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This gerber has a watercolor digital effect applied. Do you think it takes away from the image? Any other suggestions?

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Mar 2013 - 6:59 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Untitled
Username:treedixon treedixon
Uploaded:26 May 2013 - 1:34 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Gerber, Macro, Pink, Watercolor
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom999 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2013 - 2:08 PM

I quite like the muted colour in the petals, and the effect on the upper petals. Pity you clipped the tops of them though. I'd prefer this without the green blob top right, it's a distraction. It's not really my area, but it would help if you uploaded the original for comparison, you're e2 so you can upload it as a Before & after' variant.
Moira

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treedixon
treedixon  1 United States
26 May 2013 - 3:51 PM

I uploaded it in the modifications. As you can see, the focus wasn't strong. After trying to sharpen and clarify this is the best I came up with, so I played with it in ps gallery, thus the watercolor image.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2832 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2013 - 5:10 PM

Doent work for me Teresa. As you mention, the original is not sharp in the center or the near petals, so you were likely a bit too close. or the focal point selected by the camera, unless you used a single point, wasnt ideal

When the petals ate cropped, you can go all the way and make it look deliberate by cropping square, and Ive used your original to do a square mod, with sharpening and colour. Making lemonade, etc.



Regards



Willie

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treedixon
treedixon  1 United States
26 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

Willie,
I quite like the modifications you made and am going to try myself with the orginal.
thanks,
teresa

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2013 - 9:23 AM

With Willie entirely. Effects need to be for the right reason and it does nothing to help here. Focusing, depth of field and blur are basic to good images. Software sharpening can help and, indeed, is usually required at a low level in all digital images, but it is not the anser to unsharp images.

Paul

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