25 thoughts on “Which image is most appealing?

  1. Mike,
    For me the first image is more appealing as I like the shallower DOF given less specular highlights than the second. In addition, the first image is just slightly more exposed making the white of the bloom a little brighter.

    Just one man’s opinion. 🙂
    Jim

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    • I was unable to choose between the tow images, but I am leaning towards B.

      There ins’t a story here. These were the first two images I shot on the marsh yesterday.

      I shot the images with my Sigma 150 to 500 mm lens.

      These were the camera settings

      IMAGE A.
      :File Name IMG_669813TH OCTOBER 2012.JPG
      Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
      Firmware Firmware Version 1.2.5
      Shooting Date/Time 13/10/2012 13:56:13
      Author Mike Griffiths.
      Owner’s Name
      Shooting Mode Shutter-Priority AE
      Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/125
      Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
      Metering Mode Partial Metering
      Exposure Compensation -1
      ISO Speed 100
      Auto ISO Speed ON
      Lens 150-500mm
      Focal Length 150.0mm
      Image Size 566×800
      Image Quality Fine
      Flash Off
      FE lock OFF
      White Balance Mode Cloudy
      AF Mode One-Shot AF
      Picture Style Standard
      Sharpness 5
      Contrast 1
      Saturation 1
      Color tone 0
      Color Space sRGB v1.31 (Canon)
      Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
      High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
      Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
      Auto Lighting Optimizer 0:Standard
      Peripheral illumination correction Enable
      File Size 438KB
      Drive Mode High-speed continuous shooting

      IMAGE B.
      Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
      Firmware Firmware Version 1.2.5
      Shooting Date/Time 13/10/2012 13:56:48
      Author Mike Griffiths.
      Owner’s Name
      Shooting Mode Shutter-Priority AE
      Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/125
      Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
      Metering Mode Partial Metering
      Exposure Compensation -1/3
      ISO Speed 100
      Auto ISO Speed ON
      Lens 150-500mm
      Focal Length 150.0mm
      Image Size 566×800
      Image Quality Fine
      Flash Off
      FE lock OFF
      White Balance Mode Cloudy
      AF Mode One-Shot AF
      Picture Style Standard
      Sharpness 5
      Contrast 1
      Saturation 1
      Color tone 0
      Color Space sRGB v1.31 (Canon)
      Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
      High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
      Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
      Auto Lighting Optimizer 0:Standard
      Peripheral illumination correction Enable
      File Size 456KB
      Drive Mode High-speed continuous shooting
      These were the camera settings:

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    • The same camera settings were used for both images. No cleaning up has been carried out. The difference between the two images is the point of focus and exposure compensation: one point of focus being on the white flower, and the other the green bud cover below it. 38 seconds separate the images.

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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