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When I saw this cherry tree stump on our older son's front lawn, I ran -- well, not really, I stumled to get my camera. No tripod and the angle was awkward and I hand held and, and, and. I had high hopes, all dashed when I saw it on the screen. The bud had been there in the sworl waiting. I disappoint. But I can go back and try again. The bloom, however, will be gone. But that's life.

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Post by Charles Haacker »

I'm nor sure why you see this as a failure, Matt. Sure, the focus is selective but it seems sharp enough from the bud up, and that's where the picture is. I'd suggest a crop to horizontal. The wood is astonishing, positively tortured, and I see the face of a wise owl just above the bud. The light is terrific. I don't think this is a failure. (OK)
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Post by minniev »

I totally agree with Chuck. Too much good in this image to discard. Crop and rework to include the owl and the flower and the focused part of the wood. If you have to keep some of the less focused part at the bottom, use your darkening/burning brush to make it unintrusive.

- I see it as a bear rather than an owl.
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Post by PietFrancke »

I'm with Chuck, crop away the bottom half. I think you have a nice shot here, it is very cool. I can see why you ran for the camera, you are seeing what needs to be looked at.

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Chuck, Minnie, Piet,

Okay, okay. I will go back to the photo and play. How come you guys see more than I do?

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Here you go. Matt
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Post by minniev »

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:35 pm
... How come you guys see more than I do?

Matt
Perhaps we've had more failed photos than you? :)
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:52 pm
Here you go. Matt

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minniev wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
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Here you go. Matt

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Post by Charles Haacker »

That looks wonderful! And Minnie's right about us having more failed photos (on the principle that you learn from your mistakes). But of course she is wrong about the bear; it is clearly an owl. Full stop. (N) :rofl:
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