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Old May 20, 2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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OK could not think of a great title so I just wrote something in.....Anyway CC welcome for this one, does it need cropping to get rid of the lower oof green leaf at the bottom? I could use some candid advice please, Can I have used a different background? More water on the flower? ARRRRGGGGGHHH......



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Old May 20, 2012, 2:25 PM   #2
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Nice one. I'm learning and experimenting with backgrounds and I think I would have used black, grey or yellow and kept what I thought was the best. To crop it would be a mistake as part of the flower is lost. The leaf should have been exterminated before taking the photo! Possibly a few more drops of water, more and it's drowned.
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My eye is drawn to that yellow/orange flower in the background like a magnet. If I put my hand over it I feel a noticable sense of relief when trying to look at the foreground flower. To make this photo more appealing to me I would make a vertical portrait crop to eliminate the orange flower and keep as much of the purple flowers as possible. If you had the ability to retake the photo, I would remove the orange flower and thread the green leaves behind the main flower instead of in front. Just my opinion, it's a pretty photo and I think the water level is good.
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Nice one. I'm learning and experimenting with backgrounds and I think I would have used black, grey or yellow and kept what I thought was the best. To crop it would be a mistake as part of the flower is lost. The leaf should have been exterminated before taking the photo! Possibly a few more drops of water, more and it's drowned.
Thank you Mito, attempting different backgrounds is definately an option I may have overlooked at the time. Thank you for your candor!
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My eye is drawn to that yellow/orange flower in the background like a magnet. If I put my hand over it I feel a noticable sense of relief when trying to look at the foreground flower. To make this photo more appealing to me I would make a vertical portrait crop to eliminate the orange flower and keep as much of the purple flowers as possible. If you had the ability to retake the photo, I would remove the orange flower and thread the green leaves behind the main flower instead of in front. Just my opinion, it's a pretty photo and I think the water level is good.
I knew there was something that wasn't just right. The flower as you have pointed out does distract from the over all asthetic of the shot. I noticed the same thing after you mentioned it, covered up the yellow orange flower and found it a relief as you noted. Thanks for the opinion, and critique. Cheers!
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I like the picture but think it might be better without the orange flower. Just a bit too much contrast in color with the orange flower. Then again, I keep looking at the picture so maybe the orange flower is working. I'm not a lot of help today am I, sorry.
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Frank, This is a great shot and I like the soft color and detail. You might like a little sharp and brighter color also. Here it is.....









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