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Lens: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro Camera: Pentax K-r Photo Location: Ontario, Canada ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Philoslothical, 06-07-2012, 06:12 PM

The colour of these poppies was so intense with the sun streaming through them, that I figured I'd have a go at the selective colour thing.

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06-07-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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I think it looks cool. I think in certain situations SC works well, though I know there are many who hate it at all costs. I like this, Philoslothical!
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I like it too. To me photography is an artistic endeavor and has every right to be creative!
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This certainly lifts the poppy out of a pretty mundane background. I like it

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As long as you keep the exception the rule, and ensure the end product is this good, we won't complain.
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Loco, Den, Bruce Clark, and MSL thanks, glad you like it. I normally shy away from this kind of effect, it's I think the second time I've done it. Nice to know it wasn't a horrible mistake.

Here's one in natural colours.

I love poppies. They don't last long, but in their full glory, they're beautiful.
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Works well nice isolation indeed.
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Thanks, Dave.


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