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  1. #2781
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnail View Post
    I think both of the following pictures were taking with the 50mm f/1.4 lens. Both were also cropped.

    manual setting, 1/400, f/2, ISO 100



    manual setting, 1/400, f/1.4, ISO 100
    *****Question: does anyone know why this flower appears to be glowing? lol*****
    Yellow flowers often seem to pop out like that - especially with a darker background. The other reason is your large apperture - which gives a shallow depth of field - the flower is sharp - so you get a vivid line edge to the flower. Yellow flowers also tend to 'blow' a little - so I find under exposing them helps a bit. Suggestions? - Maybe a slightly smaller apperture, not too much in order to keep the background out of focus, and under expose a bit.

    The other shot is cetrtainly a bit on the bright/over exposed side - notice the purple fring around the flowers.
    Still it's all good fun!!

    Please keep posting your shots - they are very interesting

    Edit - did you mean why is the 2nd pic flower glowing?? - because of the purple fring if thats what you meant?
    It's over exposed - that's probabl;y 90% of it - great effect though!!!
    Last edited by Geoff Chandler; 11-29-2007 at 09:15 PM.
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  2. #2782
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    Geoff, yes I was referring to the purple flower, but I'll definitely put your suggestions re: the yellow flower to good use! When you say I should underexpose the yellow flower just a bit, are you referring to the exposure compensation or just setting my aperture and shutter speed to underexpose everything just a bit?

    Ah, and as far as the purple flower goes, that was actually the only pic that came out. It was highly cropped (probably about 70-80%) but the glowing wasn't quite as evident in the full size picture. I didn't realize it was such a simple answer as to just fix the exposure! I figured I had my camera settings all jacked up...I mean honestly, glowing flowers?? lol
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  3. #2783
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    Some lenses and some cameras are a touch prone to purple fringing
    (chromatic abberations) some more than others - usually not very
    noticable unless you crop/blow up a small portion of the photo - it is also
    excaserbated by over exposure at times - seems like yours was merely
    a combination of all those things - probably the least guilty were the camera and lens
    Cool effect though!!!
    Last edited by Geoff Chandler; 12-01-2007 at 09:34 PM.
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    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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  4. #2784
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    In Palm Springs.

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    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
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  5. #2785
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    Here is a purple flower that I took this year


  6. #2786
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    Liu, this is a "real" reflection, right? I get so tired of seeing the fake post-processed reflections. Seeing a real capture is like a breath of fresh air! Great job.
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  7. #2787
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    Yes it's a real reflection from the flower,

    Thanks Mei

  8. #2788
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    beautiful shot liu.

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  9. #2789
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    This is more of a weed than a flower but since I'm a rebel I'll post it here anyway.
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  10. #2790
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    Great capture, Lukas. Your shots have really been awesome lately. This one and the cat one somehow show a lot of depth in light and color -- I don't really know how to describe it, but good job!
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