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Still just rather ineptly playing around with my new camera

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Silhouette
Username:danvan danvan
Uploaded:4 Mar 2010 - 3:36 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Leaf, Silhouette, Wildlife / nature
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kilo363
kilo363  4 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 - 7:25 AM

Different but I like it Smile The Silhouette on the leaf is great. The bright highlight on the left draws the eye away a bit, I've tried a very quick mod reducing that a bit.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 7:46 AM

Superb colour, very well taken.

Hugh

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danvan
danvan  9
4 Mar 2010 - 8:03 AM


Quote: Different but I like it The Silhouette on the leaf is great. The bright highlight on the left draws the eye away a bit, I've tried a very quick mod reducing that a bit.

thanks for that, your right it does make a big difference

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clicknimagine
4 Mar 2010 - 10:27 AM

fantastic light, you have taken the shot, very nicely, but to me there is some technical fault, i agree with the above that the bright area of the left side is distracting, you can easily crop that portion out,

your focus is also not perfectly in that place where it should be, the silhouette moth(i guess) is in soft focus, and the area in front of it is in sharp focus, practice can cure this problem,

otherwise it is a good shot,
wish you best of luck for your future works...

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 1:44 PM

I've never uploaded a mod before so hope I did it right. Really like the view of the silhouette. But did find that bright area distracting..........Sandy

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8775 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2010 - 6:31 PM

Hello, Daniel. I like this image because it's different and, to my mind, slightly abstract. I like the patterns and light on the leaf, too. I agree about the left side, so have done a modification where I cloned in some more leaf patterns and then applied gaussian blur to the cloned area. I also adjusted levels and contrast to darken the silhouette, sharpened to bring out the leaf texture, cropped both sides to give a square format and place the silhouette into the bottom right third, because there is a lot of "dead" space, then added a little frame.
Pamela.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2010 - 11:06 PM

Wonderful image. Paul

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ellavr
ellavr  1066 forum posts
13 Mar 2010 - 11:07 PM

Interesting!

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