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May 13, 2013 01:11 |  #1

A couple of flower shots for critique. Shot at 50mm with 15mm extension tube and 3.5 or 4 apperature. iso 100. 1/100 and 1/125 of second. Processed in acr and ps. What do you think of the shots? Too dark?


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May 13, 2013 06:09 |  #2

The first one looks good to me. The second seems a little dark.


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May 13, 2013 09:28 |  #3

Thanks. I realized after I posted this that the second one I forgot to adjust the white balance while processing, and then I didn't lighten it like I did the first one.


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May 13, 2013 10:07 |  #4

I think you need a wider dof when shooting with tubes. Not enough of the whole bloom is in focus. Nice lighting, though.


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May 13, 2013 22:57 |  #5

How about this one? It is a bit lighter, but I'm concerned it is too bright.


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May 13, 2013 23:46 |  #6

Would you be so kind to link to your extention tubes?




  
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May 14, 2013 00:44 as a reply to  @ Qveon's post |  #7

I like the first one for a couple reasons. The exposure is good, its mostly in focus where you are looking.




  
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May 14, 2013 03:13 |  #8

#3 is a little too bright for me and you might try sharpening it a bit after darkening it.


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May 14, 2013 09:28 |  #9

Thanks for the critiques. I'm still not 100% happy with my results, but am getting a little closer. The tubes are cheapo fotodiox tubes. Can be found on amazon. I think they were like $10.

I redid the first shot and learned what they are called. Gerber Daisy.

I don't know why, but I like the flower facing this way better.


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