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Old Aug 1, 2010, 1:33 PM   #1
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Just experimenting with taking photos from different angles and the sun behind a daisy. Any suggestions of how to improve the composition or post-processing are welcome. Ned










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Intersting perspective Ned. I like the bokeh on #1!
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Nice perspective! I like the contrast and detail in the first photo best.

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Thanks guys! My wife really likes the first one, too!

All the best!

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The first one is the best, but each of the others offers something interesting. It's a nice series.

I think on the second one you might try brightening it a bit - not a huge amount as you'd lose the detail in the petals quickly. The third one is really interesting - I would have never thought to photograph it that way (I'd be more likely to shoot the second one). It's neat, I like it too. The use of flash (I assume you used flash to get the stem green) worked very well. The 4th one is a bit soft - I prefer the dof in the first one better. I also like the last one, but find the cut-off flowers in the bottom a bit distracting. I wouldn't crop them out - I like the framing as it is. Perhaps clone out the two bottom ones? I don't know, might make it less balanced. It would be something to experiment with but might not be an improvement. In any case, it's only a little thing, not something to toss the photo out over, it's really fine the way it is.
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1st shot for me as well mate, gorgeous!
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Hi Harriet! Thank you for your help suggestions and comment, glad you liked the photos. With regard to the last photo, well I felt something was lacking... in the composition... but getting under a daisy, well not much room... anyway, I am not too good at cloning things out, but I did do a slightly different crop. Wonder if this helps. Again, my thanks.

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Nice series Ned, love the perspective and the juxtaposition of the white flower on the blue background.

Number one is a knock out!

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1st shot for me as well mate, gorgeous!
Hiya! Many kind thanks, mate. Glad you liked it.
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Nice series Ned, love the perspective and the juxtaposition of the white flower on the blue background.

Number one is a knock out!

Lou
Many thanks Lou! Hope you are enjoying NZ. Thanks for the Aussie shots.

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