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Does this work?

By IshanPathak  
I have always loved flower shots with very shallow DOF ( f1.6 ) when everything is a total blur except some part of the flower. I don't have a dslr, but that didn't prevent me from trying. Its done in post processing, and i know it will not be a masterpiece for everyone. Still it doesn't hurt to have a go. Experimenting is the best way to learn. Smile

Any CC gladly taken

Tags: Dahlia Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Comments


12 Apr 2015 8:21AM
It does for me !!! Beautiful. I use his processing regularly.

PamGrinGrin

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2015 8:22AM
This is very effective. Enough is sharp to give that centre of interest and the glowing effect from the edges is pleasant. Good tight strong crop and the central composition works well in this case.

I like it. It's not the camera that matters it's how you use what you have.

Paul
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
12 Apr 2015 8:31AM
Thank you so much Pam and Paul Smile

Pam: you mean *this right?

Paul: Thank you Paul.


Quote:It's not the camera that matters it's how you use what you have.


I always go with this line. But without a macro lens, it was kind of impossible to achieve it in camera itself. Background Defocus 'may' have worked. Say out of 100 attempts 1 would have been ok. But i have stopped using it completely after the advice here from the critique team, and i always go for the manual mode.

Ishan
Mike_Young Plus
13 21 9 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2015 8:38AM
Works really well, I agree with Paul entirely. There are loads of images on EPZ that are done/finished using post processing, even with DSLR users. If the end result is pleasing, then its a success.
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
12 Apr 2015 8:41AM
Thank you so much Mike Smile
12 Apr 2015 9:06AM
all above Ishan a very fine result and yes it works so very well I use post capture processing as well to achieve more of what I like
good work

Graham
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
12 Apr 2015 9:08AM
Thank you Graham Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.7k 2092 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2015 9:34AM
I like this a lot, the processing is sensitively done and works perfectly with the central placement and square crop. The most important thing is that the image itself is carefully focused.

I've added a modification - the green background seemed a bit 'in your face' to me, I've toned it down. I also added a bit of contrast to the petals as the white looked a bit drab. Nothing extreme, just tweaks.
Moira
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
12 Apr 2015 9:37AM
Thank you for your comment Moira Smile

Your modification looks more livelier than my original image. Thank you for it Smile

Ishan
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.7k 2092 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2015 9:59AM
Can you call up the histogram for this, Ishan? If you can you'll see that the graph 'hill' ends a little way before the end of the baseline on the right. That means there's no true white in the image - you don't want blown highlights with no detail, but you do want a cleaner, brighter look to the lighter tones. That's what to aim for.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4042 Canada
12 Apr 2015 4:43PM
Yes, it works. Its quite nice and well done.

Perhaps a little sharper in the centre, and slightly brighter?

In general, its not the camera its the user, except where the camera get in the way of the user, and this is what this camera does. It has serious limitations that you have manged for a long time, so not true in this case. You know enough know now to explore the capabilities of a less restrictive model, - not necessarily a DSLR, but an advanced compact would be a major step up.


Regards



Willie
Niknut Plus
9 2.3k 80 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2015 5:12PM
Beautiful shot !!.......lovely dreamy effect !!.Smile
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
12 Apr 2015 6:36PM
Thank you for your comments Smile

Moira:
Quote:Can you call up the histogram for this, Ishan? If you can you'll see that the graph 'hill' ends a little way before the end of the baseline on the right.


I have tried learning histogram, but have little knowledge of reading it. I can differentiate between exposures, but not anything else. Sad

Willie: Why can't i process like you? Your mod looks , as usual, excellent. Thank you for it Smile

Niknut: Thank you for your comment Smile
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
30 Apr 2015 4:52AM
lovely, Ishan..

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