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Old Aug 21, 2008, 2:37 PM   #1
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I was bored and was looking back through some shots I took a few weeks ago at my favorite nature park.
I came across this one that I took so I could ID it later. I should have paid closer attention to composition because I think it could have been a nice shot with the criss crossed reeds making a natural frame. Some tips on what I could have done to improve this shot would be much appreciated.
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 5:53 PM   #2
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Well, maybe what I should have said is, what would make this more interesting?:-?
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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Depends on your taste, but thismight be more interesting.:G
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 12:12 AM   #4
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a lot tighter crop
fill the frame
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 8:36 PM   #5
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a200user wrote:
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Depends on your taste, but thismight be more interesting.:G
Ha Ha, I love it Jim!
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 9:20 PM   #6
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Gumnut wrote:
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Thank you Gumnt, is this any better?

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I can't speak for Gumnut, but I think he gave you good advice. It's a much better photo.

And at this resolution extracting the flower will be much easier for me.
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I always like a tighter crop for flowers. Someone who I once knew who had been a Navy photographer always said you should fill the frame as much as possible with the flower (unless the flower isn't the main subject). I've always found that the flower pictures I prefer reflect this advice.
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Closer crop looks much better.

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Old Aug 24, 2008, 5:34 PM   #10
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Thanks Jim, Harriet, and Dawg.
I agree with you.
It's amazing what I'm learning here in this forum and, I want you to know I appreciate it.
Jim, you really did a fantastic job extracting that flower! I'd never of guessed it wasn't shot that way if I didn't know better. BTW, do I get royalties on that photo or do I have to pay?:G
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