Tulips No.2 (Three Photographs)

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Digital cameras and for that matter some films do not handle strong primary colors well. They get saturated and detail is lost, and the situation is aggravated the farther away you are from the detail. I suspect that the color simply confuses the sensor. If you get in close to the flowers as I did here the problem is less obvious and detail can be brought back, highlights lowered, shadows adjusted to further reduce the problem. Different sensors react differently, e.g. Fuji versus Nikon, but to some degree all of them can face this issue. Taking a photo of a field of red tulips can be challenging, sometimes increasing or decreasing exposure (e.g. using exposure compensation) makes a difference depending on the colors of the flowers.

Tulips-2

Tulips-3

16 responses

  1. Love Tulips! Nice click!

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    July 1, 2016 at 1:55 am

  2. Beautiful photos Victor. I particularly like the centre one, with the sharp detail and the blur of bright colours behind. Very delicately handled 🙂

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    July 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  3. The first shot of all the tulips together is lovely – a great calendar shot for April!

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    July 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  4. TZ

    Nice shots, I love the colors!

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    July 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  5. The second one works best for me. It’s beautiful, perfectly focussed and balanced

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    July 1, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  6. Just love tulips – a sensitive handling

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    July 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  7. Thanks for the tips. Just started shooting on aperture priority mode after auto stopped working on my Nikon kit lens. Trial by fire!

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    July 10, 2016 at 9:21 am

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