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Epipactis fairy

Epipactis fairy
Photo Information
Copyright: Luc Bettinelli (serenense) (44)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-11-26 15:24
Viewed: 3606
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Epipactis helleborine flower
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-26 15:55]

ooo une autre orchidee' tres belle,elle semble qui parle,tres beau couleurs,merci de partager,bonne journee',Luciano

Hi Luc

A slightly belated welcome on the site. I wish you a long and happy stay and that you will learn a lot about nature & photography from all the wonderful people here.

This site is primarily concerned with "Learning about nature through photography". TrekNature is firstly a nature site and secondly a photographic site. There is only one way to learn about nature and that is through the notes attached to your photo. Without notes there is not much to learn and one would just be able to say "Nice photo" or maybe even "Not so nice photo" (chuckle). Please tell us a little more about your photo and subject.

To quote some lines from the "About" - "Guidelines" section which you may find from the menu at the top of your screen.
Descriptive Notes
1. Members are strongly encouraged to post descriptive notes with their photos. Notes help provide other members with information about your shot and help them to tailor their critiques to your specific needs. Shots without notes tend to receive less feedback than shots with descriptive notes.
2. Notes may be written in any language.
3. The note may include the following types of information:
- A description of the subject of the photo and how you think the photo helps other members learn about the world of nature;
- Technical aspects relating to the taking of the shot and any post-processing you might have done;
- The conditions under which the shot was taken;
- Your goal when you took the shot;
- Any request for particular feedback that you’d like to have.

Back to your photo:-
Please accept what I am about to say as positive and hopefully constructive criticism and not as any critique to offend you or to run down this photo.
1. As I mentioned in the workshop, the photo is a meagre 62kB. You are allowed to post your photos at 200kB max. This makes a great difference in the quality of the posting.
2. Because orchids have a protruding "lip" one need to adjust the F/stop to have sufficient DOF (depth of field) to cover the complete flower. I don't know how much adjustment you can do on your Panasonic camera, but f/2.8 did not provide sufficient DOF for this shot. From the 1/30 shutter speed I realise you had very little light to work with, but this is where you have to improvise by getting some extra light on the subject. A reflecting screen (mostly any white board will work) or alternatively the fill-in flash could work wonders.
3. Post processing is important, to remove the dullness of digital photos. At least you need to address the "Contrast", "Brightness", "Saturation", and "Sharpening" adjustments. See the workshop for some advice on what I've done to your photo since I do not have enough space to explain everything right now. Be patient and with time the members could/would assist you with invaluable information.

I sincerely hope this may assist you in preparing and posting future contributions.

Best regards

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-10 2:45]

Hi Luc, thanks for the info about my grasshoper!
This is a beautiful picture! Nice colors and composition!

bein t'as pas honte de prendre des photos près de chez moi sans venir me dire b onjour

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