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V2: Original shot in case you want to do mods to it. Would please any of you tell me why the flower looks jagged on the upper side?

I haven't had too much chance of trying the new camera.
I took these flowers' pictures at a nursery on the East Side of Caracas.

I wrote a political commentary and decided to erase it. Photography is one of my means of insulation.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Sep 2013 - 3:51 AM
Focal Length:12.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cala
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:19 Sep 2013 - 2:51 AM
Tags:Black & white, Calla, Caracas, Flowers & plants, Venezuela
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Glashutte
Glashutte  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 3:09 AM

Hi, lovely photograph and beautiful mono shot--

But have you cut the end of the flower off?.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
19 Sep 2013 - 3:10 AM


Quote: Hi, lovely photograph and beautiful mono shot--

But have you cut the end of the flower off?.

Yes, I thought it would be a better crop, less simple...You are welcome to upload your version of it! Thanks for commenting on the picture.
M

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 3:12 AM

Marian, the color is nice, but the monochrome becomes a lovely abstraction.

Peter

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
19 Sep 2013 - 3:14 AM


Quote: Marian, the color is nice, but the monochrome becomes a lovely abstraction.

Peter

Hello Peter! It certainly looks better in mono, did you see that it looks jagged while in color? Any idea of why?

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
19 Sep 2013 - 4:05 AM

I will go with the colour of course Marian ! Photography is a better hobby than politics Smile

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 5:30 AM

Very interesting, Marian.
I have no idea what you are trying to achieve but I expect you've done it successfully.
Politics in a Garden Centre?
Is it the Flower Pot Men party?

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
19 Sep 2013 - 5:45 AM


Quote: Very interesting, Marian.
I have no idea what you are trying to achieve but I expect you've done it successfully.
Politics in a Garden Centre?
Is it the Flower Pot Men party?

I am afraid I didn't explain myself properly. I wrote something about this city being an inhospitable, ugly, violent place, thanks to 15 years of socialist revolution, but I refrained from doing that, pretty unsuccessfully, as you can see.
M

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
19 Sep 2013 - 6:48 AM

B e a u t i f u l ! Both of.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

Mono is great....looks kinda phallic to me
Give politics a big miss.....I used to be involved...
But now realise our life on earth is too short and there is so much beauty around us we ignore.
Check out CarolG,s piccy today fat caterpillar changing to beautiful butterfly. Can't get better.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:22 AM

Great image Marian, the mono for meSmile


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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:40 AM

Surprisingly the mono works best here.

Albert

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

Beautifully composed images v2 looks much better.

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pink
pink e2 Member 111888 forum postspink vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 8:05 AM

Mono works well, I suspect the jagged detail you refer too is due to the cameras processing of the jpeg, it can sometimes happen particularly with compact style cameras
Ian

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

The mono one for me - excellent!

Ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 9:33 AM

You can also get a jagged 'stepped' effect along high contrast edges if you've applied too much sharpening.

Like the mono, Marian, focuses on the shape and texture.

Dave

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 10:04 AM

Mono beauty, Marian.
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 1:22 PM

The reflective surface and red colour make this a difficult flower to capture,
so you've done well to have only a little bit of flare.
can't decide between mono and colour.
Try focussing on central yellow part (don't know botanical name) in another image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 2:56 PM

To answer your question: These are actually 'Jaggies", and heres what they are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggies

I have removed them in the mods just by applying a blur along the edges.

I have also uploaded 2 mods with a different approach.

What I like, along with your own narrative, is that the flower is pointing to a way out, - so played a little with that in the mono version.

A difficult plant to capture at all, as its very shiny.

The red is oversaturated in the original.

Its a beautiful country with many, many years of political instability. So it has to be difficult not to become tired of uncertainty.



Regards


Willie

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2013 - 3:22 PM

Both exellent

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
19 Sep 2013 - 3:33 PM

Thank you so much Willie and Dave for their excellent modifications.

Colors are very intense here, sometimes extremely vivid without adding any boosting.
I had no idea of the difficulty on photographing Callas, there were several dozen of these red ones starting to bloom at the nursery. I think I will return there, without my friend, alone with my camera. Wink
Marian

PS: F.G. you mind is dirtyyyyyyy! Tongue

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 4:05 PM

Two interesting images, Marian that have sparked some interesting comments and mods!
Great stuff.

Richard

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 4:27 PM

Whilst the original is beautiful, the colours so rich and vibrant I rather admire the wonderful shape and form which seems to be exaggerated by the monochrome processing Marian.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
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19 Sep 2013 - 6:51 PM

Like the shapes and tones in V1, Marian.

P.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 10:47 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Source
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20 Sep 2013 - 11:49 PM

Superb
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leontari
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21 Sep 2013 - 6:35 PM

Love the mono version Marian.
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Chinga
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22 Sep 2013 - 6:20 PM

Mono for me... Very sexy shot! Grin
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