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Old Nov 7, 2005, 9:09 AM   #1
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I think in my photography lifetime I've taken 5 flower photos. I just want you to know that this isn't supposed to be a macro. I tried to keep the background in focus enough to show the scene, but not be to distracting. Don't think I succeeded. Any critiques...
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 9:21 AM   #2
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this doesn't quite work for me. i think there is potential there, the flower is soft and the background not blurred enough. the stick/stem coming from the left is also awkward. i like the off center composition and of course it is a beautiful flower, nice color. you want to differentiate the flower from the background a bit more, i think it is worth a second attempt.
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 9:32 AM   #3
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I get what you are saying Julies, but what I was trying to do was show the flower and relation to the rest of the garden, I agree though, it doesn't really work.
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Watch your focus also on the next flower shots...If you look
close you will see your focus point is actually behind the flower on the tip of the back petal and real close to the next Lily bloom...bringing your focus foward will blur the background more...With this shot, play with the contrast and saturation to see if that would help with colors...They seem a bit washed out to me...
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 7:10 PM   #5
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if you are going for sharp throughout, then go sharp throughout... if you are going to blur, blur.. this is kind of halfway inbetween...

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