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catalex54 Mar 4, 2012 3:37 PM

New Flowers (FZ150)
Maybe I'm boring, but nature never fails to give us new opportunities... :)






Ozzie_Traveller Mar 4, 2012 3:51 PM

G'day mate

-no- matey ... you're not boring us 'coz your images and the imagination behind it is all working nicely

Very much like #2 ... the vibrancy of the colours and overall composition gets to me
The arrangement of the roses suggests a florist display > if so, you're lucky to have a helpful florist close by

suggestion ... I have found with many flower shots, particularly where the petals are light coloured, that setting EV to -1/3EV or maybe -2/3EV brightens the petals beautifully. I come to this conclusion from the metering being influenced by the darker / greens surrounding the central flower

Hope this helps too
Regards, Phil

Raghu Mar 4, 2012 8:23 PM

Flowers and good photographs are never boring. Shoot to your heart's content and post, people are willing to view and appreciate. Phil has already told what I wanted to say. Well done!

catalex54 Mar 5, 2012 12:59 AM

Thank you for appreciation and suggestions Phil and Raghu!!.
I am aware of the risks of using the spot-metering in reducing exposure of photos with some flowers in the sunshine, but the effect is as if I'm looking for the central flower was lit by a spotlight, making the background darker!
This solution is obviously not suitable for all the shots and the risk of under expose different compositions is high.
Thanks again mates! ;)

wise Mar 5, 2012 9:22 AM

I like all of them. Superb composition, color and sharpness.

happy_peasant Mar 5, 2012 9:33 AM

Nice. Only flowers I can shoot are indoors. Well, the snowdrops are blooming, but they are under snow at the moment. I also like the second one the best. Just because I like the color.


catalex54 Mar 5, 2012 12:14 PM

Many thanks Wise and Steve for your appreciations!! :)

Tullio Mar 5, 2012 3:57 PM

All very nice. As a suggestion, I'd increase the DoF on shots like #5 to improve focus. Because DoF is so shallow, it's hard to tell where the focus point is, making the flower appear completely OOF.

catalex54 Mar 6, 2012 3:01 AM

Dear Tullio the tiny white flowers in the right are not in the background, but before the flower itself, and this made it more difficult to perfect focus the sobject. Thank you for the careful observation!

csa Mar 7, 2012 10:10 AM

The beauty you share with us, in your photographs can never be boring; as a matter of fact, it leaves us wanting more, more, more!:D

I cannot pick a favorite here, I love each of them!

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