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    Flower (5-28-12)

    I shot this photo in my neighbor's yard. I would welcome C&C. Bruce
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    Re: Flower (5-28-12)

    Bruce, single flower shots are always a challenge for me. Nice colors. I think I would like a little deeper DOF or a slightly different focal plane to get the stamen a little sharper. Also the angle looks a bit like you were looking down on the flower, I think a from the left or right slightly would have been stronger.
    Having said that I am sure there is a tighter crop here that would work well but I have not worked it out exactly as of yet.

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    Re: Flower (5-28-12)

    Paul, thank you so much for your comments. Bruce

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    Re: Flower (5-28-12)

    Hi Bruce,

    As Paul says single flower shots need a bit of thought...It helps to decide in advance what aspect of the particular flower attracts you and what you want to emphasise. I think Lilies such as this excel in shape and form so I would generally shoot them from far enough away to include the whole bloom and it's elegant lines. Other blooms benefit from a tight square crop of the centre area if that is where the interest lies. I don't feel this crop is working for this bloom as it is neither one nor the other.

    It is a lovely colourful flower but the conditions you have shot it under seem very bright and this has blown the highlights on the paler petals a bit. Maybe go back to your neighbours yard at a shadier time of day to get the best out of it and as Paul said try some different angles.

    cheers!

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    Re: Flower (5-28-12)

    Sharon, I appreciate your comments. I am a novice when it comes to flower shots. This was shot in very bright conditions. Bruce

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    Re: Flower (5-28-12)

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Sharon, I appreciate your comments. I am a novice when it comes to flower shots. This was shot in very bright conditions. Bruce

    ...ahh that we should ever be troubled by bright conditions here in Scotland Bruce.

    I admire you for being brave enough to ask for critique and hope you know that it is ( nearly) always done with kindness and utmost respect here on CIC

    cheers.

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    Re: Flower (5-28-12)

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    ...ahh that we should ever be troubled by bright conditions here in Scotland Bruce.

    I admire you for being brave enough to ask for critique and hope you know that it is ( nearly) always done with kindness and utmost respect here on CIC

    cheers.
    Sharon, thanks again for you kind comments. I really do need to practice more with flowers. Bruce

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