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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Fri 17-Aug-12 10:45 PM
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"Marigold"


Katonah, US
          

I shot this Marigold with my Nikon D200 and Nikon 60mm g macro lens.

Let me know how you like the photo.

Thanks

Al


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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011Sat 18-Aug-12 01:32 AM
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It is technically very good. But some softer lighting would let you get rid of the harsh shadows. Try it in shade, or closer to twilight.

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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Sat 18-Aug-12 09:11 AM
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Katonah, US
          


I wanted to use side lighting to show off the texture of the flower. I think I succeeded on that point.

Would side light close to twilight have been better for the effect I was going after?

  

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Sat 18-Aug-12 03:33 AM
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South Australia, AU
          

Looks Good to me Al,
I would most probably crop a bit tighter and sneak the exposure back a touch and perhaps a bit more sharpening,
If you shot that hand held, you did better than me, I just can't hold steady any more,
Chronological thing I guess
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Gary

  

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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Sat 18-Aug-12 09:15 AM
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Katonah, US
          


I shot it hand held. I keep my D200 on iso 400. The D200 has low noise characteristics at that iso.

Not sure what you mean by sneak the exposure back/ Can I do that in photoshop?

  

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Sat 18-Aug-12 11:10 AM
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South Australia, AU
          

>Not sure what you mean by sneak the exposure back/ Can I do
>that in photoshop?
I just suggested that due to your profile stating you shoot RAW,
I was suggesting that the image looks to be a bit over exposed on my monitor,
I know I can adjust exposure up to 2 stops with Capture NX2 but not sure about Photoshop or Lightroom?
Regards,
Gary

  

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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Sat 18-Aug-12 11:21 AM
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Katonah, US
          


Interesting that it looks over exposed on your monitor. The image exposure looks spot on my iMac screen. I use x-rite color munki to calibrate my iMac display.

I wonder if it is some interaction with the iMac and the x-rite software.

  

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AartPapaya Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011Sat 18-Aug-12 09:42 AM
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Nice shot but yellow's are extremely difficult to handle. In this case it has been blown out completely. Checking the histogram on a copy of the picture the yellows and orange are not completely burned out but close to it. I am not sure how to handle it, maybe one of our boffin's can help us

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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Sat 18-Aug-12 09:50 AM
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Katonah, US
          


You have a good eye. The histogram was bunched up on the left hand side and the right hand side.

The flower was orange or orange yellow not true yellow. The Nikon software/hardware did an excellent job with the exposure.

  

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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009Thu 23-Aug-12 10:49 PM
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I believe if the light was a little softer this would work better. It seems a bit harsh to my eye. You might be able to adjust it post processing, but agree with the comment of Aart that yellow is hard to keep from looking harsh sometimes. I have similar issues with Red in some light. Nice flower and composition, nonetheless.

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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Thu 23-Aug-12 10:59 PM
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#10. "RE: Marigold"
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Katonah, US
          


Thanks.

That day was a de-stress photography session day. Sort of spur of moment I decided to do some shooting about 4 pm to 5 pm.

I like side light for the texturing. Would later in the day or earlier have made the side light less harsh.

Al

  

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SheriB Silver Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life. Nikonian since 11th Sep 2010Fri 24-Aug-12 12:54 PM
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#11. "RE: Marigold"
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Me thinks this is actually a coreopsis...not a marigold.. does it stand on a slim stem and wave in the wind? ( yeah I know you want critique on your photography not your botany )

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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Fri 24-Aug-12 08:02 PM
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#12. "RE: Marigold"
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Katonah, US
          


Yes it stand on a thin stem.

  

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