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bahadir Apr 25, 2006 4:41 PM

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I've always associated the thistle with desolation, both of which may reveal some kind of magical beauty ,a bitter one though, from time to time..

bahadir Apr 26, 2006 12:30 AM

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Could you do me the kindness of indicating which composition makes more sense to you?
Critiques and edits are most welcome as ever..

KENNETHD Apr 26, 2006 1:34 PM

I am more partial to the second one. Showing more of the plant makes it seems more complete, and less cut off. I love the thistle when it blooms, the royal purple is stunning.


bahadir Apr 27, 2006 1:14 AM

Thank you for your insightful thoughts and appreciation, KennethD.
I was quite uncertain about whether exposing the plant with its surrounding, or being more straightforward by displaying more of the plant. Meanwhile I am aware that the images shown here are expected to meet the criteria of close up. And the first photo is near violating these expectancies maybe... Ah, about the royal purple, I feel it is that colour which adds the quality of 'magical' to the beauty of the flower.

condiment Apr 29, 2006 4:19 PM

Hi Bahadir, Looking at the 2 i like the 2nd one best, like the tighter crop and the flower higher in the frame, it just feeels more impact to me, a great subject to photograph, like it.. condiment

bahadir Apr 29, 2006 5:24 PM

Thank you for your helpful comment and for your appreciation, condiment. Now I am more encouraged to shoot some further thistle photos with different compositions.
Be warned!!:G

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