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  Mini#30 Macros 2015
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Indian Mallow Seedpod       ©2015 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       4th place, 178 points
1/200s, f2.8, ISO 640, 120mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Adjusted exposure, increased color saturation, de-noised and sharpened, cropped and resized.       Extra Info: Seeds are starting to form after the yellow flower faded. Their gray-green leaves provided a nice backdrop.
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Dec 1, 2015
    Thank you Mepo, and everyone else who voted for me!

forkcandles: I considered a square crop but at the end I decided I liked this better. There are parts of the seedhead that is OOF and a tighter crop brought that out too much.

A.N.Other, Anthony: I probably could have bumped the f-stop but I wanted to make sure the background was sufficiently blurred. I also intentionally cropped to leave the branch visible in a diagonal, I felt that it added dimension.

Dec 1, 2015
    Kudos on your double top ten finish! This was my #1.

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Old Finn
Nov 30, 2015
    Well composed, good sharpness and nice colors. High in my favorites.
Edited on Nov 30, 2015

Nov 29, 2015
    Lovely macro. Lovely background too.

Nov 29, 2015
    the crop should have been square to include the plant head and a smidgen of background colour to frame it
this would have allowed a bigger enlargement of the subject
a very good result as you can see the smaller parts of the planthead
Edited on Nov 29, 2015

Nov 29, 2015
    I love the look at this pod. Maybe f4 or 5.6 would have helped get it all in focus if you could get away with the slower shutter speed. GL.

Nov 29, 2015
    I really like the off-centre crop. The detail in the seed pod is striking against the soft pastel background. In my faves.

Anthony Comyn
Nov 28, 2015
    I like the overall effect you captured here. Could maybe have done with a little more DOF, and looking at your settings you had a little room to play with, maybe up to f5.6. But if you increased the DOF the branch which would have been in focus more, which is already a little distracting. Any lines that stretches across from one edge to the opposite edge of an image, carries a lot of weight even if it isn't totally in focus.

Nov 28, 2015
    Interesting object, well-shot. The background color gradations add interest to the otherwise monochrome seed pod.

Nov 27, 2015
    Nice detailed image with pleasant bokeh background.

Nov 27, 2015
    Yes I particularly liked the background, and the composition.

Nov 27, 2015
    I love everything about this one!

Nov 26, 2015
    Nice background blur, nice and sharp.

Nov 26, 2015
    Nicely captured an very pleasing background.
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