What else but flowers.... would like CC on these please

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cazzoom's picture
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What else but flowers.... would like CC on these please

I will have people shot opportunities on the weekend and maybe a beach or two but in the mean time, working with what I have got and thats flowers.

I'd like CC if you have time, All pretty much SOOC but I did sharpen for web, yes the colours really are that bright.

ISO: 250
SS: 1/60
AP: 5.6

ISO: 250
SS: 1/40
AP: 5.6

ISO: 250
SS: 1/80
AP: 6.3

Joined: 03/15/09
Posts: 576

Hi cazz! Great flowers as usual!

#1 cool flower.
#2 looks a tad soft on my computer. I wonder if its the slower shutterspeed? And, depending on what the rest of the stem looks like, I may crop it so the flower is in the upper 1/3 of the photo. Just my personal preference though. Smile
#3 love the color in this one and focus looks great! The crop isn't doing a whole lot for me though, but I can't picture what would look better to my eye!

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1. Awesome. Love the colors and how bright they are.
2. maybe it's just me, but it seems as though the top of the petals are more in focus than the bottom petals. :shrug: Love the colors here too.
3. very pretty. Wish there was more green or something behind the flower though.

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Caz, I'm really sad that you don't have a macro lens. If you can't afford the Canon 100 2.8 macro, Have you looked into the Sigma lenses? They have some really decent affordable macros.

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WOW, great color. Sorry, don't have much CC, I'm new to this and still getting an eye for things. But love the photos!

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1. my favorite! it reminds me of fireworks!
2. my least favorite...not sure exactly why. I think maybe because it's not sharp enough.
3. love the flower, but not the background so much. I realize it's probably the stems, but something about it is throwing it off for me.

Your flower shots are amazing!

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Cazz, the colors are gorgeous! I love that first one, it's incredible. The second looks soft to me too, but I love the red. And the last one is neat because it's so vibrant compared to the leaves behind it.

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agree with other pp's
LOVE the first and last one. colours are awesome,
2nd looks odd to me, can't figure out how to explain

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I love the 1st one, that is an amazing looking flower!

cazzoom's picture
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"AmberBella" wrote:

Caz, I'm really sad that you don't have a macro lens. If you can't afford the Canon 100 2.8 macro, Have you looked into the Sigma lenses? They have some really decent affordable macros.

I know..... I would have had it now too if it hadn't been for those wobbly stairs :angry1: Its my next purchase though. so I am going the hack and getting the L series one. In the mean time I'm just gonna keep practicing on anything I can.

Cazz

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Jess, thanks. I didnt realise the shutter was so slow but the sun was going down fast and I had the dog's leash in the other hand so I was pretty much one handed with these shots.

#1 is the Australian Bottle Brush, its a really pretty flower, especially when its in full bloom and the birds love them.

Sadie, you are probably right, see above on the one handed shoot Biggrin

Tara, thanks. flowers are pretty much all I have to shoot but it certainly keeps me challenged, love to get everyones opinions, thoughts whatever, its the only way to learn.

Newtomom, Gwen, LJ & Kerry Thanks.... # 1 is my fave from the 'bunch' too. as I mentioned above, its an australian native.

Thanks for your thoughts

Cazz