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  • First post: hibiscus flower, desaturated color

    This is my first pic post and I am quite new a photography...here goes.
    I took this with intentions of giving it to a friend as a birthday card. However the focus ended up being on the veins in the petals rather than the stamen as I had intended. I know the crop is a bit close but despite it's shortcomings, is it still a decent picture or am I being hypnotized by the pretty colors?


    EXIF data:
    Camera Model Name
    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    Shooting Date/Time
    6/29/2008 03:02:18
    Tv(Shutter Speed)
    1/60Sec.
    Av(Aperture Value)
    F4.5
    Metering Modes
    -
    Exposure Compensation
    0
    ISO Speed
    100
    Lens
    -
    Focal Length
    100.0 mm
    Image size
    1461 x 2231
    Image Quality
    -
    Flash
    Off
    view my photo stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelleyrie/

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    kellyrie, Welcome

    Being hypnotized by the first few photos out of a Canon could influence you some. It's an experience that grows as you grow as a photographer. If this is among your first shots, it 's OK, even though you saw too that the focus wasn't in a good place. The colors are there, and a little muted, as if a cloudy sky lit it.

    When you're framing your shot, try not to cut off the part you'd like to feature. The petals are OK cut off, but the stamen could be in a better position and complete. A little contrast and lightening in PP would put life into the colors.

    Critique is another set of eyes, another viewpoint, and if you learn from your practice, you'll soon be very happy with your photographs.

    [Thanks for a complete post, including all the EXIF, right sized photo, etc.. Much appreciated]
    Last edited by jiminyClickit; 09-19-2008, 10:19 AM.
    OK to re-edit and repost photo(s) only on DPS forums
    Proud user of a Fuji FP S3100, Nikon P90, a Canon T3i, and persistence.

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    • #3
      Thanks, yes it is among the first things i have taken with this camera. I have learned so much from this website. I appreciate you taking the time to comment
      view my photo stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelleyrie/

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