I bought these roses for Lin a week ago. I was amazed by the difference in them after that time. I'd always thought a rose is a rose is a rose, but why have the red one's not lasted when the others have?
1. There is a surprising depth to the subject so it proved difficult to get a decent result with the bigger macro tubes.
2. The soft nature of the subject meant that when editing I could only use the sharpness tool very lightly, otherwise it looked odd.
3. Again because of the softness of the subject, any little blemish stands out like a sore thumb. I cleaned my lenses as best as possible, but I think I have to get my sensor cleaned. It would also pay for me to learn how to use Canon's dust compensation tool. As a short term fix I was quite pleased with the effect of using PhotoScape's mole remover. It is by no means perfect though: How many blemishes can you still spot?
4. None of my subjects were in prime condition (It would be mad to expect them to be after this time), but I found it surprising just how tatty some flowers were when scrutinised by the camera. So the real lesson is, next time I want to get a nice picture of a rose, it's time for a little trip to Holland.
Lovely shots! The colors are gorgeous!
Thanks for all the tips!
Go to Holand to photograph tulips! Come to Spain and I will take you to La Rosaleda. It's a rose garden in Madrid with tens of kinds of roses. It's about 15.000 m2, there are rosetress of many countries and every year in may they make a competition and award the best rosetree. :))
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By the way, I love #1. And they say that yellow roses are for frienship ;)