Hibiscus fist


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Title     Hibiscus fist
Photographer     pighood/David (954) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Pighood's joint
Categories     Nature
Macro
Flowers and Plant Life
Lens     Olympus Zuiko Digital 50 mm f2.0 macro
Camera     Olympus E-30
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     August 8, 2011 4:27:57 PM CDT
Views     235
Rating     3 Thumb-up

Gekko fist is gekko-y.

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Thumb-up    from deleted22692269/deleted (2,209) Send mail to this user on August 11, 2011 7:21:49 PM CDT (1)

You could make the flowers sharper by using a tripod (no camera shake, longer shutter speed and smaller aperture) and focusing on the second flower from the front instead of the one closest to the camera. The composition is okay, but not great. It needs some flowing lines to give the appearance of depth.

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Thumb-up    from grandpalarry/Larry (7,331) Send mail to this user on August 8, 2011 4:52:03 PM CDT (3) Early critique

A nice subject as composed, David, and difficult to do such a nice job. You have not provided shooting data, so I can't suggest exact improvement. I believe this image can be helped by using the Sharpen Tool and sharpening the 'stems,' to improve apparent focus, especially at their edges. I'd use a small brush size and only about 10% opacity. Sharpen only as necessary. If you do the sharpening on a layer copy, you can later erase any parts that seem too sharp or contrasty. Again I'd use just 10% opacity with the Eraser Tool. Use repeated strokes to effect optimum level of sharpness. I always tinker with the layer copy's opacity slider, too. Eventually, I'd flatten the image.

1.5 TU.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fatbool/Alexander (737) Send mail to this user on August 8, 2011 4:38:11 PM CDT (3) Early critique

Good picture! Mysterious creature makes an impression of something extraterrestrial with its saturated colors and queer forms.

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Thumb-down    from ursulakoekemoer1/Ursula (4,501) Send mail to this user on August 8, 2011 4:36:28 PM CDT (1) Early critique

Hi David. I like your title. The colours and composition is good. All the 'fingers' in the 'fist'not being in focus and sharp, is unfortunately bringing down this picture alot. Thanx for sharing. Kind regards Ursula

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From pighood/David (954) Send mail to this user on August 8, 2011 4:55:29 PM CDT

That's nearly impossible.

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From deleted22692269/deleted (2,209) Send mail to this user on August 11, 2011 7:11:08 PM CDT

I don't understand how an image can have a good composition but still be uninspired and uninteresting.

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