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I love the colours, but it's still getting rejected
Posted By: little laker, 06-18-2008, 07:30 PM

I photographed this flower the other day, absolutely nailing the exposure.

However it just doesn't look right to me, so I'll probably be deleting it.
I hate it when that happens

In my opinion at the right angle that flower would have made an outstanding photo
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06-18-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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Don't reject it, crop it!

Some times less is more!
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06-18-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
Damn Brit

You could also try some lighting effects in PS. It's a good shot and I like Ole's crop.
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Those kinds of flowers are really need a very deep DOF to get the whole thing, and at f32 you're getting some some diffraction. I think part of the problem with this shot is the proportions, and maybe the petal closest to the camera is taking up a little too much of the frame...

But you're right, the colours are very nice indeed!

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yeah that's an awful picture!

(kidding, obvi)
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The colors do pop - I like the suggestion of pp some lighting effects. Good luck.
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Stu, I like Ole's crop and you might want to tone down the saturation a little. The colours pop but they might be a little too much.

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Hey Stu, I wouldn't reject it. It is a nice shot with great potential. I agree with all the other suggestions, crop, as Ole has done and have a bit of a play round with light effect etc, there is an even greater shot waiting to happen I am sure.
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What Peter said, second that...
06-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #10
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I wouldn't reject that for a second. I took the liberty of this edit. rotate and plain black to fill uncovered corners...

the colors could still use a little less saturation but this orientation lessens that issue to my eyes...
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Ole's crop of the picture looks very good, in a photo with great colours
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Thank you everyone,
Those crops, and efforts look great.

I'll most likely be heading back to that park tomorrow, and if the flower is still there and still beautiful I would like to try a couple of more angles.
Plus I want to try something a little different than I've ever done before.

I'll hopefully have something to post tomorrow night
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i would definitely try a different angle; namely take from the other side of the flower (180 degree) and focus on the two petals in the center
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I like the shot, Stu. Sometimes it is just purely depending on the luck

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