Heart of a Dahlia with 24-70 and extension tube
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Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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Podargus01 wrote:
An excellent image, Martin, with lovely colour and detail. My inner symmetry freak did a minor aaargh as you just missed the tip of the bottom petal.
Lindsay


Thanks Lindsay.
I had the same though just after I posted it.
But then life and flowers are not always symmetrical
Martin



aushalk
Registered: Jun 06, 2006
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Great shot..
Mind if I ak you, are the colours desaturated a bit or is it "as is"



David Leask
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Cool shot Martin. Beautiful colours and textures
David



Martin Good
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birdied wrote:
Beautiful shot Martin !

Birdie


Thanks Birdie!
Martin



Martin Good
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KCollett wrote:
Nice one Martin. These sorts of shots always attract my eye.


Glad to hear you like these ones Ken.
Thanks,
Martin



Martin Good
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kmunroe wrote:
very nice close-up Martin


Thanks Ken.
Martin



Martin Good
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dorian wrote:
gorgeous image martin! nice to see some of the first shots with the 28-70 II.

dorian


Thanks Dorian.
Not sure if they have a 28-70 Mk II out yet but I heard some great comments on the mark I.
Martin



Martin Good
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martines34 wrote:
Denise Ippolito has done a similar shot but, she has modified the image.

http://deniseippolito.com/blog/2012/09/22/17816/

I haven't done the center of the dahlia as you have and I want to try it some time.

Thanks for sharing such a lovely image and perspective.


Thanks Martine for the nice comments and the link.
Very interesting and beautiful work there by Denise.
Martin



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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thats real nice!!

Howard



Martin Good
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treebeard wrote:
Gorgeous colors and superb detail. Nicely done.


Thanks!
Martin



Martin Good
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KirkB wrote:
Wow this is beautiful Martin! I like it a lot!
Gorgeous color and wonderful detail... excellent work.

Kirk


Thanks for the super comments Kirk
Cheers,
Martin



Martin Good
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raymondjbarlow wrote:
nice !!


Hi Ray!
Thanks,
Martin



Martin Good
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surfnron wrote:
A very nice shot Martin. Have you tried a crop that moves the center of the flower off center?
Ron


Thanks Ron.
The shot was full frame so I cropped it off center.
I usually never do straight on centered shots but I liked this one like that.
I also like the off center one
Martin



Martin Good
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Very nice Martin, an very successful experiment

Tim


Thanks for stopping by Tim and for your nice comments
Martin



Martin Good
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waldr_p wrote:
Terrific shot Martin, you did a great job selecting this bloom, the way the colour fades out to the edges of the image really makes the composition for me.

Paul.


Thanks so much Paul for your considered comments!
Martin



Martin Good
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aushalk wrote:
Great shot..
Mind if I ak you, are the colours desaturated a bit or is it "as is"


No problem at all, the color is a bit stronger in this one than the RAW file with some added contrast so definitely no desaturation at all.
Thanks,
Martin



Martin Good
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David Leask wrote:
Cool shot Martin. Beautiful colours and textures
David


Thanks so much David!
Martin



Martin Good
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Howard Kearley wrote:
thats real nice!!

Howard


Thanks Howard!
Martin



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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Well done Martin. Lovely shot.
Harsha



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Been looking at this one a while buddy, something doesn't settle with me on the exposure, seems overexposed to me and a bit harsh. Maybe the fact that there is little to no shadowing makes it awkward for me or unnatural in my eyes.
Just my honest thoughts for my floral friend

Karl



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