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    Flowers in the City.......

    We still have here in South Australia Winter, but there is always something in bloom, so yesterday, when I went into town, I found these flowers, although I don't know their name.......

    I took these 2 photos with my Fuji X100 camera.......

    Griddi......

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    Flowers in the City.......

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    I think those are Red Hot Poker flowers. They are really brilliant and catch your attention.

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Curtis View Post
    I think those are Red Hot Poker flowers. They are really brilliant and catch your attention.
    Ken.....thank you for looking, now that I have a name for the flower, I will google to find out more.......

    Greetings,
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    Hi Ken,

    you were right it is a red hot poker flower, also know as Kniphofia, as a native of Africa.......

    Griddi......

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    Nice perspective.

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    Hey Griddi,
    Great images, I especially like the first one. It has a fantastic 3D look to it.
    Cheers, Greg

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    Thank you John, I am always trying my best.......

    Griddi......

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Hey Griddi,
    Great images, I especially like the first one. It has a fantastic 3D look to it.
    Cheers, Greg
    Greg, thank you for looking and your comment, I like the first one best too,

    Greetings,

    Griddi........

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    Re: Flowers in the City.......

    Another vote for the first shot. I like the urban background. Definitely a new twist on the usual flower photography. Background is identifiable, but not distracting - perfect middle ground. That said, I would try going a little more rule-of-thirds and getting somewhat closer to the flower with a shorter lens. Make it look larger than life and get it more off-center in the frame. My 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustBeltRaw View Post
    Another vote for the first shot. I like the urban background. Definitely a new twist on the usual flower photography. Background is identifiable, but not distracting - perfect middle ground. That said, I would try going a little more rule-of-thirds and getting somewhat closer to the flower with a shorter lens. Make it look larger than life and get it more off-center in the frame. My 2 cents.
    Lex. thank you.......
    I agree with the " more off-centre in the frame " ( next time for sure ) but I used my Fuji X100 for this shoot, which has a fixed lens only.......

    Next time I may try this shoot with my Olympus E-M5, either with a shorter lens, or with my macro lens.......

    Kind Regards,
    Griddi......

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