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    spring buds

    So it's spring and we're all out snapping away at the new buds and first flowers.
    This i believe is a hoarthorn. It grabbed my attention so I stole it's soul !!

    CC welcome


    spring buds

    thanks, mat

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    Re: spring buds

    But I thought you were still having snow, however, simple,stark and clear.
    Well worth the shot. Maybe the bud could be a little larger, but that is just me.
    And you would lose some stem if you did that.

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    Re: spring buds

    Hi Mat.

    You did a nice job of capturing the delicate bud. The background is nicely blurred so there is nothing behind to distract the viewer. As a suggestion, you might want to crop this tighter. The bud in the upper right corner is pulling the eye towards it, and there is not enough of the bud to appreciate it. Likewise the white at the very bottom contributes nothing to the image. So if you could crop out the two other buds, I think it might improve the overall image.

    I also wondered if the image wouldn't look a little better if you were to lighten the dark stem a bit so we can see more detail.

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    Re: spring buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Curtis View Post
    Hi Mat.

    You did a nice job of capturing the delicate bud. The background is nicely blurred so there is nothing behind to distract the viewer. As a suggestion, you might want to crop this tighter. The bud in the upper right corner is pulling the eye towards it, and there is not enough of the bud to appreciate it. Likewise the white at the very bottom contributes nothing to the image. So if you could crop out the two other buds, I think it might improve the overall image.

    I also wondered if the image wouldn't look a little better if you were to lighten the dark stem a bit so we can see more detail.
    A little like this perhaps?
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    Re: spring buds

    Hi Mat,

    That crop is better, but it now reveals significant camera movement during the exposure

    Thanks for posting at a large size, I wouldn't have spotted it if you'd not done so.

    So I looked at the EXIF; Canon 5D Mk.II at 65mm and 1/25s, f/10, iso320.

    Not sure if you did/didn't use a tripod, or if the wind moved the subject, but the result is the same - the shot is spoiled I'm afraid.

    Don't feel bad, we learn more from our mistakes (and I make plenty) than from our successes.

    Cheers,

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    Re: spring buds

    I went commando, as it were,and took no tripod or flash. it's always possible the problem was 'operator error' but it was a bit windy so i'm sticking with that, not me !
    thanks for the comments

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    Re: spring buds

    Quote Originally Posted by moopy goops View Post
    A little like this perhaps?
    Yes, almost, Mat. It is much better in terms of no distracting elements. I was thinking a little tighter. Like this.

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