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Some of the flowers from Saltram

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Nicely done, are these focus stacked.
 

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Thank you :) No they aren't (I don't know what that is lol).
 

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A lovely set and the colours are wonderful. The focusing is excellent throughout but I feel they could all benefit from a spot of sharpening. Not too much but some.

And the cropping/framing choice is excellent! :D
 

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These came out really nice.
 

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Thank you :)
I will sharpen them :)
 

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Nice one and I’m saying this to try and help and this is my opinion which is only that, an opinion.

You can tell something has happened to the first one and the easy reaction is to say it’s over processed. In this case it’s rather too much sharpening.

2nd is okay, nearly over done too. I’m saying this because flowers are soft in their nature and usually you want to reflect this in a photograph.

3rd is fine.

4th is perfect! The bee is crystal clear now.

In the 5th it difficult because the purples look a little unrealistic but the bee is good.

Sometimes when sharpening its good idea to select what you want to sharpen and then leave the remainder of the image alone so with the first you could just select the stamens and styluses and whatnot and leave the petals alone or sharpen both but one a little more than the other.

Thank you for showing the edits as I know we’re trying to help you but showing us them also helps us too.

As I said, a good set - it’s even gooder now :)
 

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Re-edited numbers 1 and 5
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I'm feeling a tad mean and guilty for making/suggesting you go through that but these last two have worked really well now.

You don't have to do this sort of sharpening for everything you photograph but sometimes with some photographs it does add that extra sparkle as has happened with these last two.

Now we/I can say ... Great set!! :D
 

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Thank you very much :) don't feel guilty lol I now have good pics instead of ok ones now :cool:
 
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