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Old Mar 9, 2006, 12:54 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. Please let me know you think. The DOF was intentional and so was the background. It looked so surreal,how the bright blossoms looked all together. I had to take a picture of it.



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Old Mar 9, 2006, 2:40 AM   #2
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Hi,

I think the DOF is good but unfortunately the background is working against you. The white flower kinda gets lost in the white background. The sharpness is also very good - I would like to see that flower against a different background maybe the blue sky?

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Old Mar 9, 2006, 5:21 AM   #3
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Hi Aaron,

The shot has a lot of merit and I like the shallow DOF. It is also nicely sharp, and well exposed.

I do agree with Dom on the background though. One way I've had success with getting a good background is to go outside when the light's fading (even dusk-time), use manual focus, and set the flash onto a low intensity setting (if you can). With a bit of experimenting, this gives nicely exposed flowers and a dark/black background. I think I have an e.g. on my site: www.digitaldreaming.org.uk (goto Nature, and it's in there somewhere).

Hope this is of some use!

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Nicely focused subject Aaron butI have to agree that the background colour overwhelms the subject.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 11:33 AM   #5
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please have another try though- that's a beauty of a flower i think you can make it work. in addition to it's being lost against the background, the crop's a little tight on bottom, i'd give it just a bit more room for better balance.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 3:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments peeps! Good advice from all!

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