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two in one

By williamsloan
first let me thank you all for the kind comments and remark's on my daughter's image, Natalie was well pleased.
now i took this image on monday,i cropped it ,darkened the background and tried to take the shine off the petals, i think i failed there comments welcome

Tags: Flowers and plants

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RHSOldboy 10 5 3 Australia
6 Jun 2012 12:29PM
A nicely captured image. Good colour and centre of interest appears to be reasonably sharp. Lighting rather flat. Suggest crop the top third of the image and also a large portion off the right hand side - this will centre interest on the insect and flower.
Keep up the good work!
Robert (RHSOldboy).

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 12:42PM
A very eye catching shot: some good suggestions from Robert, and I would suggest that when capturing a large flower head like this it's worth avoiding loss of the petal tips as has happened here.
mhfore 11 6 176 England
6 Jun 2012 1:26PM
Hi Billy,

I like what you've done to the background, it works for me but all that empty space on the right really needs to go (my opinion only). You could try it in portrait but I think a squarish crop would work better with a simple boarder round the image.

Billy boarders very easily added by going to "Image" > "Resize" > "Canvas Size" increase the the canvas which will in effect add a boarder by altering the sizes in the Width and Height boxes, making sure that you increase both the width & height by the same a mount.

To change the color of the added canvas, choose an option from the Canvas Extension Color menu and click OK.

In the mod I first increased the canvas and selected the colour white then I increased the canvas size again but this time selected the colour black.

Although i'm not a lover of boarders it can enhance some images. Have a play Billy.

Take care
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 2:01PM
Hello Billy, I have done a mod for You too, I have croppped away some of the bg to give a fuller frame, a lot of the bg was not needed, I rotated the image just slightly and altered the exposure and colour a little and finished with a sharpen, Hope you like it, but I do like Martins mod, looks great with the borderGrin
paulbroad 10 123 1235 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 8:58AM
A good effort here. The only real problem is composition - you needed to be much closer or crop to fill the frame with bloom and Damselfly.


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