January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.
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January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby DaveW » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:14 am

Jfabiao indicates I have to set this months competition again. It is getting harder to come up with something new, but what about a close up of your plants, or even a cropped close up from an existing image? My pictures below do not count for the competition and are solely here as illustrations. You can produce close up's from your existing pictures by creative cropping in post processing, often giving an image a slight diagonal twist to enhance it, or an existing close up will do.

See how to:-

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000989.htm

http://photographingflowers.blogspot.co ... hotos.html

The original picture.

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Cropped version

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Other similar crops

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mammulosus.jpg


Evidently this was a crop in camera, rotating the plant slightly since there are four stigmas showing, but only two in the picture of the plant.

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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby Spro » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:38 am

Hope for more blooms this year
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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby Jim_Mercer » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:17 pm

A close up with a bit of a crop

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I suppose I could have made use of all those mega pixels to crop this picture taken further away but I suspect the results would only have been suitable for viewing on small screens

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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby DaveW » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:26 pm

Should have said, don't forget to crop on a copy of your picture and keep the original uncropped one. Save the cropped version under another name.
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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby Paul in Essex » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:30 pm

Puya humilis flowers in my garden.

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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby Tony R » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:44 am

A couple of Tunilla circles:

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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby daniel82 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:43 pm

Interesting topic,

mlongiflora1.jpg
Promise of a new year
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Signs of life
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2 year old aztekium seedling

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Prettiest stigma around
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Re: January 2017 - Close Up or Creative Crop.

Postby rodsmith » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:12 am

Here are a few that I took earlier:

Copiapoa hypogaea flower 3 July 2015.JPG
Copiapoa hypogaea


Faucaria tigrina flower 7 November 2016 (2).JPG
Faucaria tigrina


Gymnocalycium baldianum 1 2013 bud 3 July 2015.JPG
Gymnocalycium baldianum in bud


Gymnocalycium baldianum 1 2014 flower 10 July 2015 (2).JPG
Gymnocalycium baldianum in flower


Lobivia winteriana 27 June 2011 (1).jpg
Lobivia winteriana


Lobivia winteriana 27 June 2011 (2).jpg
Lobivia winteriana cropped


Notocactus leninghausii flower with hover fly 12 August 2015.JPG
Notocactus leninghausii with visitor


Notocactus ottonis v. vencluianus flowers 27 June 2015.JPG
Notocactus ottonis v. vencluianus


Turbinicarpus frailensis flower & buds 18 April 2015 (2).JPG
Turbinicarpus frailensis


Turbinicarpus sphacelatus flowers 10 June 2015.JPG
Turbinicarpus sphacelatus
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