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  Mini#30 Macros 2015
Entry 5 of 36
   
 
Goldenrod       ©2015 johncomyn
Panasonic DMC-LX7       5th place, 146 points
1/1600s, f1.4, ISO 100, 24mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Raw Exposure and Contrast
Crop
Cloning
USM
      Extra Info: These fluffy flower(Seeds), are incredibly small. Each
fluffy flower measures no more than 3mm or 1/8" across, total
length of the stem here is 30mm. This is as close as
I could get with my camera, and then this is cropped
down to about 20%.
 
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Lo
Dec 1, 2015
    Beautiful treatment as always - I was amazed at how tiny they really are.
Congratulations.

mrsawyer
Dec 1, 2015
    Congrats on your top 5 finish in a tough field this time around!

Mepo
Nov 30, 2015
    Excellent - my #1

Anthony Comyn
Nov 30, 2015
    Well done with 5th! I guess what made me think of the PP was the ripple / grainy effect on some of the background out-of-focus flowers / branches...

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Mepo
Nov 30, 2015
    I like everything about this. The lighting, the colours, the background and the selective focus all work perfectly together. The composition is dead on. Kudos!

Lo
Nov 30, 2015
    Well done to achieve the amount of detail you did with such a tiny flower. The DOF is great, giving that wonderful softness to the background.

aoc46
Nov 29, 2015
    Nice color and composition - the out-of-focus flowers seem to emphasize their fluffiness. The others may be a little over-sharpened, but perhaps the contrast heightens the effect.

forkcandles
Nov 29, 2015
    the crop and background make this a great picture

jomari
Nov 29, 2015
    So pretty! I love the softness, and the warm colours. High in my favourites.

BarbroS
Nov 29, 2015
    Very pretty image, I like the shimmering effect of the lighting and shallow depth of field chosen.

elliott
Nov 28, 2015
    print and frame it. would make great accent photo.
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Elyod
Nov 28, 2015
    Eyecatching.

johncomyn
Nov 27, 2015
    Thanks all for the comments.

Anthony & ysal - No blur added in post processing, just shallow depth of field due to being so close. And the F1.4 helped too. Areas of the flowers that are blurry was just due to being out of the field of focus.
Edited on Nov 27, 2015

Anthony Comyn
Nov 27, 2015
    Nice photo. The faded blurry effect seems to be added in post processing, but maybe I am wrong? Either way this good composition and subject. The dreamy effect work well, but maybe the main could be a little more clear.
Edited on Nov 27, 2015

ysal
Nov 26, 2015
    I like the soft blur effect you applied. I gives it a dreamy feel.

KJW
Nov 26, 2015
    Excellent capture & lighting.
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