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banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
5 Jan 2017 7:47PM
This is a very nice detail shot with nice colour.

You used exposure compensation to underexpose it which causes the colo9ur to be very saturated.

I would like to see the flower centred, with a little more exposure, and reds toned down slightly, as in the mod.

Technically its well done, and the mod is a suggestion not an improvement.


pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2017 7:57PM
This is a very attractive flower, Antonio, with pretty graduating colours, and you have captured lovely texture and detail on its petals.

Your aperture was sufficient to get the majority of the flower in focus, with some slight fall-off on the left side.

When shooting a flower face-on like this, it's a good idea to leave equal space all around. It is, of course, a personal choice, but flowers that "look" to the left or right, are better if composed with some negative space. I have therefore cropped the right side in my modification, and added some canvas at the top, where the petal was a bit too close to the frame edge, so I ended up with a square crop, which suits this type of composition.

I see that you used flash, though there is little evidence of it in the way of deep shadows. I brightened the image more in my modification, and also sharpened it, and now the flower looks very brightly coloured, and although I like it that way, others may not, so I have reduced the saturation in my second modification.


PS: Willie and I were typing at the same time.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
6 Jan 2017 1:45PM
I can't add anything to the comments above from two people who are really good at flower images and close-ups in general.
6 Jan 2017 5:01PM
Dear Pamela and Willie

Many thanks for your critics on my photo “Winter flower”.

There is a humble and small bush down town in the Court garden. It is a strange bush because its flowers are red and yellow in Winter but in Summer it turns to deep yellow. Besides, it flourish all year. I had been observing this phenomenon along last year, but I never brought my camera. So, a couple days ago I finally took my camera with me just to catch it.

Yes, the photo was captured with flash and I bracketed to -5 EV, because in order to take the photo. I needed to close up to 15cm distance from the target, and I forgot to adjust the white balance to flash conditions. That’s the reason I decreased the exposure and increase the saturation.

About the spacial configuration of the flower I agree with you, but I use the “thirds rule” and I thought the green and black in each side of the flower would give a nice color contrast. Well, anyway, I would appreciate if you send me the photo after the modifications you introduced and I’ll email you the original if you give me your email adress, so you will be able to work on it properly.

PS: sorry, I don’t write in English very well. I just did my really best.

Best regards

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2017 7:34PM
You write English very well, Antonio, and we are always grateful for feedback like this.

I have responded to your PM request for copies of the modifications and explained how to get them downloaded.

26 Feb 2017 10:50PM
Many thanks for your comments

Unfortunately I just read now your last comment. Sorry. I will read the explanations.


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