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Coming alive

By Madoldie
This was taken while I was out last week, light was pretty poor but this growing plant on the bank of the river caught my eye.

Tags: Plant Green Coming Growing Landscape and travel Riverbank Alive

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dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1892 England
30 May 2017 10:09PM
All the technicalities are sound, and the depth of field covers the tip of the flower nicely.

I'd either crop square, or further from square: a nearly-square frame distracts the viewer by posing the question 'Is it?'

My version tightens up a bit, as well as being an exact square.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4281 Canada
31 May 2017 3:43PM
F/5.6 is clearly THE sweet spot for this lens, - good detail and sgar where you need it.

More space on the left would look good.

I think you would enjoy a macro lens, lots of good deals on used Tamron 90mm, Sigma 105mm models.

Mod has the crop and the white balance altered. Why not try setting the WB from AWB to daylight or Sunny and leave it there and try it for a while, once you are outdoors ad in daylight?


Madoldie 7 586 United Kingdom
31 May 2017 4:11PM
Thanks dudler and Willie for the mods, love the 50mm lens always seem to go back to it. I'm tempted to purchase a macro lens but a little saving up to do first.
All the best,
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2242 United Kingdom
31 May 2017 6:19PM
Your selective focus works well, Mat, and I like Willie's modification that crops tighter.
I don't think you need to necessarily show the whole of the plant for this type of shot to be effective.
Also, the crop has more "in focus" in the frame, and less "out of focus", which I find more pleasing.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2017 7:15AM
A decent effort here with a plane of sharp focus. Just sold my 50mm, never used it. Just shows how tastes differ. My 'standard'lens is the Sigma 105mm macro and, whilst the 50mm can be very sharp, the macro is superb at such images, given practice.


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