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    Pink Tips

    Newby, got first DSLR for Christmas all coments welcome as eager to learn. Thanks

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    Re: Pink Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by mammarazzi View Post
    Newby, got first DSLR for Christmas all coments welcome as eager to learn. Thanks

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    Hi Joanne,

    I think; "not bad at all", avoids the common problems people often succumb to when starting out on these subjects.

    As seen here, it has good exposure, tonal range and focus (although possibly a bit more DoF would improve it).

    Nice plain background, but perhaps just a tad too noisy?

    It might help for us to know the shooting EXIF details, if you have access to them - thanks.

    I hope that is helpful and wish you a warm welcome to the CiC forums from ....

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    Re: Pink Tips

    Let's try, not quite so centered and bulls-eye. Let's and some emotion and movement. Compositions are paramount then the PP (post processing)

    Just a thought... nice flower & it's colors
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    Re: Pink Tips

    Very interesting flower, I love the red tips. However I would agree with Dave that a greater DOF would be nice. Welcome to CiC, hope to see more shots

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    Re: Pink Tips

    Paulwilbur makes an interesting point. Makes you think twice about the 'standard' shot of a flower and concentrates on those wonderful petals. Nice to see some creativity.

    Depth of field is always a pain with flowers! Petals stamens and leaves at such close quarters are a recipe for problems!

    Agree with the others though, please post more!

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    Re: Pink Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by mammarazzi View Post
    Newby, got first DSLR for Christmas all coments welcome as eager to learn. Thanks

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    Wow, Joanne! So pretty! I think it's, partly, because of the nice and soft light that you have it in. Also, of course, it's such a lovely flower and the way you've caught it makes it look like it's suspended there. Paul has a point about movement and composition BUT - a composition that is centered like this speaks peacefulness. Sometimes, there are so many "dynamic" shots all of the time that the simple, straight forward shot is very refreshing. Dave pointed out the background and Paul mentioned emotion - you can have some more fun with that by choosing the color for the background (with some art board or a blank wall if it's in the right place, etc.) For example, white = ethereal and pure and high key. Blue could be dynamic - you know, red, white and blue. It took me a while to realize that I could say something with my background. BUT, you're a beginner and you're doing such a lovely, lovely job with it all! Clear and simple and beautiful!

    I wonder if you know, btw, that when you get closer to a subject, you need a higher dof (smaller aperture) to make more of it in focus. I'm possibly not saying that very clearly, at the moment, but you can read about it here in the CiC tutorial on macro photography (you'll find where Sean talks about dof if you scroll down to the picture of the battling ants but the whole article is great) Anyway, this is just in case you've never heard about this before.

    Joanne, I'm a little concerned about how serious some of our comments might be coming across. I'm anxious that I've even said too much in just two days. I noticed before what a loving eye you have - do practice (like Paul mentioned) but don't lose your joy. If you keep at it - just keep loving it and having fun - you'll have the desire to grow and get it right, naturally. Just pick one thing to focus on and work with it. It's amazing how you'll grow. It's amazing how well you're doing already!

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    Re: Pink Tips

    While I agree with Paulwilbur that a slight tilt adds a bit to the composition I can't for the life of me understand why he chose to cut a good portion of the image away. It can't breathe anymore.

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