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Jun 30, 2010 12:22 |  #1

I really like this picture and am likely going to print it for my wife, who loves it, but I would like to get a critique on here. I brightened it up 20% and sharpened 30% and bumped the saturation 6% in PP. I think my DOF is a little too shallow.

IMAGE: http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/181/3/0/Daisy2_6_30_2010_by_kadeater.jpg

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Make: Canon
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Shutter Speed: 1/1250 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Date Taken: Jun 30, 2010, 10:13:35 AM
Lens: EF200mm f/2.8L USM



  
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Jun 30, 2010 12:49 |  #2

Looks very good. the shallow dof compliments the image.


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Jun 30, 2010 16:56 |  #3

I think it's nice just as you have it. I would maybe try brightening up the yellow center a bit, perhaps with saturation or luminance just as an experiment, but really it's quite nice as is.


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Jun 30, 2010 16:59 |  #4

Imho you could use larger DOF, or at least sharpen it a bit.


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Jun 30, 2010 17:07 |  #5

Try a reshoot with a greater DOF before you print this one, then decide which one looks better.
A greater DOF would show off the natural geometry of the flower center.


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Jun 30, 2010 23:39 |  #6
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It's a great shot! Some tips

a) Try a larger DOF- a higher f-stop, perhaps about f/5.6 or a bit more
b) You could always use the Shadows/Highlights option in Photoshop to increase the detail in the white pedals slightly in the areas that are a bit overexposed (too white+bright)

Here are some examples of mine of the same flower:


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Jun 30, 2010 23:57 as a reply to  @ Deep Pocket's post |  #7

They are Petals.....;) Not Pedals...we would see a bike then.no?;)

If I may. re take this one.these flowers are for a long time.get your settings set, and show me what you did;)


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Jul 01, 2010 14:01 |  #8
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Flo wrote in post #10457777 (external link)
They are Petals.....;) Not Pedals...we would see a bike then.no?;)

If I may. re take this one.these flowers are for a long time.get your settings set, and show me what you did;)

Ah you got me :lol:
I believe I took that one with the Sigma 50 1.4 at f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 100, 50mm.

The perspective of mine is slightly different though, so it's a bit easier to get sufficient DOF. If I tried taking the picture from a similar perspective (like as if I were looking at it from the same level as the daisy) as the OP's daisy I also struggle with obtaining sufficient DOF (and often there are many other distracting objects in the background, so I couldn't get that dramatic of a picture at say, f/11.

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Jul 02, 2010 10:16 |  #9

Definitely a little bigger DOF. Otherwise it looks good.


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