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    After the rain.

    I have been trying to capture the water droplets on my hosta flowers buds, outdoors. These are 2 I choose for a colour and B&W. Your comments are welcome as I am still struggling with sharpeness and with choice of crop size.

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    Re: After the rain.

    I am a sucker for the colour violet and shades of, so my choice is #1, both are excellent images.

    Cheers:

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    Re: After the rain.

    Hi Louise,

    The drops show up better on the B&W image.

    I haven't tried this myself, but wonder if a larger, brighter light source is needed to reflect in the drops?

    While I agree, the DoF isn't to "focus stacked" standard, I don't find it a problem in these shots.

    I also finding cropping shots like this can be difficult.
    On these, personally, I would take a bit more off the bottom of #1 and a little bit off the left edge of #2.

    Cheers,

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    Re: After the rain.

    I like #1, but maybe more water and more light?

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    Re: After the rain.

    "I am a sucker for the colour violet and shades of, so my choice is #1, both are excellent images.
    Cheers:
    Allan"

    Thank you Allen for your comments.

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    Re: After the rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Louise,

    The drops show up better on the B&W image.

    I haven't tried this myself, but wonder if a larger, brighter light source is needed to reflect in the drops?

    While I agree, the DoF isn't to "focus stacked" standard, I don't find it a problem in these shots.

    I also finding cropping shots like this can be difficult.
    On these, personally, I would take a bit more off the bottom of #1 and a little bit off the left edge of #2.

    Cheers,
    I appreciate your comments.This was early morning, and the drops were tiny. I say it as a personal challenge to try and photography them before the sun or wind dried them off.I will return to the pictures and see what I can do about the crop and lightening. I have not tried focus stacking yet. Its on my list to things to try. As I am new at this, the list is long.

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    Re: After the rain.

    I prefer the color in the top image. To me, the water droplets are a bonus that adds something to the image but are not and should not be the main focus. I also find the DOF pleasing and the fall off in sharpness keeps my eye concentrating on the texture and lines at top of the plant. My two cents worth ... Good job!

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