View Full Version : Bitter Orange Flower

kostas nianiopoulos
03-06-2010, 12:57 PM
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i dont know if u have those trees there , but here in Athens there is plenty of those in the roads , and right now its their season and they really smell great . u may see in the center the liguid , i guss where the aroma comes .
I guss this this is the tini orange

a tini crop 5-10 %, levels , hi pass filter .

olympus e240 , 1/3 , f 22 , iso 400 , olympus macro lens 35mm plus tube 25mm .

thanks for watching .

Julie Kenward
03-06-2010, 07:56 PM
Kostas, nice detail on the stamen throughout the center of the flower and your sharpness looks good. I would definitely change the orientation of this to be a vertical (so it looks like you see it naturally) as I find this sideways orientation very hard to critique. A few things you could do to make this image stronger would be to make sure you have a more even colored background next time (you have areas in the BG that are black, green, and a light purple color). I'd also lighten the exposure some and then clean up all the dirt spots inside the white parts of the image. Also, notice how you cropped right at the edge of the base of the flower along the bottom of the frame - might try to give that just a bit more room next time.

We do have bitter orange here in the U.S. but they won't be blooming for awhile yet - at least where I live! They do smell lovely though!

Mike Moats
03-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Hey Kostas, very nice sharp details on the stamens, and agree with Jules on changing the orientation. When looking for subjects try and find subjects with the cleanest and most pristine conditions as the dirt or blotches take away from the look. You could take the time and clone them out.

kostas nianiopoulos
03-07-2010, 03:18 PM
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8607/p3050785.jpg (http://www.freecodesource.com/image-hosting/view/img91/8607/p3050785.jpg/)

ok here is few changes i have made i hope it looks a bit better .
cleening , and lighten the exposure a bit .

Nick Palmieri
03-08-2010, 07:59 AM
I like the re-post better. I think I would also prefer a vertical crop with a little more room on the bottom. Not sure if that bottom leaf is blown out a bit. Nice job cleaning it up!

Vida van der Walt
03-08-2010, 12:18 PM
Good advice by Jules and the repost is much better. Great detail captured Kostas.

kostas nianiopoulos
03-09-2010, 05:47 AM
thank u , all for the replys the comments , and the help .. :)