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Taken in the Autumn this year, LR4 - Silver FEX. Looks like frost on the leaves!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Oct 2012 - 1:03 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Leaf
Username:Nikonuser1 Nikonuser1
Uploaded:8 Dec 2012 - 6:17 PM
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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 7:52 PM

Nice shot Cliff and I think I see what your trying to do, however for me the dark leaves around your subject leaf are distracting. If this was taken in colour it could be worth using some of the colour filters in Silver Efex to try and make the object leaf stand out a bit more, you could also try the local adjustment to tone down the background.
Alternatively if you make a duplicate layer in your editor and apply Gaussian Blur to blur the background you can erase around the subject to expose the sharp image underneath and this would highlight the leaf.

Hope you don't mind my comments.

Eric

ps. Thanks for your comments on my recent shots, I have an hour to spare so decided to experiment with some low-level shots.

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capto
capto e2 Member 2609 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:23 PM

My first reaction when seeing this image small size was to be a little underwhelmed, clicking on it to make it larger was much more interesting. I then screen saved it and opened it in PS full size, I could then see the potential. I think what we have is the problem of judging a 4 or 5000 pixel image reduced to 1000 or 600 pixels, this has a more detrimental effect on some images than others. I expect this image well printed at a large size would be quite special.

ivor

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:57 PM

Hi all thanks for all your comments, they are very much appriciated. I did look at useing the antique effect to isolate the leaf but to me it did not look quite right(see the winch and shed).SmileSmile

Cliff

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2012 - 10:14 AM

Spotlit detail Cliff, it's about the seeing !!
Ron.

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