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I have taken this photo of Orchid flowers last week . Please review and inform the suggestions

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ15
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Aug 2008 - 6:54 PM
Focal Length:34.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Orchid
Username:bglimaye bglimaye
Uploaded:19 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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debu
debu  4 India
19 Nov 2012 - 10:16 AM

Lovely colourful image.
debu

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10867 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2863 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 1:49 PM

Hi BG, - perhaps you used a vivid mode on the camera to cause these flowers to be over saturated. Its quite a good shot apart from that. Over saturation can cause a loss of detail as the colours bleed across pixels.

The mods Ive uploaded will likely look quite dull in comparison, - mod2 has more colour, but without an original unprocessed file its difficult to get them correct. You might see that the "veins" in the petals are more distinct in the less saturated mods.

A good shot overall, - just take care with saturation.


regards


Willie

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 3:19 PM

Well yes a nice vivid shot of a photogenic flower. However to me it is a little busy and maybe shooting just a sprig of the flowers might have been a better idea. An example is on page 2 of my portfolio.

I do think that with flower heads, less is often better. I also find, despite my example mentioned, that three heads are mostly better than two. (I thought my example of three heads with orchids was within my portfolio but it isn't, which is a pity from the example point of view.)

So maybe a bit of photographic gardening to segregate a few heads, temporarily mind you and no permanent damage caused, is the way to go.

Frank

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1597 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:48 PM

I agree with Frank. Look around the plant and choose a little group that is nicely clustered together, so that you won't be showing too much background. Then make sure that your background isn't going to clash with your chosen specimens. Ideally, place some black card behind them, isolating them from everything else. Here is a nice example from a member of this site. He simply used window light to illuminate the orchid.
Also, you will find tips of Flower Photography here and here.
Pamela.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom851 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:42 PM

Good try. The saturation does seem heavy and, ideally, you need one dominant bloom to act as a main focal point, the remainder being then background. Difficult with this type of flower though.

Paul

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