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Old Jun 4, 2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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I just can't capture the real essences of flowers
With all my summer blooms coming shortly, I want to be able to share them.......HELP!

I took this today of a rhododendron, tightly clustered and bright, but if I try for a larger shot, it seems they (blossoms) get lost for the competion, so I went in closer. I tried for some contrast by including some leaves, and some depth, by including a background.
OK....please share with me what, if anything, works, and what doesn't, or how I could improve upon it.

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Old Jun 5, 2008, 12:13 AM   #2
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Unfortunately it looks like a garden salad with all those blossoms. Nice colors and contrasts with the purple leaves. I would isolate one flower and concentrate on getting that right. Getting the depth of field right would be hard enough with one blossom but with a whole garden full its a nightmare.
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 1:01 AM   #3
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It may be my monitor but I can't figure what you focused on, or what your eyes should be drawn to. Colors are nice and bright but I don't know what I should be looking at.
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 9:04 AM   #4
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Thanks guys....

Yes, that (POF) does appear to be an issue here. In trying to offer "more plant" I lost that element, didn't I......:sad:

I see I need to definitely keep that in play while also trying to capture more of the plant at the same time, a challenge :G

Again, I thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with me



To give you guys an idea of what I'm up against, here is a larger field of the same plant.....


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Old Jun 5, 2008, 11:44 AM   #5
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Push a few away..and look if you can see which one you want on your picture..then use thread or whatever to isolate it....

thought about sissors? Just cut a few away to make a nice looking one...enough isolated to make one great pic. Good idea?:idea:


Your post is from a while ago..but he..better late answer then never non? :-)
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