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Outdoor flower shots wrong colors and are too contrastyblown out

photonut

Active Member
I noticed that when I shoot flowers outdoors the bright colors look very wrong...blue looks like purple,purple looks blue, greens on the trees look very artificial. What settings should I use for outdoor landscape pics in general? Please let me know if I need to be more clear.
 

ilkka

Member
Chek the color balance, som it's not wrong! Use automatic or sun when you are in the direct sun Ilkka
 
K

kossuth

WB is only one of possible reasons.
strong effect on colours has exposure: try to underexpose a bit, because histogram in D70 CAN LIE. even though it shows everything is OK, one or two of basic chanels may be overexposed (red, blue, green) - and even Highlights mode will not tell you. this usually happens with bright sky or red/yellow flowers.
try to open the image in Nikon Capture and hit "L" key - it shows overexposed channels.

another reason may be automatic or odd setting of camera custom paremeters - tone compensation/contrast
 
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