the pink
Username:kathrynlouise kathrynlouise
Uploaded:29 Mar 2012 - 12:28 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
29 Mar 2012 - 1:07 AM

Very nice colourful detailed image.
debu

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 4:10 AM

Lovely blooms and an unusual pink. Nice capture……..Jocelia

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Peter23
Peter23  62 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 8:11 PM

Hi Kathryn,

Well, there are a few things here to bare in mind for next time. For me the image for a start is too dark and doesn't show the full potential of the beautiful flower. The other flowers are distracting and not really needed in the shot so maybe a square crop of just the main subject.

The main issue is down to sharpness, I would say the lighting was not great meaning the shutterspeed was not quit fast enough and looking at the exif data 1/17th of a second hand held is not quick enough. I don't feel there is much need to upload a modification, I would just take this into consideration when taking your next shot!

Experiment, thats the beauty of the digital age Smile.

Pete

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pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 10:56 PM

You chose a lovely fresh subject, Kathryn.
I assume you shot this indoors, and can see a window behind the flowers. If you had turned the flowers so that they faced the window, you would have had some natural light upon them and they would have looked a lot better...brighter, sharper and probably a touch more colourful, too. With that light, you could have achieved a faster shutter speed, too, avoiding shake and capturing better detail. You could, of course, have used the flash, but natural daylight is softer for flowers.
The advantage of shooting indoors is that you can remove one bloom from the bunch and place it somewhere with a plain background and better light.
Before shooting a flower, decide on whether you want the whole of the flower in the shot, or just a part of it, be that the centre only, the centre and some petals, etc. You have part of a petal missing at the bottom, which suggests that you intended to include the whole of the flower in the frame, but missed a bit. If, however, you cropped the bottom to just below the bottom stamens, it looks as if you didn't include the whole flower and that it was intentional.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 29 Mar 2012 - 11:02 PM

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kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 11:02 PM


Quote: You chose a lovely fresh subject, Kathryn.
I assume you shot this indoors, and can see a window behind the flowers. If you had turned the flowers so that they faced the window, you would have had some natural light upon them and they would have looked a lot better...brighter, sharper and probably a touch more colourful, too. With that light, you could have achieved a faster shutter speed, too, avoiding shake and capturing better detail.
The advantage of shooting indoors is that you can remove one bloom from the bunch and place it somewhere with a plain background and better light.
Before shooting a flower, decide on whether you want the whole of the flower in the shot, or just a part of it, be that the centre only, the centre and some petals, etc. You have part of a petal missing at the bottom, which suggests that you intended to include the whole of the flower in the frame, but missed a bit. If, however, you cropped the bottom to just below the bottom stamens, it looks as if you didn't include the whole flower and that it was intentional.
Pamela.

Hi Pamela.
Yes it was shot indoors at my sisters and with 2 young children trying to find a clutter free area is difficult lol.
They'll be a squirrel for you tomorrow lol

Kathryn

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