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    Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Only a bud now, in 12 hours the flower will be dying.
    Fairy Iris.

    Experimenting, shooting in JPEG, full Manual mode with WB set manually.

    Any comment and critique welcome.

    Thanks for viewing.

    Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Nice composition!

    Try a technique that SteveS taught me: select the white area and apply a rather strong inverted S-curve to increase the detail in that area.

    The entire subject would also benefit in my mind from an application of local contrast enhancement.

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Yes, I agree with Mike's comments. But these are merely slight tweaks. There isn't a lot wrong with your image, which was obviously a tricky exposure.

    The only thing I would change is a slight crop from the left side and bottom.

    The flower tip is fairly close to the top edge, but this isn't a problem for me. However, that combined with quite a bit of stem does look a little off balance to me. Only a very slight crop though; 10% should be sufficient, maybe a little less.

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Thanks Mike. You should know I am not great on PP - I prefer you sending me back for a re-shoot.
    Thanks Geoff. I did a bit of a crop and I do agree with you.

    I should have used a tripod. It was handheld: ISO on 800, 1/100sec, F5.6 with 35mm focal length of 202mm. (Non VR lens.)

    After a little tweaking an re-crop:

    Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Tweaked version is good.

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Thanks Bobo, I am trying.

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Thanks Bobo, I am trying.
    That is what teachers said to me when I was at school a long time ago 'You are certainly trying - very trying'!

    But, yes, the re edit looks good.

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    I also like the revised version a lot better. However, you introduced three, small bright lights in the right area of the background that are very distracting.

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Hi Andre,

    From the thread title alone, I imagined this being a "goodbye all, nice to have known you" because the OP (which I now know is you), had ordered an expensive lens on the internet and the partner was going to find out tomorrow and commit a murder (perhaps manslaughter)

    Being serious - I prefer the revised version, but without the dots Mike mentions (in fact there are a few others dotted about, dimmer, possibly single colours)

    Cheers,

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    Re: Tomorrow morning I will be dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    you introduced three, small bright lights
    Oops, I think that is what is called "hot pixels". Did not see them, sorry.

    Thank you all for viewing and commenting.

    Dave at the moment South Africans are a little sensitive about partners committing murder you know, "The Blade Gunner joining to Al Capone".
    Last edited by AB26; 19th February 2013 at 11:38 AM.

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