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Old Dec 28, 2005, 5:11 PM   #1
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I took this photo today under an overcast sky. I always love the saturation you can get for certain subjects under these conditions. Canon ef50 markII at f/2.8.. All comments welcome. :-)

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Old Dec 28, 2005, 6:21 PM   #2
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i like it. your usage of DoF gives it a very painterly quality and i like the detail and color in the flowers. i would crop a tiny bit from the bottom though, a little better balance- imo.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 7:22 PM   #3
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I hope you don't mind. But it looked so much like an oil painting to me i photoshoped it a little.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 7:23 PM   #4
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ops. Posted twice. Sorry
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 7:37 PM   #5
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i like this one.. the levels adjust that matthew did helped out your whites to be white too.. good depth of field, pleasing color combination and a good composition.. nice..

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Old Dec 28, 2005, 10:38 PM   #6
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I like it. The unusual colors in the background blend well with the reds in the flower. A touch to bring up the whites would help like everyone seems to be in agreement on. But I'm with Julie... I think a little tighter crop to reduce the background to flower ratio would help.

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Old Dec 28, 2005, 11:36 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the edits and suggestions! :-)

I will try bringing up the whites and take a little off the bottom. As expected, you can always count on useful and honest advicefrom this forum. Thanks again and Happy Hollidays!

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Old Dec 29, 2005, 12:45 AM   #8
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Mate, that is great artwork.
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