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Paul-UK

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Miniature Foxglove only grows to two feet tall

Trying to improve my shots, I thought I would have another session in the garden.

Camera - Canon d5 Mk4
Lens - Tamron 18-400mm f3.5/f6.3

220803_A4933_Foxglove_LR_PS1024.jpg

Exif: 1/1000, f/7.1, ISO 500, EV0, FL300, Spot Metering, Shutter Priority

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Looks pretty good from here. Nice image. Foxgloves, are not something I see around the place. Nice flowers.

The hairs inside the flower show good detail. Reasonable bokeh. Focus looks to have been centered just inside the flower. Maybe I would have like to see the front edges more in focus. Maybe dynamic range is a bit limited. The photo generally looks like exposure could be lifted, but the whites in the front of the flower look ready to blow out. Did you take this RAW? If not, then taking it as a RAW image might let you handle the dynamic range.
 

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Hi @ipicsel thank you for your comments,

Foxgloves are in general a wild flower, up to four feet high maybe more, they look nice but can be a menace if not cut back after flowering, as they seed and regrow very easily. This one however is a cultivated variety, like the tall wild ones, beautifully coloured bell shape flowers, but being a smaller variety the foliage is much neater.

I used spot metering, hence the hairs in the flower show quite well, I am glad you picked up of the not so sharp front edge of the flower, I didn't see this until I put it on the laptop, maybe I should have moved spot metering to the next stage? I am learning and trying new things; dof is something I am still working on, should I have moved back a little would that help, maybe open the aperture would help get a slightly larger depth of field. This is where I am at this stage, trying to get sharper shots, but get the right balance of sharper shot. Is this what is called dynamic range?

Yes I took in Raw, always do. Regarding the highlights and blown out, I did adjust in LR (C) drawing the light and dark sliders until they show the red or blue. But LR is something I know little about and is something I am playing with, mainly cropping, the Basic items, a little HSL not much more yet. There are so many things to learn at the start of the hobby.

I am really grateful for comments from you guys, even small pointers this way or that way is so helpful. Thank you

Paul
 

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