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    Swansong!

    I thought this gerbera was dying in a very elegant way and that the petals as they curled took on a feather-like quality.

    Sorry I have not been around much lately. I aim to remedy that and hope everyone is well and happy.

    All C&C welcome.


    Swansong!

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    Re: Swansong!

    So long as it's the flower's swan song and not yours.

    I like the shape of the bent stem and the petals. The first thing I see, however, is the hot spot on the stem when I think it should be the red petals.

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    Re: Swansong!

    Not my swansong by a long way I hope Mike.

    I know what you mean...any suggestions?

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    Re: Swansong!

    You could try desaturating and/or darkening that part of the image. When you do, you might also need to attend to the bright leaf in the background.

    However, if doing something like that doesn't work quite right, this could be one of those situations when it would have been better to deal with the light at the time of capture. I know from repeated personal experience about not getting the capture right.

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    Re: Swansong!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post

    However, if doing something like that doesn't work quite right, this could be one of those situations when it would have been better to deal with the light at the time of capture. I know from repeated personal experience about not getting the capture right.


    Well...obviously!!!!!

    I tried a bit of burning earlier but am thinking it's one for the bin...live and learn.

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    Re: Swansong!

    Hi Sharon,
    bin...bin, I don't think so.

    I like the idea of a beautiful flower, slowly and with dignity moving on to its next stage in its life cycle.
    As you know I may be old in years, but am still in the ‘baby’ stage with regard to photography; anyhow here’s my take.
    As always, I love viewing and learning from your work.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you don't mind me trying.

    Swansong!

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    Re: Swansong!

    Not at all john..it is always good to hear from you and you certainly gave my flower it's moment in the limelight.

    Thank you.

    Wish I had time to reshoot it but it literally fell apart as I pressed the shutter.

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    John: I like your treatment of the leaf and stem. Though I admire your skill with producing the semi-flare effect, it's not my cup of tea.


    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Wish I had time to reshoot it but it literally fell apart as I pressed the shutter.
    Next time, don't press so hard.

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