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Dave Woeller
06-16-2010, 08:32 PM
These stamen looked as though they were standing for morning roll call. Captured at Longwood Gardens. I removed a shadow from the LLC and did a touch of noise reduction and sharpening, along with contrast and blacks adjustments in Lightroom.
Canon 50D, 100mm 2.8 macro, 1/60 sec @ f/11, ISO 100, 0 ev, Evaluative metering, tripod mounted, natural light

Julie Kenward
06-17-2010, 07:23 AM
EXCELLENT title, Dave! That made me smile big! :D

Such a beautiful image...you really kept those yellows in check and I love the varying amounts of focus on the different stamen. Cropwise I might take a small slice off the top - especially to smooth out that URC. Everything else looks fantastic!

Allen Sparks
06-17-2010, 08:57 AM
wonderful! love the detail in those stamens and how they are staggered. really nice.

Dave Woeller
06-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Thank you Julie and Allen. This shot is the result of some great tips I recently received right here on BPN. I can see where a slight crop from the top would strenghten the image. Thanks again.

Julie Kenward
06-17-2010, 12:46 PM
Always good to hear, Dave! ;)

06-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Good eye on this! Like the comp, colors and details are awesome!

Roman Kurywczak
06-17-2010, 09:00 PM
Hey Dave,
While I like the concept and what you saw.....I am going to disagree with the above.....mostly because of the 4th stamen from the right. Now I know you were at Longwood.....so pruning not allowed:).....but if that one wasn't there.....this would be perfect!....as presented.....and considering the difficulty of your environment....excellent!

Dave Woeller
06-18-2010, 08:25 AM
As always, I appreciate your thoughts Roman. I can hardly imagine my fate if I had snipped that particular stamen at Longwood :eek:. To be honest though, that bit of conjestion did not register with me at the time :(. Something more to consider in the future and a bit more logged into the growth category :D
I also appreciate the kind words from OvidiuCavasdan.

Paul Lagasi
06-18-2010, 04:47 PM
I like how the backgound has a sweep to the top left, helping your eyes go to the stamens...lovely image

Anita Bower
06-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Perfect title! I like how they are all facing the same direction--well seen and captured. Lovely yellows.

Dave Woeller
06-20-2010, 06:22 AM
Thanks Anita, I'm trying as hard as I can :D