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    abstract aquatic photography?

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    OK, criticise away! tell me how to improve composition

    oh, and guess this plant
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Hey

    did you munch the leaves away? Some crypt lah...

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    No crypts are not meant to be munched on. They just melted. But Choy nice work and composition!
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    thanx guys, personally not too happy about the over-exposed old leaf stalk though. I had another similar shot with a circular polariser, but then it took away the hard light effect from the new leaf too

    anyway gerald, that's not a challenge at all, especially for you! yes its a crypt but what species?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    ya, overexposed... should remove those 'leftovers'

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    Re:

    [quote:b3da96a6f6="Simon"]ya, overexposed... should remove those 'leftovers'[/quote:b3da96a6f6]

    the “leftovers” are part of the Rebirth theme, but I don't want them over-exposed.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    well, you could use photoshop to blend both over exposed and underexposed. if you shot with raw, pass me the raw and I can do what I can. heh.

    (alternatively if you shot with AEB)

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    [quote:5596f06bea="loupgarou"]well, you could use photoshop to blend both over exposed and underexposed. if you shot with raw, pass me the raw and I can do what I can. heh.

    (alternatively if you shot with AEB)[/quote:5596f06bea]

    what's AEB?

    anyway I will play with the RAW file when I get home tonight
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Auto Exposure Balance?

    Hwchoy, perharps you can tilt the angle alittle.. too flat(2D) IMO

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    [quote:b7f34df093="Simon"]Auto Exposure Balance?

    Hwchoy, perharps you can tilt the angle alittle.. too flat(2D) IMO[/quote:b7f34df093]

    tilt up?

    and nobody want to guess the species?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Interesting...
    Do you have any shots taken from the top?
    BTW - is it C.griffithii ? Notice some stripes on the new leaf.
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    Re:

    [quote:f06de75899="juggler"]
    BTW - is it C.griffithii ? Notice some stripes on the new leaf.[/quote:f06de75899]

    shucks! you evil man

    [quote:f06de75899="juggler"]Interesting...
    Do you have any shots taken from the top?[/quote:f06de75899]

    didn't try that, but probably not much to see I see if there's anything tonight.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    pssss... now you know why no one want to ID the plant for ya :P

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    [quote:eaba960065="Simon"]pssss... now you know why no one want to ID the plant for ya :P[/quote:eaba960065]

    haiz I already know the plant niaz, just want to challenge people a bit mah :P

    Not fair lahz, juggler is one of those who go to the longkang to peer at wild crypts lehz
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    actually I feel the cropping on top is too tight. but no choice, no space already. The other pics not quite as sharp as this, it's a nightmare trying to take this pic, very hard to see if it is in focus, don'ch have DSLR lah you know
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona · crumenatum · Galleria Botanica

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    [quote:6509d93462="hwchoy"]actually I feel the cropping on top is too tight. but no choice, no space already.[/quote:6509d93462]

    I agree the crop is a bit tight. I would prefer a portrait presentation for this. I've cropped and kept the ratio 2:3 to illustrate.

    With a more generous crop, you can place the point where the plant emerge from the substrate at the lower right "thirds". Also, a more generous crop will give the plant a bit more "breathing" space at the top. There will also be enough space at the substrate for the viewer to "lead in" to the plant visually, continue to the tip of the new growth before finally resting the focus on the point of subject contrast, which is the new leaf emerging from the old stock. The out of focused leaf on the left top section will balance the uneven distribution of "space" quite effectively.



    As for the overexposed portion. If it can be correct, then the picture will be perfect. From the look of it, your flash is positioned on the right and it may be too strong. Either shift it further right (ahh.. the power of wireless) or set it to -2 or -3 and see. It will also be very interesting to put a mirror on the left to reflect a bit more light back so that the contrast level is not so high.


    don'ch have DSLR lah you know
    Don't cry... you can always get one and join the DSLR gang, shooting at F22! We will wait for you. Don't cry..
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    Let me make a guess.

    the very red leave with the patterns and the seemingly white crown reminds me of a Cryptocoryne nurii.

    Or is it a Cryptocoryne griffithii under bright light? But the crown area doesn't look like it. Or was it all because of the melting?
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    [quote:1bc9a9510b="lorba"]Let me make a guess.

    the very red leave with the patterns and the seemingly white crown reminds me of a Cryptocoryne nurii.
    [/quote:1bc9a9510b]

    I wish I have a nurii
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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