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white daff

By kazy1953  
tried to get a close up shot, i was pleased with the shot but what could i
have done to get a better one,

Tags: White Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Daff Flower close up macro

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saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
9 Jan 2012 12:07AM
Good image really like the colour in it
CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 12:34AM
The flower looks good - just my opinion but I find the contrast with the black background just a bit too harsh

Best wishes

posty57 14 6 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 6:40AM
Wonderful image Carole. Unless you use a macro lens, it will be difficult to get any closer, but try shooting from various angles. You may be surprised at the results.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 8:12AM
Nice tight crop with loads of detail. The background is a little severe, but it adds impact.

banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
9 Jan 2012 8:03PM
Its a nice effort with a stock lens.

You asked how you could do better. The main improvement in general you could make is to get yourself a dedicated macro lens, - especially if you like close shots, flowers, etc.

For this particular shot, - the lighting is rather harsh, however you didnt let us know how it was lit or set up, so I cant comment on lighting. A couple of observations I can make: The whites are overexposed in parts; the colour is over saturated; the composition is too tight in the frame.

I have loaded a mod to address these area. I used the highlight tool in CS5, and curves, to reduce the highlights; saturation tool to reduce colour so its not "blooming"; and added black canvas to give the flower space, and compose it to place the flower off centre.

Hope this is helpful,


kazy1953 12 14 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2012 12:53PM
thanks for your input

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