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Daffodil 1

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 1 April 2009 in Plant & Nature.

THANK YOU for the supportive comments on my last post!

I finally have Daffodil's blooming!

Taken indoors, natural light, tripod.

NIKON D300 2/5 seconds F/32.0 ISO 200 105 mm


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john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully done.

1 Apr 2009 1:19pm

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack. My first post using the D300. I'm stumped re. RAW converter. I use PS7, which does not have a converter. I mistakenly thought i could not updrade to CS3, and missed the cut off date. My old Raw converter does not work with the D300. I'm temporarily using a trial version of Elements for RAW conversion. The cost of CS4 new is rather steep.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Lovely against the blue. I saw a large patch of them blooming on the side of someones house the other day. I got giddy like a little girl.

I have to replant mine. They were all dug up when we had our oil tank leak and totally destroy our property. We finally have a lawn for the first time since 2006. This year we hope to tackle replacing the gardens and shrubs.

1 Apr 2009 1:36pm

@Laurie: Poor you! We lived in fear of a buried oil tank leak, so had it dug up some years ago. To our relief, no oil had spilled. We now have an above ground tank. An oil spill is such an awful thing to deal with--clean up and government inspections. Happy gardening.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


1 Apr 2009 8:40pm

Marcie from United States

Love the contrasting primary colors. Looks like you're in front of a blue light box. Simply stunning!

1 Apr 2009 10:41pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

I noticed the D300 come up in your EXIF there . . check yours has the latest firmware because mine was one of the early ones and an update transformed it. Great time of year for a new camera !

1 Apr 2009 11:49pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Great 1st post with D300!!!! I love Daffodil's!!!

2 Apr 2009 12:55am

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Hi Anita,

Congrats on the new gear. The Daffodil itself it beautiful and the detail is wonderful. I also like the composition a whole lot. However, there does appear to be a sharpening halo around the edges of the petals. Do you see that or are my tired eyes playing tricks on me? Also there looks to be a bit of noise in the blue background which otherwise is absolutely lovely.

On another note, I used PS7 before upgrading to CS4 when I got the iMac. (I bit the bullet.) I found that Lightroom worked well with PS7. I would import Raw files into Lightroom, do some processing there before moving the file into PS7. You might consider that.

2 Apr 2009 3:32am

Sue from Paducah, United States

Love the simplicity of your composition as well as the contrasting colors.

I too import RAW files first into Lightroom; then complete my processing in PS.

2 Apr 2009 12:49pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful shot Anita

3 Apr 2009 5:08am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Beautiful image with a great feeling of spring. Wonderfully done, Anitia.

3 Apr 2009 10:22am

2/5 seconds
ISO 200
105 mm