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09-11-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Lone Hollyhock
Lens: 90 Camera: K10d ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F16 

My wife likes Holly hocks. We live in a desert. This one was the only one that servived out of many planted and she wanted me to preserve an image.

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09-14-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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Hi.. Nice flower:

some points noted:
- Crop the picture making the flower the center of your image. (remove distracting elements)
- hmm.. just adjust a lil bit of brightness and contrast/shadow or you can adjust the saturation until it satisfy you.
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I would prefer a wider aperture for a shallow DOF. Another approach would be go macro for an abstract view.
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It is a very nice flower, but the background is quite distracting, especially because the fence is crooked and you're at a horizontal angle to it, so the perspective is off as well. As far as changes in shooting, I would get a little further away and zoom in if possible, to isolate the flower, and make sure the aperture is large (low number). This will also help to blur the background, further making the flower pop out.

Here is a quick edit of what I could do to make the capture better, I hope.

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09-19-2009, 02:55 AM   #5
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Id compose it as a vertical since the horizontal leaves so much empty space on the sides.
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a vertical crop would look better, make it tight to eliminate the distracting background elements
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