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    green (and prickly)

    sitting under a gunnera leaf, looking upwards - I'm trying to show the structure of the leaf and the prickles of the stem, might have a few too many prickles though? I have other shots made at different angles e.g. more leaf and less prickles

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    Re: green (and prickly)

    Looks like you've succeeded to me, Lexie! Between the leaf detail and the colour play from light to shadow, you've got it all. Add to that great sharpness and bokeh. Nice.

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    Re: green (and prickly)

    Great contrast between the softness of the leaf/vein texture and the harshness of the prickles/leaf supports (or whatever they are called!). Good eye for an interesting image. I really like the interplay of the light through the leaf giving a three dimensional effect.

    One suggestion. Try darkening the bright areas of the larger stems to the right. It may strengthen the image somewhat if the viewer is forced to concentrate on the left. The eye is drawn to light areas. A subtle change is all that is needed.

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    Re: green (and prickly)

    But the top right corner has a stem which is quickly becoming out of focus and it is distracting me from the main area on the left. Much as Trevor remarked.

    So I wonder about cropping from the right side and top so as to concentrate more on the main rib structure.

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    Re: green (and prickly)

    Alternatively you could try a B&W conversion so the colours aren't distracting.

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    Re: green (and prickly)

    thanks everyone for taking the time to give feedback

    I have cropped very slightly on the right (have to keep it 8 x 6 for a project I'm working on), and burned the large stem on the right so that it isn't so bright -

    photo not uploading, will try again in a separate post

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    Re: green (and prickly)

    here it is -

    green (and prickly)

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