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13 years 1 week ago #86623 by DestinDave
This is a little out of my element.. shot with Sigma 70-300 set at 300-Macro, f/8, 1/1000.. good thing I could shoot that fast because the wind was pretty strong.. Critiques welcomed.

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13 years 1 week ago #86633 by Baydream
Nice shot.

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13 years 1 week ago #86635 by photobod
Its a lovely shot Dave, I personaly cannot fault it, so I will leave that to the macro officiandos.

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13 years 1 week ago #86639 by The Time Capturer
When I was mainly a nature photographer, wind was not my friend. Great capture.:)

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13 years 1 week ago #86661 by Rob pix4u2
beautiful shot Dave- love that you were able to defeat the wind

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13 years 1 week ago #86795 by dang
Nice shot, Dave. I don't see anything to critique here. Well done.

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13 years 1 week ago #86993 by DestinDave
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

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13 years 1 week ago #87019 by chasrich
I like it! :thumbsup:

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13 years 1 week ago #87029 by Nikonjan
Looks great to me!:judge:

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13 years 1 week ago #87039 by robbie
Looks good Dave,only thing I don`t like is the white area on the second flower which needs a slight toning or patching jmho.


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13 years 1 week ago #87257 by DestinDave
Thanks again everyone..
Robbie, I see what you mean - what would be the best way to tone that area down? If I use the Burn tool, it just turns it greyish.. I also tried Lasso around the area, New Layer from Copy with a Hue/Sat layer then Layer Mask to feather away the edges.. still has a grey cast to it.. Also tried a Gradient overlay to the new layer of just that area using a shade of orange from the petal fading to transparent and again feathering with a Layer Mask..
Don't know what to try next.... WWRD?

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13 years 1 week ago #87283 by robbie

DestinDave wrote: Thanks again everyone..
Robbie, I see what you mean - what would be the best way to tone that area down? If I use the Burn tool, it just turns it greyish.. I also tried Lasso around the area, New Layer from Copy with a Hue/Sat layer then Layer Mask to feather away the edges.. still has a grey cast to it.. Also tried a Gradient overlay to the new layer of just that area using a shade of orange from the petal fading to transparent and again feathering with a Layer Mask..
Don't know what to try next.... WWRD?

Try select the area to manipulate and use the patch tool.That`s where the beauty of Viveza2 comes in,I would drop a 'control point' there and manipulate it.


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13 years 6 days ago #89155 by canon4me
very nice!


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