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Old Jul 20, 2005, 8:02 PM   #1
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 8:25 PM   #2
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A couple of suggestions.

As far as composition, clean the sticks off the flowers. Those extraneous items take away from your picture.

I see from your EXIF that the picture was shot at f32 and 1/125. For close ups, I generally use as open an f-stop as possible to blur the background. With the bright sun, it may not be possible to open up as much as you'd like, but maybe use a shutter priority mode and set the shutter as fast as possible and let the camera open the aperture as much as possible.

Finally, I would crop out the partial flowers on theright side of the picture, so you're more drawn to the main flowers. I've taken the liberty of cropping.

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Old Jul 24, 2005, 5:32 PM   #3
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Hi Isager,

I think you do the same as I do, which is not paying attention to the fine details, like GeorgeNC said the twigs need moving and I'd have to add that the flowers could do with a shake to get that dirt off of them.

Although above is always easier said than done,I have read it some many times, yet I still always forget the simple things.

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Old Jul 24, 2005, 6:51 PM   #4
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When you have time to compose look at what distracts since this has caught your eye to take a shot.

Take many shots and at different angles and change your distances from shooting the flower. Try some zoom and shoot from a distance.

The color you chose to shoot is not easy and you did a nice job of getting detail but the lack of DOF distracts from the flower being the center of interest.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 6:03 AM   #5
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not keen on this one. it kind of looks dull and dirty. I like flower pictures to look bright and happy. it almost looks like a weed! I also like a flower pic with a well defined frame/gap around the flower with that nice blurred background look.
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