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Tony

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A pretty enough flower, truthfully it just doesn't work for me.  Any input will be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

 

Tony

 

Canon t5 body with with Canon EF-S 18~55mm Lens.

 

1/100s,f5.6, ISO @ 640, F/L @ 55mm, no flash and used Pattern Metering.

 

 

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I think it is the business of the background. I know f5.6 is wide open for that lens at 55mm. Either accept those limitations. Or they look to be pot plants, therefore they can be moved. You might be able to stage the shot a bit better and find a better background.

 

Additionally you could use flash to keep the subject lit whilst making the background darker. Bit of trial and error to find that balance.



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The flower head looks a bit too perfect :-)

The greenery just below the head is perfect, but the head LOOKS doctored. Maybe shooting from a different angle?

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Looking at it again it appears as though there is no detail in the petals.  The center is sharp enough, but not the surrounding area.  Many thanks for everyone's input.

 

Tony



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The image has an over processed look.

 

The flower doesn't look real, especially in relation to it's background. Also, while the inside of the flower is sharp, the outside area on the same plane seems to be blurred. That's part of what gives the image an over processed look.

 

The background is too busy and in some ways competes with the subject.

 

It would be interesting to see the original image file.

 

--Ron



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What others have said - because the interior of the big blossom is in focus and the exterior is slightly out of focus it has a very odd look, like CGI gone slightly wrong.



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no flash


Hi...

It certainly looks like you could have used flash, which means the sun must have been behind you. Try shooting subjects at an angle to the light direction (as opposed to being parallel to it).

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It certainly looks like you could have used flash, which means the sun must have been behind you. Try shooting subjects at an angle to the light direction (as opposed to being parallel to it).

There was no sun. There are no shadows and the exposure parameters are about 5 stops below the sunny 16 rule.

 

Tony, as others said an off camera flash would have given you (1) more light, (2) better subject-background separation (3) some shadows for a 3D effect.







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