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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Water lily


Nothing too fancy, but would like to hear your thoughts on it. Taken with my 400mm 5.6. Wish I could have gotten a little closer.



Thank you - Paul



Aug 17, 2012 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Water lily


Nice lily. I sort of wish you had a bit more isolation for this shot. The 400 f5.6 is a very fine lens, but a faster aperture would have improved this (assuming you were at f5.6).

Maybe a lens blur on the background. The leaf at lower right, the water at upper right and the stems all across the top could use some blurring.

I am sure a tighter crop might fix some of that while keeping the lily in the sweet spot. But I understand the desire to preserve pixels.



Aug 17, 2012 at 02:45 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Water lily


Hi Paul...Love the idea but, IMO, There is too much showing... I hope you do not mind I did a rework to show my suggestions... First crop; desaturate pads, mask flower to save color... Sharpened flower only, applied burr vignette... Used Nik Color Efex Pro, and CS5... I will immediately remove if you did not want it reworked... Jim







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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Water lily


Thank you both. Love the rework.


Aug 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Water lily


Its an excellent rework and nicely illustrates relatively isolating the subject, reducing distracting elements, simplifying the image.
Scott



Aug 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Water lily


Perhaps an alternate crop?







Aug 18, 2012 at 04:27 AM





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