The small pink flower II


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jtsky

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Took this flower of Mimosa pudica (含羞草), using f11, ISO 100, with flash -0.3, try to improve from the previous post a week ago. Try many angle to eliminate distracting background. I tried to crop tighter this time. Please comment on the exposure, crop, and the background created. Have a few pics with lighter background, do u think this background is too dark?
Thanks for ur time.

 

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well oh well. i'll give ya some love.

the colors are generally fine. the background is not too dark i guess, it contrasts well with the pink. the subject is abit soft, no?

I have problem with the composition tho. Its too right smack in the middle. I have a soft spot for square crops but it don't work here. I sense that having empty spaces on the left or right would do more justice to this.
 

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Thanks, velasco. After 2 days silent, finally I see a ray of light shining in. Point noted, I will try to improve on the compo. I am glad the background is ok this time.
 

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are the blue things lateral CAs? if they are then its best that you remove them. they seem pretty obvious and distracting

anyway a black background is always nice, so i think its a good job achieving that. i do agree that the composition can be improved a little. this is a crop right? maybe the shot in normal proportions would look better
 

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are the blue things lateral CAs? if they are then its best that you remove them. they seem pretty obvious and distracting

anyway a black background is always nice, so i think its a good job achieving that. i do agree that the composition can be improved a little. this is a crop right? maybe the shot in normal proportions would look better
i don't see any blue whatevers and it does not show a black background on my screen. is my colourblindness acting up ?:bigeyes:
 

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Thanks for ur time. It is dark green background, I shot this at the field. When the ev of the flash changes, the background appeared from light green to darker green.
Please pardon me as a newbie, what is CA?
 

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CA = Chromatic Aberration, refers to colour fringing at the edges where 2 colours meet. Read wikipedia for more info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration). I think 2.8photography is referring to the tips of the stalks on the left of the picture. Composition-wise, I didn't realise it's a mimosa flower until I read your writeup. Maybe you can think of how to add some context to the picture to hint to the viewer what this is; and yep, this might work better if it wasn't placed smack in the centre of the frame.
 

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are the blue things lateral CAs? if they are then its best that you remove them. they seem pretty obvious and distracting

anyway a black background is always nice, so i think its a good job achieving that. i do agree that the composition can be improved a little. this is a crop right? maybe the shot in normal proportions would look better
Yes there appear to be traces of CA on all the tips of the flower.
 

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Oh I see, now I noticed the CA u mentioned. Try to explore PS's Lens Correction just now, discover the tool to correct CA, It was there all the time but I never use it. Thank very much, for teaching me something new today. :thumbsup:
 

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Oh I see, now I noticed the CA u mentioned. Try to explore PS's Lens Correction just now, discover the tool to correct CA, It was there all the time but I never use it. Thank very much, for teaching me something new today. :thumbsup:
yeah it was the blueish colourations at the tips of the flowers i was talking about. im not so sure you can remove it with ps, as they may be purple fringing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_fringing

im not sure if thats very different and whether or not it can be removed - not too clear myself.

about the bg colour - my apologies. must be my screen
 

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yeah it was the blueish colourations at the tips of the flowers i was talking about. im not so sure you can remove it with ps, as they may be purple fringing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_fringing

im not sure if thats very different and whether or not it can be removed - not too clear myself.

about the bg colour - my apologies. must be my screen
hi 2.8photography, I am the one must thanks u for teaching me, really appreciate ur help, thanks again.

I posted the rest of the pics here, feel free to drop any comments there thanks.
 

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