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Taken at Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff, not sure what flowers they are but thy look nice in the sunshine
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Album name:SteveT / SteveT album
Keywords:Dyffryn Gardens,flowers
Author's Comments:just attracted by the bright colours
Editing Performed:Levels and a small amount of enhancement in Darktable, Crop and resize in Gimp
File Size:2558 KB
Date added:May 23, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1373 pixels
Displayed:52 times
Color Space:Uncalibrated
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:05:01 21:42:49
DateTime Original:2014:04:14 13:46:27
DateTime digitized:2014:04:14 13:46:27
Exif Image Height:3402 pixels
Exif Image Width:4955 pixels
Exif Interoperability Offset:10398
Exif Offset:1308
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/160 sec
FNumber:f 10
Flash:No Flash
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:120 mm
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 70D
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:darktable 1.4.2
White Balance:0
X Resolution:300 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:300 dots per ResolutionUnit
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IPTC Copyright:Copyright Steven Tyrer 2014 pierce.tyrer@gmail.com
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George  [May 25, 2014 at 06:18 PM]
Lovely colours, dof and sharp where it needs to be Steve.
A little bit of background distraction which is to be expected in a shot like this, but I do think it needs some brightness adjustment to really bring out the best int he blooms.
Still like it though.
SteveT  [May 25, 2014 at 09:58 PM]
Thanks George
alanuk  [May 26, 2014 at 04:51 PM]
Lots to enjoy in this; each grouping of flowers would be worthy of their own image, especially those right centre. I think this would then eliminate the problem of the attraction almost in the centre of the image with the cropped spiky stalk thing. You mention the sunshine but the sun is not obvious here; like, George, I think this would benefit from increasing the brightness.
SteveT  [May 26, 2014 at 05:18 PM]
As suggested by George and Alan I have replaced the image with a increased brightness version
thanks for your critique
Beermonsta  [May 26, 2014 at 06:52 PM]
I neve caught the origional post but this is certainly nice and bright with good colours too. When shooting a group of flowers rather than one it can be difficult to isolate from the background and although there is nothing too distracting, some cloning in the bottom right might make the image even better, but I do like it.
Mazda_Man  [May 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM]
A very pretty picture and when opened out it does seem to be sharper than at first glance. I always think that flowers look better either singly or in threes. As an additional option try cloning out the small flower head, nearest the top and close to the RH one. This to my mind will leave three perfectly placed giving optimum composition. A very nice range of colours.
JOHN  [May 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM]
Late comment, they certainly do look nice, flowers in my opinion are difficult to photograph.
Frank has made comments about composition, and may be worth consideration. Also as Alan says a single bloom may also work, but you can go on editing forever so have to call an end to it sometime.
But quite a pleasant photo so well done for that Steve.
Photojunkie  [Jun 16, 2014 at 10:28 PM]
I Love this! - The colours are Gorgeous! I don't think I would separate it into single cluster pics because the beauty of this is that you are seeing all those different colours on the same branch and wondering 'how is that possible' ? The only thing I would attempt to change Steve would be to clone out those two spiky twigs at the top... but then again I LOVE cloning things out! heheheheh!