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Apr 27, 2015 10:05 |  #1

I found this a bit tuff to focus, no tripod, reading glasses and to low for an old fat man. Rokinon 14mm @ f10. I didn't see the spent flower until I was doing post. Leave it or crop ? Suggestions welcome, I hope to have a nicer sunset to try again, if I beat the bulldozer to them.

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Apr 27, 2015 18:10 |  #2

I find the spent flower less of a distraction. The one I do not like is the blurry flower at the bottom of the image. It attracts the eye and takes away from the image.

If you could try it again, I would go for deeper depth of focus to get the background flowers more into the image.


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Apr 28, 2015 04:20 as a reply to  @ Bignerd's post |  #3

I agree with bignerg. I find the one at the bottom distracting.


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Apr 28, 2015 08:51 as a reply to  @ Bignerd's post |  #4

Yep, I missed the hyperfocal distance. I tried to find the most open area, so as not trample to much and missed a lot of little things. If it dries up I am going back with tripod, tablet and new knowledge . Thanks for the help.




  
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Apr 29, 2015 14:15 |  #5

Bignerd wrote in post #17534932 (external link)
I find the spent flower less of a distraction. The one I do not like is the blurry flower at the bottom of the image. It attracts the eye and takes away from the image.

Yep, same for me... It took me much too long to even find the dead flower, but noticed the blurry one right away. That should be pretty easy to fix in post though, I would think?

I don't mind the depth. Do these usually bloom this early, or do they hang around a long time? We have something similar here in WA, but they seem to be more of a summer/late summer flower? I don't really know for sure though.

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Apr 29, 2015 14:47 as a reply to  @ freestylee30's post |  #6

March thru May here in Oklahoma. This is the first time I have seen this plot, it is in a field behind the house but sets in a low area that I can't normally see (I was at the neighbors when I noticed them). We have had a more normal spring, wet and cool rather than hot and dry so they may have been there just not so thick. I hadn't thought about cropping it as a wide almost panoramic view. I originally cropped the bottom , but that lost a lot of the flowers to the right side that I really prefer for depth and scope. I'll have to play some more with cropping since it will be a while before this low spot drys out.




  
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May 02, 2015 00:35 |  #7

Very nice.
I'd crop the partial on bottom and leave everything else.
Makes it a little more cinema crop ratio.


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May 04, 2015 08:00 |  #8

Indian Paintbrush are a fun wildflower subject, you've got a nice pair here. I agree with the OOF flower on the first shot in the lower right. If a crop doesn't work to your satisfaction, maybe just toning it down with some adjustment brush to reduce the saturation and lower the exposure a bit so it's less of an eye draw might be a second option.


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