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    Similar to the bugs post have been trying out a couple of new post-processing techniques. The pp on these is a slightly different from what I have normally been doing. Getting a bit bolder

    Please tell me what you think - overdone, just right, bad, etc ??

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    Re: Petals

    Hi Bobo

    I think you have done a good job on these.....
    #2 does it for me then #4
    How did you light the petals.....it's as if the light is coming from within the flower on #2

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    Re: Petals

    Hi Bobo,
    #4 does it for me; with the main subject being sharp and clear. The 'shadow' on the petals, draws your eye upwards to the left of the flower, causing you to move away from the Spider and examine and appreciate the rest of the picture. Just out of curiosity, did you have to place the spider or was it 'posing' naturally for you?
    Well done, I really enjoyed looking at your work.

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    Re: Petals

    Thanks James.
    It was an ultra-bright afternoon and had to go pretty extreme on the -EC to keep both the petals and the yellow from blowing. Yellow has a much higher reflectance then light purple so pulled that down a bit in ACR and got this almost "neonish" look so decided to keep it. The colour version of #4 is in my Bugs thread and as be seen the whites, purples and yellows were really quite bright. For the conversion to B&W had to massage all the colour channels to get a proper toning. Not sure whether it came our right or not actually.

    Thanks John. 100% as-is shot. The other bug just happened to stop by.

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    Re: Petals

    I really like #4...it's a great B&W conversion. Also #2. My issue with #1 (and it's slight) is the cropping. The leaf on the left the subject being centered bother me a little bit.

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    Re: Petals

    Thanks David. Appreciate the suggestion.

    Objects left and right forced this crop though I would have liked to have it a bit wider and the flower slightly smaller.

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    Re: Petals

    Number 2 is a nice shot. #4 looks like someone is about to have some diner (that spider looks hungry).

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    Re: Petals

    Thanks rgreen.

    Bee far too savvy

    Bee flew off just after the shot and spidey crept back under the top petal. Shot would not have happened if the bee had not turned up and spidey moved slightly out of his hiding place.

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