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    Darwinia Macrostegia

    Hi again,

    This is a photo taken at the local botanical gardens in Canberra. I thought I would get a bit arty and put in a border and make it look like I know my flowers by including its name All C&C welcome.

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    J

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    Re: Darwinia Macrostegia

    Alwats good to sound as if you know what you're talking about!

    The flowers and elaves that are the main subject have a lovely light on them and you've captured them with great clarity.

    I wondered if the two very light out-of-focus area (one at the extreme left and one at the extreme right) are actually causing a major distraction and pulling our attention away from the main subject. Hide those (Put two pieces of paper over them) and look at it as 4:5 portrait crop or a 1:1 (square image) that crops out those two bright spots. Do you think it makes a difference?

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    Re: Darwinia Macrostegia

    Donald I see what you mean. It wasn't a distraction for me because I was enthralled by the brilliance of the red "fruit". Yes, I think it would be better cropped. Jason, this is just lovely, the background surrounding the main focal point is not a distraction. the balance between the in focus and the out of focus is perfect, IMHO. Just loverly!

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    Re: Darwinia Macrostegia

    I'd agree with Donald on the cropping. This is an excellent composition for a square crop. Really nice image!

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    Re: Darwinia Macrostegia

    Thank you all for you comments and feedback, I am glad you like it. I followed the advice and have redone the image in a 1:1 square. I have not bordered it or placed the name as I am unsure about how that looks with the new crop, I will have to do a couple of different version to see what I think.

    Cheers

    J

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