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Water droplets on tulip petals.

By RupertHitchcoxLRPS      
Water droplets on tulip petals.

Tags: Macro Still life Close up flower Tulip macro Tulip flowers Tulip close up Droplets of water

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
6 Mar 2018 11:53PM
Absolutely beautiful. Im not certain that you clicked critique in error!

On my screen, - I set black to 8 and white to 248 to get a slight bump in sparkle; very very slightly sharpened only that water drop ridge; and applied a noise reduction to everything else.

Minor details, - it looks great as it is


7 Mar 2018 8:10AM
Brilliant and outstanding shot!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2018 8:38AM
Like Willie, I suspect that you may have ticked the critique box by mistake. This is stunning - dark, mysterious, suggestive.

But seeing as how you did tick... I've uploaded a very similar modification to Willie's, mainly worked with the dodge tool set at a very low exposure. I wanted a bit more brightness on the water droplets but also on that very attractive bokeh a little bit behind them.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2018 8:50AM
I would have come in rather tighter. Some off both sides top concentrate on the droplets, remove the very bright very out of focus drop at the bottom by cloning, then a slight sharpen. I assume tripod, so why ISO800? Not my choice for macro - 100 if possible for best quality.

The lighting is very good as above but my approach would be a bit different.

dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1811 England
7 Mar 2018 10:43AM
I'm going to refrain from comment until I know whether you intended to post for critique: I suspect you'd have said what you wanted comments on if you had intended to ask for critiques...
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2018 7:49PM
For me, ALL images posted in whatever gallery are open for critique - surely? If you don't want comment, good or otherwise - why show them? whenever I look at the general gallery, I am of the opinion that 60 or 70% of images could be aided by sensible comment as there is always something to say.

i learnt in my first camera club competition in the mid-60's that I wasn't as good as I thought I was when a very experienced and straight talking judge told me so! I could have left the club, but instead I started to look at other peoples work and learn.

All comment is opinion.

dark_lord Plus
16 2.8k 750 England
7 Mar 2018 9:15PM
I would crop to remove the highlights near the bottom of the frame, as they draw the eye downwards. without them, atention is focussed on those attractive drops on the petal edge.

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