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Old Mar 13, 2010, 9:51 AM   #1
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i have bought my wife a bunch of flowers etc for mothers day , mmm if onlyi had a tamron 90mm LOL .... hahaha well you guessed im going to try my hand at taking a few close ups but i really havent took any pictures of flowers before barring a orchid ? so im wondering am i better removing certian flowers and shooting them seperate or just as they are? any tips or advice i would like some keepers out of this

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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so im wondering am i better removing certian flowers and shooting them seperate or just as they are? any tips or advice i would like some keepers out of this
This is a question of "taste." There are many ways to frame flowers, and only the results matter.

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as dave mentions, i have seen it done many ways.

i tend to prefer at least cut flowers to be on a simple background and isolated.
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ok i guess it will be trial and error thanks guys
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just a tester ?

untill the missus sorts the flowers

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Nice! May be you can arrange the flowers to be more in the same plane to get all of them more in focus. Hey simple: you're a romantic!
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Very beautiful shot, indeed. Like very much the melancholic tone and the vignetting at the edges, the latter of which helps to draw viewers attention to the focus of interest in the centre. The lateral light creates dimensions for the petals giving them not only a good texture but also an aesthetic touch. The plane where the flowers lie is level enough to enable the flowers to be in focus from side to side. Here, details in the petals are easily discernable despite the melancholic tone.
Perhaps, you can try different light intensity with the same setting and you might come up with shots that are even more interesting and aesthetic.
What a treat to the eye with this one!
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