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Tropical Reds
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Posted By: OrchidJulie, 02-16-2013, 01:44 PM

Practicing shooting red... a few images from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden earlier this month...

Tropical heliconia (related to bananas)

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Another heliconia

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And paper-kite butterflies on a nectar source

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02-16-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Very nicely captured in all 3 shots and you've given those reds justice.
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your shot in #3 really pops, but I like your capture in #2, very nice Julie.
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Thank you, EM and Bob. You gents set a pretty high bar here!

(and no, EM, that wasn't a reference to the hospitality aboard the jet...)

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Excellent job. I normally overblow my reds. The composition of number 2 is really nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks. I'm trying...normally my reds are blown, too!
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very well done, I've taken shots of similar plants and I find it's not always easy to capture their true beauty but you have done very well here, and the butterflies are great!
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Thank you, Colin!

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Reds are difficult and I think you nailed them! I just love the 2nd and 3rd shots especially! Great work!
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Thanks very much! My PP skills are pretty primitive so I don't mess too much with images (or rather, I don't post the mess...). Thanks for sharing your expertise on that image, you've improved it a great deal.
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the second is the best!good shot
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ponosby Britt Quote
Mostly done in Adobe Camera Raw which is the same in Lightroom or Photoshop. Reducing luminance in individual colors is the key. Then you can increase contrast. I did fine tune a little in Photoshop.

If you want to go to take control of your work, get a copy of Real World Camera Raw. I read the CS3 Edition, have since moved on to CS5 but the fundamentals are the same.
Thanks...I was going to ask you what you did. Much appreciated!
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the second is the best!good shot
Thanks for the kind words!
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Lovely shots of some beautiful flowers. Those tropical plants are impressive.
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I like 'em, Julie - especially the first one.

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