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Kyle Marie Barcelos
08-24-2009, 03:35 PM

Was having trouble with this one, All C&C welcome and much appreciated.

Aperture-Priority AE
Tv 1/100
Av 20.0
Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 400
LEF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length 300.0 mm

Ed Vatza
08-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Looks close to spot on to my eye. The only thing is that it looks like the focus was on the petals given the amount of detail in the whites but f/20 just couldn't carry the sharp focus to the stamens. I posted a Hibiscus image just down below and at f/32, I could just barely pull it all together and keep everything in focus.

denise ippolito
08-24-2009, 06:56 PM
Kyle, The first thing that strikes me is how beautiful this flower is and how you were able to control the whites so well. I agree w/ Ed about the tip of the stamen,but this is still a very lovely image.

Julie Kenward
08-24-2009, 07:17 PM
Beautiful composition and you did get a gorgeous tone to the whites on this one. More DOF is all that's needed to put it over the top. Any chance you can reshoot?

Mike Moats
08-24-2009, 08:15 PM
Hey Kyle, nice comp and colors, just needed to stop down more on the DOF to bring the pistels in focus.

Roman Kurywczak
08-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Hi Kyle Marie,
I agree with above and these are some of the most difficult to pull off even at f32 so I will offer a suggestion........really concentrate on the angle you are composing this.....take a step to the left......and shoot more right.....putting the stamen more parallel to the petal.......this may help for f32! Not all Hibiscus are easily composed this way so study the blooms and try for the ones that the stamen is more parallel to the plane.