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Adrian David
06-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Model = NIKON D300
Exposure Time = 1/5"
F Number = F9
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
Exposure Bias Value = -0.33EV
Metering Mode = Spot
Flash = Off
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Manual white balance
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 157mm
Lens = Nikkor 105mm/F:2,8 VR
Tripod, natural light from window, levels, contrast ,sharpening.

Julie Kenward
06-11-2010, 04:43 PM
Adrian, another beautiful orchid! I see two very minor ways you could improve on this - lightening up the dark areas of the very top blossom (the one that's leaning a bit away from the light) by a slight levels adjustment and then giving it a bit more room on the bottom so there is more stem to balance out the height of the blossoms. I added a little canvas at the bottom (you can see how much by where your signature moved to) and recropped to a 7x10. I think it gives the orchid a little more presence in the frame this way but it's certainly your choice - just wanted to present it for you to think about.

You're really doing a great job of getting these flowers all inside the DOF - nice work!

Allen Sparks
06-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Beautiful lighting, tones, and focus. Great DOF as Julie mentioned and I like the extra canvas she added at the bottom.

Adrian David
06-13-2010, 01:59 AM
Thank you very much Julie and Allan! The added canvas and stem, really looks good.

Roman Kurywczak
06-13-2010, 05:35 PM
Hey Adrian,
Another beauty and Jules tweaks take this up another notch......Very nicely done!