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    Giant Lotus Lilly

    Here's one from the weekend, a lilly shot with the 100mm macro, 800 ISO, 1/400, F:8. It was a bit wind and a tripod was not an option so hand held while holding the lilly stem with the left hand had to do. C&C welcome.
    Giant Lotus Lilly

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    Gorgeous colors and nicely composed, with a very complementary background. But the wind appears to have won the battle-it's just a little too soft, at least on this very mediocre screen that I'm using at work.

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    Hi Wayne,
    It is almost impossible to give objective C&C with an image like this. The quality has deteriorated to the extent that the image is not very clear. Maybe you scaled it down just a bit to much. The original can be very sharp whilst what I see on my screen is a very low res image.

    Cropping even closer and reducing that empty gray space on the right hand side might work a bit beter.

    Getting a good makro shot on a windy day is not easy. I have tried it and the success rate is pretty low – on a windy day.
    Why not try it again and post an image with a bit higher resolution.

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Hi Wayne,
    It is almost impossible to give objective C&C with an image like this. The quality has deteriorated to the extent that the image is not very clear. Maybe you scaled it down just a bit to much. The original can be very sharp whilst what I see on my screen is a very low res image.

    Cropping even closer and reducing that empty gray space on the right hand side might work a bit beter.

    Getting a good makro shot on a windy day is not easy. I have tried it and the success rate is pretty low on a windy day.
    Why not try it again and post an image with a bit higher resolution.
    Thanks for your feedback. This is a much larger file and I have sharpened it up a pinch plus added a touch of saturation. Click to enlarge.
    Giant Lotus Lilly

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    Wow! Superb improvement! I would not have predicted such a great change. Well done, Wayne.

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Wow! Superb improvement! I would not have predicted such a great change. Well done, Wayne.
    Thanks Kevin

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    Much improved. Nice specimen well photographed.

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    Re: Giant Lotus Lilly

    I just knew it, with a 100mm macro lens it should be sharp.

    Well done Wayne.

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