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I put lup on the front of the camera to make it more focus. Any comment and critique welcome.

Brand:Samsung
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Apr 2012 - 3:30 PM
Focal Length:2.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.6
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:No Flash
Title:leaf
Username:arhab arhab
Uploaded:7 Apr 2012 - 12:30 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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mhfore
mhfore e2 Member 7mhfore vcard England176 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2012 - 3:58 PM

Hi Arhab,

I'm not sure what you set out to achieve but if it was to capture the water droppletts then you've certainly done that, although a little soft maybe. You can make the droppletts stand out a bit more by slightly increasing the cantrast but only a little and then add vibrance not saturation as it's more subtle. I've made these alterations in the mod.

Take care

Martin

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pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2012 - 4:00 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think leaves of all kinds make good photographic subjects, Muhamad, and you have the added bonus of some water droplets here, which you have captured with very nice highlights within them.
I don't understand "I put lup on the front of the camera to make it more focus", but you do have areas that are nice and sharp. However, your depth-of-field is quite shallow due to the f2.8 that you used. A smaller aperture would have got more in focus, but this may not have been your intention. It's perfectly acceptable to have shallow dof, but I prefer to see the nearest and/or the largest leaf within the frame in focus, otherwise, because of its nearness and size, it tends to pull the eye.
Also, I feel that if you could have isolated the leaves from those behind it, there would be more impact, and those behind it would have been nicely blurred. You just needed to lift it up carefully, getting some distance between it and the others. With all the other leaves behind your chosen ones, there isn't enough separation.
Alternatively, so that the droplets didn't get disturbed, you could have taken the shot from directly above the leaf, so that you gave yourself a more even plane of focus, with no out-of-focus leaves dominating your frame, but a simple falling off of focus around the ones you chose to focus upon.
Yet another alternative, when you have distractions in your background, is to go in even closer and to fill your frame with just a few leaves and droplets, perhaps using the centre stem to run diagonally from corner to corner.
Pamela.

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arhab
arhab e2 Member 243 forum postsarhab vcard Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2012 - 1:19 AM

@Martin: I tried as you said, and yes the water dropplets look more stand out. thank you... Grin

@Pamela:
Quote: I don't understand "I put lup on the front of the camera to make it more focus", but you do have areas that are nice and sharp.
Pamela.

What I mean, It's hard to focus with short distance with my camera phone. So I using lup (fine glasses) to make it focus and I've got the areas that are nice and sharp. I will upload that not using fine glasses.

I would love if I can change the aperture setting. But I can't. But I notes all of your suggestion for my reference in the future. Thank you Grin

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pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2012 - 3:41 PM

That's certainly an interesting method, Muhamad, and it works!
Pamela.

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arhab e2 Member 243 forum postsarhab vcard Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 1:46 AM


Quote: That's certainly an interesting method, Muhamad, and it works!
Pamela.

I found this method when I am browsing the internet Pam, and yeah this is work with goodGrin

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