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Blue Aphyllanthes - Provence roadside

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Taken on a recent trip to Provence where wild flowers are left to proliferate.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GH2
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F4.0-5.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2012 - 2:10 PM
Focal Length:140mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.8
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Blue Aphyllanthes - Provence roadside
Username:bevlchrisj bevlchrisj
Uploaded:24 Jun 2012 - 11:42 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Panasonic
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GeordieDoug
24 Jun 2012 - 12:45 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Expo looks spot on. Nice dof. Only thing that bugs me is all the "dead heads" in the shot. That cannot be helped I know as it would not be practicle to go gardening at the roadside. However I'd have cloned out that twig 3/4 of the way up the lhs. Could have probably cropped out the rh 1/4 and dropped the top by about the same as not a huge amout is added by these areas. I also noticed that you had ISO 400 and 1/2500 TV. Could have probably gotten away with ISO 100 and a slower TV and reduced the noise (not obvious at this size I know but if you did want to crop it in and print it, it might show).
Cheers
Doug

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 1:59 PM

An excellent example of botanical photography, which the suggested modifications would make a great image.

Regards Nathan

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 3:14 PM

Welcome to EPZ Chris.


Doug has provided a good critique, and all I can add is a suggestion to get in closer if possible and isolate a small number of flowers with a macro shot, to eliminate the distractions. The flowers themselves are very attractive, and make a nice subject.


Ive uploaded a cropped mod that can look better.

Enjoy the site,


Regards


Willie

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 4:42 PM

Beautifully doffed. Smile

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bevlchrisj
24 Jun 2012 - 4:49 PM

Excellent suggestions one and all! Many thanks, and thanks Willie for your version. The photo was one of those hope for the best shots as I couldn't actually see the image in my screen as the sun was so bright, nor in the view finder as it was almost impossible to get low enough, I just pointed and hoped for the best. I really like the square(er) format of Willies and I can see where you have done a little bit of cloning. Thanks again. I will keep trying!
Chris

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