Posted by danthro (New Delhi, India) on 8 February 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.
Comments, feedback, criticism, suggestions, etc. are always appreciated. Thanks!
Sorry, due to a work crisis, new posts will be intermittent the next few months.
beautiful macro! very nice!
8 Feb 2008 8:25am
You've captured the details of the petals very well. Love the contrast between the yellow bloom and the green background.
8 Feb 2008 8:54am
great details!!! colors too!!! well done!
8 Feb 2008 9:03am
une vraie fleur soleil
8 Feb 2008 10:30am
I like how you've done the colours here, very effective.
8 Feb 2008 1:48pm
I like the composition and the sharp details of the petals.
Nice to see this preserved, beautiful yellow flower in a field of green in the middle of winter.
8 Feb 2008 4:05pm
@Kevin at OrganicPIX.com: thanks a lot. i don't know though, it feels to me like it's missing something compositionally, but i'm not sure what.
I love the way this is processed. We could all learn from this shot! Excellent!
8 Feb 2008 6:15pm
@Craiger: thanks, that's very flattering but i'm just learning myself. if you'd like, let me know and i could send you screen shots of the processing in photoshop, most of it was based on this tutorial that was in the aminus3 news a long while back. Other than that it was a lot of playing around with different things til i found something i could tolerate looking at ;)
Theres something deadly interesting bout this shot - it has SO much DEPTH and Detail.
8 Feb 2008 7:14pm
8 Feb 2008 7:20pm
Impressive - nice pp! (which I cannot even begin to know how to duplicate... still a photoshop Luddite) I like the colour, texture and sense of detail.
To your comment on composition, it's not bad but doesn't have the same pulled-together feel of many of your shots. There are a number of disparate elements that pull things in slightly different directions. It's nature, so you can't control for that without losing something in the picture. Did you try different crops? [e.g. a portrait crop which would emphasize the two blooms but lose some of the great grass detail]
8 Feb 2008 9:33pm
@baobab: thanks. i tried a lot of different crops. i actually wanted to go with a portrait crop which would have had a dof with another flower behind it but i was really torn because i wanted the macro detail of the front flower to be visible which is hard when aminus3 resizes everything down to 800 pixels. the resized original is up here.
Also, I don't always do my post processing in photoshop. a lot of the time it's just picasa, photoshop takes a lot of time i don't have, i need to spend less time on it as it is. tho, since i recently learned how to add vignetting, i sometimes just do most of the editing in picasa and then add vignetting in photoshop.
Excellent shot. Just what I need on the frigid snowy day.
8 Feb 2008 9:51pm
Nicely extracted from the original!!
8 Feb 2008 11:05pm
I really like the range of colours in this one
9 Feb 2008 3:20am
try just cropping the bottom off just before the tip of the leaf below the flower. about 3/4 of an inch. May be what it needs. Nice crop from the original file though, choosing a crop can be hard to do!
(if this posts twice sorry but something went wrong lol)
9 Feb 2008 12:48pm
photography can eat hours... the press of a button takes a moment, but all the selecting, cropping & pp is the real investment of time!
aminus3 scales things to 800 px wide, but I don't think there's a limit on height. you could try a long skinny crop to get all three flowers in the frame without losing the foreground detail.
11 Feb 2008 1:11am
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