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    Default Flowery Shot



    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    In all areas.

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    To make the flowers stand out from it's background. (Also trying to make this look like photo on any postcards)

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Was strolling in the park & this pair of flowers caught my attention as it is a very sunny day & they are white in colors. The water droplets are added onto it by my wife.

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I feel that this is quite a good shot of my many. But i think there are some ways it can be improve. For e.g exposure, composition etc
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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    Composition wise it may be a bit boring - the two subjects are over-filling the frame. A nice try on thin DOF but it may be abit overdone. Perhaps shifting the point of focus to the center of the flowers could help. A good effort to add the water droplets. Flower shots of such nature tend to be quite common. Perhaps you can try to seek to approach it from some other less-common angles and make use of more empty space.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    i take the opposite side and say that the composition is fine

    but i do agree with above fellow that the dof is kind of thin and seems focussed on the water droplet ..... personal preference would be on the central yellow area

    like the bokeh and the pleasing contrast

    watch the whites.... they're slightly overblown ..... so be more accurate with metering (i suggest spot meter off the white area and do a couple more +/- 1ev

    good luck !
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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    I love the water droplets.
    It make the pic interesting and makes the flowers come alive.
    I can hear the flowers screaming at me: The sun is so hot i'm sweating!

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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    thanks for all the above feedbacks~!

    i'll try harder for my next shots.
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    Default Re: Flowery Shot



    sometimes, less is more.
    sigh.

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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post


    sometimes, less is more.
    nice,

    btw what software you are using to do that?
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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    photoshop. using levels, masking and crop.
    sigh.

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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    Hmmm, I like the OP's picture better - no offense intended to Clown.

    DOF as mentioned could be better, and a slightly lower exposure might bring out some texture on the petals.

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    Default Re: Flowery Shot

    The flower lack sharpness. The background looks like one solid color, perhaps choosing a different background will be better.

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