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10-29-2010, 04:17 PM - 1 Like   #1
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why don't we brits call it fall?

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10-29-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Wow! Thats impressive catching a leaf like that!
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Very clever shot, love the bokeh! Maybe needs a slight saturation boost?
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Great catch, although the bokeh lights overpower the subject a bit too much for me. And I get the feeling that it's tilted a bit to the left and needs straightening, but I could be wrong.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Big G Quote
Maybe needs a slight saturation boost?
Would not do that. You can get that idea, if you are very close to the screen. If it is printed, I think, you will need the more natural light.

But in general: Good shot!
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Me encanta !! puedes explicar como hiciste la foto ? como lo preparaste ?
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The overall bokeh pattern with those countless merging light circles is very pleasing to my eye :-)
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I'm with juu on this. It's a fabulous capture but the bokeh hurts my eyes. There's not a lot of colour in the leaf, but stacks of it in the background. Would you consider, as an experiment, leaving the leaf as is but turning the background b&w and see what that does to bring the leaf out more?

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Me encanta !! puedes explicar como hiciste la foto ? como lo preparaste ?
well i must admit, i didn't catch it in mid air. it was hanging from a spiders web
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I'm with juu on this. It's a fabulous capture but the bokeh hurts my eyes. There's not a lot of colour in the leaf, but stacks of it in the background. Would you consider, as an experiment, leaving the leaf as is but turning the background b&w and see what that does to bring the leaf out more?

do prefer this shot?



spiders web is more obvious here, but easily cloned out.
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I think the first image more readily captured the illusion of a "spiraling descent." I liked the atmosphere of movement.

However, I lack any knowledge of PP methods, so am not sure of how to attain that impression.
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I prefer first one as well. The orientation of the stalk gives it a more dynamic look than the second.

See if you like a square crop with the leaf on the upper left third.
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The first one is sharper and has more contrast. It's just those glaring highlights I have difficulty viewing. They look like mirror lens donuts and really distract me from the magic of that leaf. That's why I'd like to see the background toned down a bit.
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I like the first one, as it includes a frame of reference (a walk along a trail/path). Does need to be straighter though, and I'm with wombat on the rest. Excellent.
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Cool - caught in mid-air! Well done.
The bokeh is harsh to me, but it does create an interesting glittery effect which could be further enhanced.
Both shots are fine, but could do with some dodging of the leaf (with a boost in contrast) and burning of the background (to make it less distracting).
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