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    Backlit Iris:

    Shot this one early this morning. Was cold and I had to spend a lot of time outside waiting for the right moment.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Andre, I like the purple color and being able to see the veins in the petals due to the back-lighting. I also find it interesting how the foreground petal is only partially shadowed. I think your cold wait was well worth it.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Thank you Sergio.

    With the next one, shot like this, I might just use a tad of fill flash or maybe a reflector will be better. It is not sharp enough to my liking, resizing seems to make it look a bit OOF.
    I appreciate your comment.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    You must be older than you appear in your photo, Andre, if you are whinging about the early morning cold . Apart from the detail in the petals Sergio mentioned, what I like about this image is the contrast between the purple and green.

    There are a couple of white/light blobs you might want to attend to: upper right border and the tip of the leaf on the left

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Love the backlit portions of the bloom. The BG is distracting with patterns of shadow and light. Did you consider isolating only a portion of the bloom? Sometimes less is more.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Thanks Greg,

    More bokeh on this one but maybe more natural.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Second one is better IMO. BG much less distracting.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    I prefer the second one.

    This is my first time seeing an Iris so I could not make out the shape from the strong shadows of the first pix.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    Second one is better IMO.
    Thanks Dan.

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    Re: Backlit Iris:

    Quote Originally Posted by teokf View Post
    I prefer the second one.

    This is my first time seeing an Iris so I could not make out the shape from the strong shadows of the first pix.
    Steven I really appreciate that comment, it just opened another door for me.
    Much appreciated!

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