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Thank you all for great comments and votes yesterday. On Thursday at our camera club we had a talk on macro photography, the guy was very good and he does some great work, one thing I picked up might be of interest to the ones who do not do this technique, he explained that many flower captures have bad backgrounds and he uses the blur tool to cover these with the different tools, Radial,Motion and others, I have done these three with terrible backgrounds and I think that the shots have been enhanced, you can desaturate the background if it is too bright, hope this is of use to some of you.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2011 - 12:31 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Using Blur
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:9 Nov 2013 - 12:25 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitaaly manipulated
Votes:38
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 12:28 AM

It works extremely well Trev and really makes the flowers pop…. well done… excellent.

Trev

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mikbee
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9 Nov 2013 - 12:32 AM

Works very well indeed Trev.
I have many rust shots I do not use due to ''messy'' BGs.
Might be worth a try on these !!
Mick.

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LynneJoyce
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9 Nov 2013 - 12:34 AM

I think it works best in V3.

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debu
debu  4 India
9 Nov 2013 - 12:41 AM

Excellent work.
debu

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 4:03 AM

That's an interesting bit of technique and processing that I must keep in mind, Trev, as from this trio it seems to be an effective way of handling a potentially distracting b/g.
R.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 4:39 AM

Very well worked with three great results Trevor. Image one being for me the most effective.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ukgubbi
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9 Nov 2013 - 4:57 AM

The result is great. v1 and v3 for me.

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781969
781969  India
9 Nov 2013 - 4:58 AM

thats what we call creation,or evolution of photography well done.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 5:48 AM

V.1 is certainly an eye-opener, Trev, and I love the effect in V.3, thanks for the info. Carol

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Mollycat
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9 Nov 2013 - 7:02 AM

Excellent images Trev. V3 is great, love the shape of the flower. Grin Peter.

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cabbie
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9 Nov 2013 - 7:44 AM

Works very well Trev will try and remember V1 for me

Bob

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cats_123
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9 Nov 2013 - 7:56 AM

great tip Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 8:06 AM

ABrilliant set, all with a great bg TrevSmile
NettaSmile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Nov 2013 - 8:07 AM

V1 for me Trev,
Fred.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 9:05 AM

Great work Trev, so you weren't asleep at the back of the class after all Wink

Geoff.

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franken
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9 Nov 2013 - 9:29 AM

A lovely colourful set here Trev.

Ken

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Irishkate
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9 Nov 2013 - 10:24 AM

Extremely effective Trevor - what an impact in V3!
Not sure how you're separting flower from b/g to apply effect.
Selection or mask? I'd definitely use this technique.
Thanks for sharing.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
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9 Nov 2013 - 10:33 AM

I like the effect too, lovely colour tonesSmile

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achieverswales
9 Nov 2013 - 10:47 AM

Thanks everyone, sorry Kate with the lasso tool draw a rough outline around the flower, feather the selection about 80 Px go to select - inverse then add the blur tool that you are going to try, if it is not good ctrl and Z and try another.

Regards

Trev.

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DicksPics
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9 Nov 2013 - 1:56 PM

I love these images, Trev - I love to use the blur tool!
Hard to choose a favourite!

Richard

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jdinne
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9 Nov 2013 - 3:31 PM

its a really goo technique Trev and t think v3 is definatley the most effective.

John

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EMJAYCEE
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9 Nov 2013 - 4:19 PM

Something to practice Trev if I ever find the timeSad Has certainly worked very well for you - 3 super images,
Joan.

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taggart
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9 Nov 2013 - 5:09 PM

Thank for these clues for enhancing/removing bad backgrounds-- They seem to work very well for you-- I shall try them out!

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9 Nov 2013 - 5:42 PM

Love the arty effect of V3 Trev

Adrian

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9 Nov 2013 - 7:38 PM

Interesting and creative, v3 for me Trev.

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Brian65
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9 Nov 2013 - 7:55 PM

Great work done Trev, love all three.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
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9 Nov 2013 - 9:02 PM

gorgeous colour and detail - how are you now Trev?

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Chinga
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9 Nov 2013 - 10:11 PM

WOW! V4 is my pick of the day Trev... But really they are all first class images...
IB

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
10 Nov 2013 - 9:11 PM

Lovely set, Trev! I feel that I'm missing of this beauty now...
Regards Valery

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jacquig
12 Nov 2013 - 1:29 AM

It's really worked on this set. Very nice.Smile

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digital_boi
13 Nov 2013 - 9:36 AM

works well Trevor fine capture

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