An Unusual Flower
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19-12-09, 12:13 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
If you want some further inspiration on how to take better macro shots of flowers you should checkout the video tutorials on the subject on this site. You'll be amazed by some of the images shown on them and see how getting the composition right has an almost magical effect on the resulting image.
Now going back to your shot, do you see the speckled effect in the areas of your shot which are blurred. How do you think that speckling got there? If it's not from using a higher ISO then you've either got some dust on the lens or sensor and they need a good clean or its been caused by what editing you've done to the image. How knowledgeable are you about editing your images and would you say your editing skills were quite advanced or are you a relative novice? You see you could improve the quality of your final images quite dramtically if you know the various editing methods and techniques. If you don't, then it would be worth your while enrolling on a short course on editing techniques. It might be worth doing a course that offers fairly general skills and then find one that specialises more in macro photography.
Most important of all though is to keeping snapping away and keep experimenting to see what works and what doesn't. Self-critiquing is an essential skill if you want to continue to develop as a photographer, even if it's just a hobby as if you cannot evaluate what you've done right from what you've done wrong then what shots you produce that you are proud of will always be more by luck than by judgement.
Best of luck with your photography and enjoy it!
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