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    Flowers of the Forest

    taken this morning,any comments would be most helpful........Flowers of the Forest

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    Re: Flowers of the Forest

    I think you've got the potential for a super image there, Bernard, but I feel what we see here is very under-exposed.

    I hope you don't mind me posting this, to best show what I mean.

    Flowers of the Forest

    All I've done here is pushed the brightness slider to the right. Pushed the contrast slider a little to the right. And added a little dose of Local Contrast Enhancement.

    I'm not sure if the White Balance is quite right in this, but it's close enough.

    If your original doesn't look too dark on your screen, it may be that your monitor is not giving you the correct information and needs to be profiled and calibrarted. Maybe, of course, you and others think I've got this assessment wrong!

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    Re: Flowers of the Forest

    My monitor agrees with you Donald. The colours in this are gorgeous Bernard but the composition isn't quite there IMHO.. In particular, the thin branches cutting across the background detract from the flowers. It's always worth keeping one eye on what's behind your subject.

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    Re: Flowers of the Forest

    That's a nice image with excellent skies in the background not to mention those trees. Initially I felt the image was slightly out of focus or perhaps you need to shoot with a slower F ratio and slightly faster shutter speeds to stop movement made by slight breeze. I maybe wrong here but you would try diffuse lighting in case ambient light isn't enough.

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    Re: Flowers of the Forest

    Donald,John,Haseeb,Thanks for comments,yes Donald original is a bit on the dark side,your adjustments make it much better,thanks again.......

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    Re: Flowers of the Forest

    Bernard,
    you might also try out a 1:1 crop ratio just for comparison- you have a nice potential diagonal that the crop might emphasize.

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