It’s all in the detail(s)…

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If you use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom make use of Loupe View to zoom in and inspect your images at full size. Check for sharpness and exposure detail, traverse the edges

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Cropped detail. Click on image for large view.

Shot at 1/400 sec. at f/4.3, ISO 100 (23.5mm)

Below is the image before cropping (1986 x 2838 pixels)

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The photo was taken with a 36-432mm (35mm equiv.) zoom lens. The shallow depth of field that creates a vignette was achieved by shooting in Aperture Priority mode open to f/4.3.  I had time to compose the image in camera, and the flower’s singular shape and color stands out, while the cropped version offers a different visual pleasure, i.e., the variety of shapes and subtle tones. 

It pays to inspect your photos closely as you never know when you’ll discover a twofer.

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