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    Example that light makes all the difference

    It's a dead weed. But it's beautiful. Hoping I processed it to show off the light. I had a couple of hotspots that I toned down locally but I think I've preserved the rest of the beautiful light.

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    That is a very good image, I think. The lighting is wonderful.

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    Very nice, Terri!

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    A weed is only a flower in the wrong place....... as you say, this is beautiful so why not upgrade it to a flower with winter interest ? I agree the lighting is fantastic but I think I would have cropped the bottom leaves or shot with a wider depth of field to make the bottom leaves sharper, to my ageing eyes they are slightly out of focus which detracts a little

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    Great example.

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    The plant's petals (tendrils?) are eerily similar to antlers. Excellent shot, and definitely outside the norm for macro flower photography.

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by kaye leggett View Post
    ...this is beautiful so why not upgrade it to a flower with winter interest ?...
    Why not? Well, because that would be your vision and not what I was going for. I was drawn to the isolation of this plant with the sun lighting it up. The background from the angle needed to capture the light was very dark already so I just darkened it completely in PP.


    Quote Originally Posted by kaye leggett View Post
    ...I think I would have cropped the bottom leaves or shot with a wider depth of field to make the bottom leaves sharper, to my ageing eyes they are slightly out of focus which detracts a little
    If I were to shoot this again I would increase the DOF as you suggest. The out of focus leaves bothered me some too but not enough to worry about it. I considered a crop but ultimately liked it better this way.

    Thanks for taking the time to make suggestions. I do appreciate it.

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    Thanks Donald, Mike, Lex and Dan for viewing and taking the time to comment. It's appreciated!

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    Re: Example that light makes all the difference

    yes, it's good. A lot of effort rewarded with something special.

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