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    Back to flowers

    Had a quick play in a customers flower bed today. I always find flower compositions tough many times due to messy backgrounds. So I went in tight for a couple. C&C welcome. Best in lightbox. enlarge for detail.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Well done paul i like flowers too.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Neat work Paul.
    #4 is my pick for it's simplicity and I love the colours.
    Being picky though, the top of the flower slightly gets out of focus.
    Cheers Greg

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    Thanks Jack and Greg.

    Greg I noticed that too, darn thing must have been just out of my DOF. Didn't catch til I got home.

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    Nice job on these paul. The tight crop works well for me. Nice colors and detail. I've always found the natural backgrounds a bit messy as well, which is why i almost always take flower shots from clippings. Just too hard to find the perfect flower , in the perfect spot, in the perfect lighting, to photograph. Clippings make it so much easier, but i'm shure your customer wouldn't feel the same way.

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    Thanks Steve, I am sure my customer would have fainted seeing me pack off a bushell of her prized flowers. Steve, when I say went in, I mean in camera...they were shot tight, not cropped. Not that it makes a huge difference.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Lovely set...#3 for me!

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    My favorites are #1 with the moisture drops and #4 with the bee.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Thank you Sharon and Carl.

    I like #5 with the bee, but wish I had used a little more DOF.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Thanks Steve, I am sure my customer would have fainted seeing me pack off a bushell of her prized flowers. Steve, when I say went in, I mean in camera...they were shot tight, not cropped. Not that it makes a huge difference.
    Yes it does make a huge difference..................shoot it as close as you can, to the presentation you foresee. Why throw away detail if you don't have to?

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    Re: Back to flowers

    LOL, I agree, I only meant that the image is what it is...... that I don't have the ability to try a different crop. Absolutely the quality will be better the less cropping done.

    Please excuse my poor wording. My busy days are kicking my butt.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Nicely done shots. I too would like to have seen 4 sharper at the top but that is how we learn hehe.

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    Re: Back to flowers

    Thank you Bobo. So true.

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