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Old May 28, 2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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I lean towardfeeling that the treasure lies in the background here. It's acommon columbine flowerbut the primaries rather smacked me upside the head.
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Old May 28, 2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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ohhh gorgeous flower!

i love these columbine!

cool shot..nice colors!

a bit busy, around the flower itself though.

alarger arperture wouldhelp that i think

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Old May 28, 2005, 1:11 PM   #3
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My guess is that a fairly large aperture was actually used because the flowers in the background look like they were extremely close to those in the foreground. What size did you use, Bob?

You're right about those primary colors. If we wore them, we'd be snickered at, but nature carries off such things with penache.

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Old May 28, 2005, 2:49 PM   #4
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F5.6 - the blue flowers in the background were about 2 feet away, maybe less.
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Old May 29, 2005, 2:47 AM   #5
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Very nice job. Your shot really grabs ones attention.

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Old May 29, 2005, 1:10 PM   #6
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Love all the shapes and colours in this pic, and the jungle-ness of it . Very fresh and nice.

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Old May 29, 2005, 2:20 PM   #7
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Thanks to all......I wish you could see how non-jungle-like the setting really is. This is a small portion ofthe Peabody Mansion at Mayslakein Oakbrook, IL, built in the late 1920's.The gardens are restored historical gardens and this is what I came upon yesterday morning. The mansion is a treasure (on the national register of historic places) in it's own right, as are the beds.....The bed where the first image was taken is in the lower left foreground. The second shot is backed up, away from the macro....

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Old May 31, 2005, 10:19 AM   #8
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Sorry to be so late in responding to this one. I've been camping all weekend.

The colors and composition in that first shot are wonderful. The only thing I might change is to crop in just a little from the edges. The picture gives the impression of a large garden. I wish I hadn't seen the last picture. It kinda popped my bubble! It is truly amazing what you can do when you get in close and personal! Kudos.

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