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This is a working of my previous shot with a shorter exposure. While the flowers still show the blur of movement the definition is still in the stems and leaves.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Apr 2013 - 12:35 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:0.6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:50
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Windy 2
Username:ErictheViking ErictheViking
Uploaded:26 Apr 2013 - 8:37 PM
Tags:Caithness, Daffadil, Flowers & plants, Movement, Statue, Wick, Wind
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:13 PM

This is a huge amelioration on your previous upload Eric. The sense of movement in the swaying daffodils is clearly evident without being fussy nor messy, whilst at the same time the trees remain stand-fast and upright against the prevailing breeze.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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pablophotographer

Hi,
I have not seen the previous image so I shall say my opinion just for this one.

All good as you describe them, but my main concern is that the focus (and thus the main point of the picture) will not be the daffodils. Unless they aren't in the first place.

Blush

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:40 PM

Thanks Nathan this is more the outcome I was trying to achieve mind you breeze doesn't quite describe the wind in Caithness more strong to Gale force is better suited.

Erik Grin

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ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:43 PM

Hi Pablo, the focus was the statue. I didn't want anything too sharp with the flowers as I knew I wanted them to reflect the movement in the wind.

Erik

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iancrowson e2 Member 4209 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 10:35 PM

Far better, this is just right in my view. I can clearly see swaying daffodils.
This is a rather good picture of a memorial to a significant local man with a foral tribute.
Regards
Ian

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paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 8:01 AM

I like the composition but, for me, the flower movement is a great distraction. Blur is one thing, movement blur is another and looks very different. I find myself looking at the blur, not the subject, which is the statue.

Paul

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 9:12 AM

Hey Eric i do like this and its a nice wee expt with the ND . But i think Paul is right in what he says tae a certain extent. The eyes do get drawn tae those lovely daffies a bit to much. Its still a very good fotae tho Grin

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ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 11:02 AM

Thanks to you both Paul and Rod. It was an idea I had and the more I look at the image the more I agree about the distraction Sad I think now this image needs to be a faster shutter speed to freeze the flowers and maybe a different image just on the flowers. This is what creating images is all about experiment and see what happens. SmileSmile

Erik Grin

Last Modified By ErictheViking at 27 Apr 2013 - 11:03 AM

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 11:53 AM

Yeah totally agree think the daffies would work on their own . It is good to experiment Tongue

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