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Old Apr 30, 2006, 8:12 AM   #1
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Another attempt at replication. Just makes me realise what goes into these shots. I don't think I've got it quite right when compared to Scot's blossom pics. Any tips/help would be appreciated.

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 8:40 AM   #2
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I like that Syd - gosh is that blue sky I see in the background? :G

If anything, the crop top right is a bit tight or cluttered as I'm seeing it. Lousy monitor I'm on here at home though. Looks as if you could edit out some of the clutter or make a wider crop.

For the rest, very cool and 'summery' - hope the blue skies continue for you.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 8:56 AM   #3
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Very clear and nice looking. Is the light warm from setting sun or did you use a warming filter? Looks good, though. Only real criticism is composition is a tad busy. The blossom infocus is surrounded by too many others just outside focal range. Since these things generally come in clusters, you might try pulling back a bit and getting a cluster as your subject, instead of trying for a single blossom.

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Thanks Brian, yes the sun was just setting. I took a load of shots but they all looked pretty messy if you know what I mean. I used the blur tool on the background. I agree a cluster would have been better. It all goes to show me how these simple effective shots take quite a bit of working at.

Thanks again for your comments and advice, it's much appreciated.

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Hello Syd,

This isn't a bad attempt. The blossom isn't isolated very well. Sometimes you have to remove nearby blossoms.

Around this time last year I began shooting flora for the first time and posting here on the forum to encourage participation. I'd post up my first attempt at a particular flower and consider all suggestions and then post another attempt the next day. Fruit blossoms were my favorites.

I found that shooting in the early morning hours worked best for a variety of reasons. Late evenings were my second choice. At first, I thought having the sky in the background would add something to the composition, but quickly learned that it usually didn't. I began to shoot at angles where the background was filled with green foliage or clusters of blurred blossoms.

Keep shooting this subject and please share with us.

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 4:06 PM   #6
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syd,

it amhaire mar caieag duine nas motha a' pogadh do mas' neo achd a rioghail pian!

slainte' mohr!!!


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