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By prabhuv  

Tags: Nature Hope Flowers and plants Prabhuclicks 2019 pc19

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Mar 2019 1:21PM
This is a lovely image of a seed pod in its environment--- I would have cropped it into a square , eliminating the more or less empty left hand side and bottom, and considered working with the LEVELS for more contrast
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
28 Mar 2019 3:05PM
The settings are a bit wayward - raised ISO and 1/3200 weren't needed, even if you want to shoot at f/1.8.

What you do need to do, though, if you want to open the lens wide, is to get the focus absolutely perfect. In this hsot, it's a millimetre or two off, and that spoils it, for me. Camera and subject must be still, and focus must be on the seed pod, absolutely precisely. Tripod, livve view, and take loads of shots.

Graphic mono mod coming...
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2019 7:04PM
I like the idea of the seedpod offering hope, Prabhuv, and the minimalism of the image.

However, your focus seems to be at the top of the seedpod, which is a shame because this could have been very good.

I have done a modification where I cropped to square, placing the seedpod onto the bottom left "thirds" intersection. You have left far too much space around your subject.
I used the burn tool and sharpening brush on the seedpot, softened the background slightly, and did a Levels adjustment. I then gave it a frame.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2019 7:38PM
As above. There is also a degree of over exposure resulting in a rather flat image. The idea is there, but a bit more care with technique. I would have gone down a stop or two, the background would still be blurred.

dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 819 England
28 Mar 2019 9:28PM
Good advice above, I can't add to that.

Nice idea, you just need to be a bit more careful with your technique as explaine and you'll get a good result.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2019 9:58PM
It's a nice subject, but it's soft and you didn't do yourself any favours when setting the camera.

One message from this - just because a lens offers F1.8 that doesn't mean that it's compulsory to use it! I have that lens, I like it a lot, but it definitely doesn't give its best at maximum aperture.

There's plenty of space between the seed pod and its background so F3.5, even F5.6, will still isolate it nicely. F1.8 made precise focusing absolutely critical, so that if for example you focused and then recomposed, that small movement of the camera would lose the focus. And the larger aperture would still have allowed a safe shutter speed at a low ISO.

Think carefully about your settings, were you aware that you had increased ISO and an unnecessarily fast shutter speed? My advice would be - take time to understand the settings, think things out properly before you take the shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2019 1:43PM
Apologies for the typo:
And the larger aperture would still have allowed a safe shutter speed at a low ISO.
should read
And the smaller aperture would still have allowed a safe shutter speed at a low ISO.

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