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f16, ISO 200, 1/100sec

Shot in a little bit of wind, hence the ISO increase from 100 base. The only thing I regret about this shot is the harsh light from the flash - I could not have got the shot I think without using the flash, but the light is distracting along the upper petals.
I now use a cheap diffuser on the popup flash (being a bit of folded up toilet paper) and have found this to work really well - all I need now is a chance to repeat the shot if I can, though I have had no luck with recreating this as yet.

Any comments, crits welcome - thanks

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Pink Rose
Username:Overread Overread
Uploaded:30 Jun 2008 - 3:16 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, Macro, Rose
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CherryMartin
30 Jun 2008 - 3:47 AM

very pretty rose, nice shot.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 6:35 AM

Such a beautiful rose.
Bob

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MrsH  5
30 Jun 2008 - 10:17 AM

nice rose

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mrsvee  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 11:09 AM

Lovely Rose, nice colour.
Vee.

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 3:54 PM

Great light, colour and detail.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 5:26 PM

Nicely shot and thought out, try using a clip to support the flower and hold from the wind and a piece of card to shild which can also bounce flash back so not too harsh. Failing that if it is still use a tripod then the shutter can go slower
Richard

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kitty83
kitty83  8 England
3 Jul 2008 - 6:50 PM

Great image. As you say, the blown highlight along the top is somewhat distracting. But the image is still vivid, crisp, and detailed. I possibly would have cloned out the brown stalks/dead leaves to the top and bottom, though. But still, great work!

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Overread
Overread  53745 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2008 - 10:39 PM

Thanks for the compliments all!
Dog and Kitty- clips for holding the flower and a set of sizzers are somethings that I have been adding to my kit - I try my best to get shots that don't require any cutting at all and much prefer to move the offending parts out of the way - but there are times, as Kitty pointed out, when dead parts do get in the way and removing them is not damaging to the plant.
This was also a tripod shot - but I shoot in aperture priority mode almost all the time and am still getting used to setting different shutter speeds to get different effects

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