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Clear blue

By cymroDan  
this was just a regular flower on a bush of someones garden when i was walking down a street in australia while travelling. I loved the white against the clear blue sky, and was happy with the focus considering i was using an average compact digicam.

Tags: Dan Flower Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: User_Removed, Paul Morgan, kaybee

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SWFitz 15
22 Mar 2007 10:23AM
Like the colour and detail.

'Rivals' (Porthdinllaen)

Yes i cropped the image down to make it a pano and lightend the image a bit in photoshop as it was a tad to dark.
Thanks for the click
User_Removed 15 16 England
22 Mar 2007 5:41PM
Nicely taken, well detailed close-up, which looks good against the blue sky. good composition too.
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
22 Mar 2007 6:12PM
Very good, great detail and clarity.

kaybee 17 8.0k 27 Scotland
22 Mar 2007 6:41PM
Nice and sharp with good composition, butI feel the whites are just very slighty 'muddy'. I would give the curves a slight 's' just to crispen it up a fraction

cymroDan 14 174
22 Mar 2007 7:53PM
can you explain a bit more roy??

sorry this was taken on my old compact digicam, so couldnt change the settings there. and i am not a huge believer of editing pictures (although i am sure I will once i start taking pictures more seriously!)
cymroDan 14 174
22 Mar 2007 7:54PM
*sorry for duplicate post*
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
22 Mar 2007 8:30PM
Dan where those flower`s white? they look just fine to me.

kaybee 17 8.0k 27 Scotland
26 Mar 2007 12:48PM
The camera metering has been fooled by the very bright light and has tried to average the whole picture as 18% grey (as is normal). This has meant that the white appears slightly dull (nothing you have done). This is where an imaging programme can bring back the whites and vibrancy you saw. If you don't have Photoshop full programme or anything else with 'curves' then use the 'levels' or 'brightness' control to lighten it up slightly.

As I said - the picture is super and it the metering that has 'cheated' you.


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