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Yellow pepper
Yellow pepper

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Collection: Oct'08 Macros
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: At home
Date: Oct 1, 2008
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 s
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2008

Viewed: 398
Comments: 14
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Have to wait an hour before this thing has to go in a Greek oven meal. So a nice moment for a macro shot.

Not much editing. Some level adjustment, cloned away a few dark spots on the pepper, resized and sharpened.

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10/19/2008 12:26:16 PM
What a great macro! The "placement" of the seeds is really neat, really draws your attention.
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10/15/2008 04:41:07 AM
I like the splash of colour in this, although the little glimpse of background in the top right corner detracts from the overall effect for me.
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10/05/2008 01:44:48 AM
Nice and sharp where it needs to be; agree with the others about the crop. It's good to see you in another side challenge.
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10/04/2008 12:52:20 AM
Great work with the seeds. The top right corner is distracting. Love the yellow.
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10/03/2008 08:27:49 PM
You have some great detail in the seeds and the flesh near the bottom. I'm really bothered by the blown out white part of the stem. you might try coming in closer to the seeds and filling the frame with the seeds.
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10/03/2008 01:57:28 AM
I like the colours in this Henk...my only dislike, as with some of the others, are the two blank triangles - I presume, the table top. Maybe a closer crop or a POV more to the right. Bet the meal was great though.
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10/02/2008 06:02:12 PM
nice vibrant colours, I can almost smell the pepper
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10/02/2008 01:13:41 PM
I like the detail in the seeds, but the crop is a little off to me. The space in both corners on the right hand side is a little bothersome. And I do have to agree with some of the others, the lighting is a bit harsh.
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10/01/2008 11:04:16 PM
I like the seeds. Almost looks a bit like teeth. :-) Lighting could be somewhat harsh. Consider using a polarizer to knock down the glare a little. A more aggressive crop to eliminate the top and right white space would be interesting to see.
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10/01/2008 07:56:44 PM
A bit bright overall. Composition looks good though.
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10/01/2008 06:32:39 PM
Love the choice of subject, I really like the colors.
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10/01/2008 12:55:17 PM
I like the diagonal provided by the line of pepper seeds. I think it is interesting that you used a yellow pepper, going by memory, most pepper inside shots I've seen are either red or green peppers. It is good to see variation :)

What doesn't work so much for me in this picture is:
(1) the lighting, it is too bright and a bit harsh;
(2) the composition is untidy, the diagonal is good, but you could have gotten closer and made it into a much more abstract macro, or further away and provided more context. As it is, the cut doesn't make much sense, and the 2 triangular background areas at top and bottom right take away from the impact of the image.

You might want to take time with peppers, put a cut pepper in a place with good light and walk around it with your camera and try shots from all sorts of angles. Try using a polarizer to cut down on glare (pepper flesh is very reflective). Try closer up and further away shots. Try to make a story with the images :)

I hope this helps.
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10/01/2008 12:02:02 PM
A little too brightly lit you have lost a bit of detail at the top, but a good start!
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10/01/2008 11:53:37 AM
Nice detail, nice colors, and I like the lighting from the side. Appears to have some bright spots on the edge of blown highlights, but doesnt take away from the image. Good start.
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