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Old Jun 24, 2007, 1:03 AM   #1
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Looking at some of the fabulous flower close-ups - and in particular the ones by wk7leung - I've become inspired to try my hand at actually composing the shot, rather than simply pointing my camera at a flower and pressing the button. Of course, my little photos cannot be compared with wk7leung's artistic masterpieces, but I am enjoying myself, and learning as I go. :-)

Tiger lilies! Fuji S6000fd, ISO 100, RAW and post-processed in Photoshop CS2.







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Old Jun 24, 2007, 7:37 AM   #2
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Those are beautiful shots in all respects.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 5:38 PM   #3
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Tiger lilies are such fun to photograph, I like all three of them, but the third one is classic.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 2:58 AM   #4
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Beautiful shots........................musket
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 7:53 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the positive feedback!
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 10:32 AM   #6
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A good set of shots, for me #1 is bang on, good angle, good light, good colour, good focus, good background
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 10:56 AM   #7
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1 is my favourite. The partial illumination on the stigmaguides viewers attention to the flower. Patches of green and shadow at the background also helpmake the flower becomemore prominent.
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flippedgazelle,

Thanks for your encouragement.
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I think the first shot is the blue ribbon winner. I like how the light falls right on the stamens (is that the correct flower anatomical structure?). Very sharp and great color. Nice work.

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Old Jun 29, 2007, 9:27 AM   #10
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I think the first shot is the blue ribbon winner. I like how the light falls right on the stamens (is that the correct flower anatomical structure?). Very sharp and great color. Nice work.

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You reminded me of the difference between stigmas and stamens.Stamens are the male reproductive organ of the flower whilestigmas the femaleon whichthe pollen restfor pollination.
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