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    Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    I shot this recently outside in a flower bed. I decided to develop it as a art print because the background was busy and unattractive. So I isolated the flower, chaged the background to a solid color and added post crop vignette. Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.

    Flower...Red & White Amerilis  C&C Appreciated

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Very nicely done, Joe! I also took a look at your SmugMug images - a fine collection indeed!

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Joe, nice detail in there and good color. I keep wanting to scroll down so I can see in it a little more. lol The comp certainly has kept me busy for a moment or two.

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Very nicely done, Joe! I also took a look at your SmugMug images - a fine collection indeed!
    Thanks Frank. I also have looked at your SmugMug images and would say the same.

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Joe, nice detail in there and good color. I keep wanting to scroll down so I can see in it a little more. lol The comp certainly has kept me busy for a moment or two.
    Much appreciated Paul. The background was horrible but I like the flower. I think I might try another version and use Gaussian Blur in Photoshop Elements to see what a controlled blurring of the background might do.

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Yes try some other backgrounds, Joe.

    That shot is possibly a bit 'full frontal' so placing it onto that background without any stem etc does make it look a little 'lost' to me.

    Maybe a matt black background, or even a nice sky. That may look somewhat odd but possibly sufficiently 'artistically weird' to work.

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Hi Joe, I love flowers and pictures of them intrigue me. I find it hard to get the proper DOF and I think you have done it well. I am still looking for the stem to anchor it, it seem to be "floting a bit". Was the stem salvagable?

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Thanks Geoff and Louise, your viewing and comments are much appreciated. I agree with both of you that a stem would make it more anchored. I was lazy at the time and made the selection to only include the flower. I shall work on a different compostion and see what I can come up with. Thanks again for your time to view and comment.

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    Re: Flower...Red & White Amerilis C&C Appreciated

    Excellent shot and processing. Well done.

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