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Practicing Digital Photography: Flowers
#76

Another lovely flower, Ed.

The photo seems a bit over-sharpened for me, giving a rather grainy look to the petals. Also there is a pink halo around the flower, possibly caused by blurring the background in the processing. But, as you always include in your posts - to each his own!

Cheers.
Philip
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#77
Ta Philip, I sharpen for printing, A3, done on a toner printer, at a stupid price, they quieten down a bit! I now know two ways to obviate halo, one more difficult than the other. Will do this one sometime. Ed.
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#78
(Apr 25, 2014, 02:46)EdMak Wrote: we have no garden, wife's brother 3 miles away, suffices. One of wife's roses, prolific, was a good year. Ed.

Another great 'Ed MaK' photograph. It has to be said though, Mrs Mak has very green fingers to produce a bloom of that quality. So, it's 'well done' to both of you for this collaborative effort.

Best regards.

Phil.
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#79
Last of the summer wine, was a good vintage year. Ed.


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#80
Canon 5d mII 50mm f/22 @1/320 ISO 1600
bumped in photoshop...bark desaturated to black and white.


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#81
(Oct 6, 2014, 00:27)Sirlarek Wrote: Canon 5d mII 50mm f/22 @1/320 ISO 1600
bumped in photoshop...bark desaturated to black and white.

Lets correct that...f/3.5 ISO 100, 1/64th sec

I was mucking all over the place with it this day.
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#82
Spring Flowers

A few from the undergrowth - between the trees and shrubs in a Hertfordshire woodland today.

   
[ 40mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 800 ]

   
[ 36mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 800 ]

   
[ 40mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 800 ]

   
[ 40mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 1600 ]

[ Pentax K-5 II & Pentax 20-40mm zoom lens; hand-held; ambient light; camera JPEGs tweaked in PaintShop Pro X6.]

Cheers.
Philip
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#83
Bluebells in Local Woodland

These are some of the photos I took this morning in natural light (hazy sunshine) during a stroll through the woods not far from my home in Hertfordshire. They were all captured hand-held, using a Pentax K-S2 in Aperture Priority Mode, set to Auto White Balance, and at ISO 100, except #5 at ISO 200. The attached lens was a 40mm pancake prime at f/8.

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[ As usual, all are JPEGs from the camera, tweaked in PaintShop Pro X8, and best viewed at the larger size.]

Any comments always welcome.

Cheers.
Philip
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#84
Philip, a nice set of photographs.
Ask yourself, "What's most important for the final image?".
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#85
Well worth the walk Philip. Cheers, Ed.
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#86
Thank you, John and Ed. Smile

Cheers.
Philip
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#87
Buttercup Valley

A beautiful spot, visited yesterday - I could sit there till the cows come home:

   
[ ISO 200; f/11; 1/160s.]

   
[ ISO 200; f/16; 1/80s.]

   
[ ISO 1600; f/20; 1/500s.]

   
[ ISO 200; f/11; 1/125s.]

[ Pentax K-5 IIs; 35mm prime lens; hand-held; JPEGs from camera; adjustments in PaintShop Pro X8.]

This is the Hughenden Valley, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, and the building is Hughenden Church.

Cheers.
Philip
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#88
Both peaceful and picturesque. Lovely. Ed.
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#89
Thank you, Ed.

Cheers.
Philip
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#90
My first adventure into Macro. Both were shot hand held with no VR under breezy conditions. Not exactly ideal. Same camera and lens used for both ( Nikon D3300 + Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI macro 1:1. )
Shutter Priority, 1/500 @ f/32 iso 800.

   

Shutter Priority,1/500 @ f/18 iso 800.

   
Advice welcome.
Cheers,
Mike.
" Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst "
Henri Cartier - Bresson.
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#91
A Touch of Red


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RAW to the core.
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#92
Nice one Eddy. On my laptop the colour of the Poppy is spot on. It does, however, have an halo along the top edge. This is a problem that Philip has written about that appears to have become prevalent since the site was ' upgraded'.
Regards,
Mike.
" Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst "
Henri Cartier - Bresson.
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#93
Hi Mike
         sadly the halo has been increased many times by the website such a shame, could be that many other images are being reduced in quality by this so called photographic website.

Cheers Pete
RAW to the core.
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#94
TULIP TWINS.

This pair stood out in a bed of white bedding plants.
DMC - FZ200, M, 1/800 @ f/2.8 ISO 100, 103.7mm ( 622mm equivalent )

   

Cheers,
Mike.
" Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst "
Henri Cartier - Bresson.
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#95
Here is one I took over the weekend.


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#96
Haven't been on here in a very long time.  Am back to play...........I lost my Nikon coolpix (stolen) am using a tiny Kodak point and shoot, until I can save $$$ to buy a really good one.  anyway, I have a pic here it's one of my stilllifes I was playing around with. Enjoy.  I know this is not the critique page, but, some of my "old" friends may remember me - really really good photogs - may make a comment....


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#97
Here are several flowers that I have grown in my garden.  Golden double iris, blue spider iris, rose of sharon, and a cactus flower art piece which I enhanced in Paintshop.  I used my Nikon Coolpix for some, and others, I used a small Panasonic point and shoot.


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#98
Crocuses in the Grass:

This is a crop from an image taken in February this year; the flowers were back-lit by the evening sun.

   
[ Pentax K-70; 18-135mm zoom lens at 135mm; ISO 400; f/11; 1/60s; -1 EV; camera JPEG with adjustments in PaintShop Pro.]

Any comments always welcome.

Philip
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#99
Definite Spring feeling. Ed.
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Thank you, Ed.

Philip
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