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10-04-2019, 07:39 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Backlit flower with fill flash
Lens: Sigma 300mm f/4 APO Macro Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Apple Valley ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F5.6 

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10-05-2019, 05:38 AM   #2
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I like this image. Good colors and balanced contrast. Not often i see photos of flowers from behind, but it looks good with that direct sun.
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I like this image. Good colors and balanced contrast. Not often i see photos of flowers from behind, but it looks good with that direct sun.
I was playing that day and took a bunch looking at the front of the flowers but I really like the light coming through from the front in this shot. Used the popup flash so that it wasn't all dark. I did another flower from the back that night too and like that image as well as it is different.
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I think it looks very fine. Cannot find any way to improve the shot. Looks quite alright to me.

10-26-2019, 01:49 PM   #5
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The structure is really nicely visible, especially of the top left leaf. It's the one with the most diverse structure, nicely lit by the sun and sharp throughout. My eyes wander about to this and that leaf, but always come back to this one, nicely balanced by the purple and orange one in the background bokeh in the bottom right corner.

But I don't quite know about the closed buds (?) in the front. They're kind of "in the way" when looking at the opened one behind, but blurred (of course, when the focus is behind with 300mm... ). I kinda would like to see this at f/11 or f/16...
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you've done a good job. I would have gone for a faster ss to eliminate the slightly blown out highlights on the lower petal and a bit in the upper one and add deep tones. I don't think it would lose much detail in the veins, either. Perhaps bracket the shot.
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All good from my point of view. The bits that should be sharp are sharp and the blurred sections are suitably blurred.
Nice colours too.
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