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White Cosmos.

By paulbroad  
Just had a week away for first time in ages. Only usually manage a few nights.

This is not normally my kind of subject, but was shooting garden birds and used these flowers to set up the camera and exposure. Thought the texture on the main bloom looked nice but wonder about the others in the foreground. The long lens gives a very different viewpoint when the subject is only about 3 meters away.

A bit of dodging and burning and a smart sharpen. Camera on stout tripod.

Tags: Field Flower Depth Long lens Wildlife and nature

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dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
29 Sep 2015 7:01PM
All good - except that -1/3...

I've done a +0.5 stop adjustment in ACR, and I think that makes it better. (I'm sure Willie will be able to give a really precise correction, though!)
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 736 England
29 Sep 2015 8:04PM
That small increase in exposure does give it that bit of life.

Sometimes the use of an 'unconventional' focal length for close-ups yields an image you'd struggle to get any other way.
I've used 500mm myself occasionally as that was the only way to get the desired angle and field of view. Sometimes as a result of just looking around while setting up, as you did here.

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