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I tried different frames and effects but it portrays what I wanted without. My intention was the get the centre of the flower close to a thirds intersection. Crop tightly to focus attention and in a limited area left give the impression the petals were like floating silk. OMG those who know me will know this is the talk of a sleep deprived man lol

For information.
Tri-pod mounted, narrow aperture of f/20 on a timer of 2 seconds to prevent any movement, although an electronic or cable operation control would do. Two constant light sources and a silver reflector from above to make use of any reflective light. White balance on camera set to flash (but you must concentrate on correct white balance} very slight adjustment to levels and colour curves in PS. Oh shot against blue background.

Honest feed back always appreciated as I am hitting a wall. Wish I had listened more in art class.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Lilac Joy
Username:Russell_Charles Russell_Charles
Uploaded:12 Aug 2012 - 7:18 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digital art, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:21 AM

Looks fine to me Russell a good shot.
Rob

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 8:48 AM


Quote: Looks fine to me Russell a good shot.
Rob

'Don't be so tough on yourself?"

Regards Nathan

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41103 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 8:50 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Honest critique... the yellow looks a little dull, and the centre is on a vertical third but is more central on the horizontal. On the plus side, floating silk is exactly what I thought of, the purple does seem to work extremely well against the blue, and I do like the close crop. Probably sacrilege, but I never worry about the WB. Shoot in Raw and adjust in PS to get the best/most pleasing effect (the less I have to worry about, the more important I might get right!!)

Dave

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Russell_Charles

Thanks all for your comments, Nathan and Dave as always appreciated. Memory is getting harder with each long day...

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 11:52 AM

To think I used to just point and shoot!
Russell you are worrying way too much.
It is a lovely image with the feel of floating silk.
The turquoise blue is complimentary to the lilac.
Dave is right about the yellow though.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 1:24 PM

Wonderful image Russell, luv the composition and the colours are awesome, detail and dof spot on.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2138 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 1:45 PM

looks beautiful to me & a ton of work put in...well done.

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