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Bynx Jul 16, 2010 5:38 PM

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My concerns about this pic is the crop. as it is its full frame. But what about a landscape crop with the head of the flower as main subject?

gjtoth Jul 16, 2010 5:45 PM

I like it. I think I would crop close. The tree that it's next to seems to draw my attention/focus more than the flower. Probably just me, though.

Ordo Jul 16, 2010 6:35 PM

I like #1 cause it shows the flower in context, in its fragility and uniqueness.

pj1974 Jul 16, 2010 7:48 PM

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What a beautiful flower, Bynx.

I don't think I've ever seen a trillium before.

When I saw the first shot, my tendency was to want to crop the left of the photo off (as it is brighter than the right side, and there are some foreground elements that are more distracting as they are not as blurred as on the right side of the photo). So here is my take on it.

Ideally I would have liked to crop at the left edge of the tree trunk, but then the left leaf would be cropped too. Spending some time cloning the tree to make it wider would be a possibility (or to clone the leaf 'closer in').

Thanks for sharing. As usual, a lovely subject.


Bynx Jul 16, 2010 9:33 PM

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Here is a shot I took a couple years ago in the same area. This is a rare red trillium. I didnt see any this year. By the way its the flower symbol for the province of Ontario.

Bynx Jul 16, 2010 9:37 PM

While the trillium is the primary subject, I think the birch tree behind it is just as interesting to look at with the bark texture. I think it looks like good and evil with the difference in the dark rough texture of the bark and the white silky texture of the trillium. I share your feelings Ordo.

spy Jul 20, 2010 10:27 AM

I've never seen one either. Beautiful photo. Try doing a lens blur effect by selecting a circle around the flower, inverse and blur the tree and background. That way your focus will be the flower first and not the tree.

Scouse Jul 26, 2010 11:46 AM

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That's a cool flower, a first for me as well. I'd feature the flower and show it off, the contrasting dark of the tree would fit your premiss of G&E.

vvcarpio Jul 26, 2010 12:12 PM

I have not seen a flower positioned so closely to the trunk of a tree with great DOF to boot. Add to it the temperature you picked I think it's breathtaking. Great pp and composition!

Bynx Jul 26, 2010 1:34 PM

Ya the Trillium is well named. If you look at the red one you can see more clearly the uniform symmetry in its 3 petals and its 3 leaves. You would almost think it was all planned out by a master geometry person.

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