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    A Love for Life

    A shot of a flower using the Canon 100mm macro lens.
    Any comments?
    Thanks

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Hi Hatem,
    I'm watching you picture on a cheap office monitor, anyway I think that I can say
    this one has good colors, light and mood,
    but in my humble opinion the the pink flowers are too blurred: a deeper DoF and the focus point close to one of the pink flowers may help to lead the attention of the viewer on the subject.
    Also the blue area on the top is a bit distracting.
    Hope this helps

    Nicola

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Hatem, I will have to agree with Nicola, I just can't seem to find anything that's in focus.

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Thank you guys, this was really helpful
    I don't use the 100mm macro a lot, but I will definitely put these points into consideration!

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    Also the blue area on the top is a bit distracting.
    Hope this helps
    It was another flower & it obviously didn't serve any good purpose
    Your tips were helpful, thank you!

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Hi Hatem,

    Welcome to the CiC forums from me.

    My tip would be to watch your exposure with subjects like this, especially when sunlit.

    It is very easy to blow one or more colour channels, here the red, and moreso the blue, were close to this.

    Can you tell us the shooting settings; aperture, shutter speed and iso?

    Thanks,

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Can you tell us the shooting settings; aperture, shutter speed and iso?
    Hello Dave ... I seem to agree with you, probably the post processing

    Here are the settings :
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    ISO: 100

    Appreciate your support
    Last edited by HatemGKotb; 1st August 2013 at 08:45 AM.

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Hi Hatem, good colours but the image is a bit soft. Perhaps there was a bit of breeze around moving the flower around which contributed to this.
    Try a faster shutter speed and raise the iso to compensate.
    Also a tripod for macro work will help you capture sharp images.
    Cheers, Greg

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    Re: A Love for Life

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Try a faster shutter speed and raise the iso to compensate.
    Also a tripod for macro work will help you capture sharp images.
    Cheers, Greg
    Thank you Greg, will definitely put this into consideration.
    Cheers

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