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    Before full bloom

    D80 & AF 50mm f/1.8 @f/5.6

    Before full bloom

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    Re: Before full bloom

    Nice one Eno,

    In your garden?
    Is a shot a day, as it matures, a possibility?

    Well done,

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    Re: Before full bloom

    Hi eNo,

    What a great looking flower.

    Hope you don't mind, but I wondered if it was looking just a touch flat, so I quickly whipped up a version with both clipping points brought in a touch - saturation upped a little, and gentle sharpen (all over-done just a little so that you'll see more of a contrast).

    What do you think?

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    Re: Before full bloom

    Ah, the masters touch, you can't beat years of experience.

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    Re: Before full bloom

    Both treatments look good, but being a lover of the 'soft' look for flowers I think I prefer eNo's slightly.

    Peter

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    Re: Before full bloom

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb533 View Post
    Both treatments look good, but being a lover of the 'soft' look for flowers I think I prefer eNo's slightly.

    Peter
    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the feedback

    I deliberately over-cooked the contrast and saturation a bit just so eNo could see what I was getting at - sometimes the adjustments can be so subtle that it's hard for people to see what's changed unless they're used to looking for them.

    If I were doing it for a canvas print I'd probably set it roughly 1/2 way between the two.

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    Re: Before full bloom

    Thanks, everyone.

    Collin: while I appreciate your effort, the results are somewhat over the top and accentuate the negative (noise, in this case). I purposefully chose soft lighting, then pumped up the contrast and saturation a tad... but easy does it.

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