Back Yard Weeds

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  1. Skedaddle

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    Here are a four shots I took today of a couple weeds in the yard. I am unsure about what the pink spikey one is but the second one is a Purple Horsemint. Let me know what you think of them.

    (1) I like how the flower stands out against the blue but I think the stem may be too dark.
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    Exposure Time - 1/1250 sec
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    F-Stop - f/3.50
    Aperture Value - f/3.50
    Focal Length - 6.0 mm

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    (2) Same as the first one but I also like how the foliage and sky slope in the background.
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    F-Stop - f/3.50
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    Focal Length - 6.0 mm

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    (3) This is my favorite out of all of them. I like how the pink stands out from the green background but does the white spot in the upper right hand corner detract from the flower?
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    Exposure Time - 1/1250 sec
    Shutter Speed - 1/1244 sec
    F-Stop - f/3.50
    Aperture Value - f/3.50
    Focal Length - 6.0 mm

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    (4) I like how the flower petals stand out from the foliage but I feel that the rest of the plant is hidden with the rest of the greenery.
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    Shutter Speed - 1/1244 sec
    F-Stop - f/3.50
    Aperture Value - f/3.50
    Focal Length - 6.0 mm

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    Nice shots! I was wondering how the heck you were getting 6mm of focal length and then I saw you're still shooting with your P&S. I like the first one the best, the last two are little busy in texture for me, and I don't care much for the framing of the second. The colors you have going on are great though. You're going to be dangerous with your new camera! I look forward to seeing the results with it.
     
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    Thank you. :) I like the framing on the 1st one better than the second one too.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the dark stem either, you need something to balance all of the light colors you have going on. It's a great shot though!
     
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    I love the first one too. Even more impressive that you got that with a P&S.
     
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    I see what you're saying Sherman. I can see that if the stem was as bright as the rest of the green, the overall photo would be too bright.

    Thank you NateS. :)

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    The first two are amazing! I love the blue, blue sky. It really makes the purple stand out. Beautiful. I prefer the first two images to the second two. I just love that sky with the clouds. I agree with Sherman Banks about the dark stem. It helps bring some balance to the photo. I like how you've experimented with your horizon line and with switching the camera from vertical to horizontal. Often times I will see an image in only one way and when I get home and look at it on the computer, I kick myself for not trying the shot in another way. I like the horizon on pic #1 a little better than the slanted line on pic #2, but they really are both nice.

    Pic #3 is nice too, but is a bit more boring without that blue sky (IMO)
    Pic #4 is just a little too busy and I don't care as much for the harsh lights and shadows.

    Nice work.. gotta love that p & s for 6.0mm pics :)
     
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    Thank you. :) Anyone else?
     
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    #1 - I think this shot is the best of the bunch. The image is a little dull on my calibrated monitor though. A touch more brightness and saturation?

    #2 - Too centered. The diagonal in the background does help to make it a little less boring though.

    #3 - This shot isn't doing anything for me.

    #4 - The busy background is making it hard to pick out the main subject.
     
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    Thank you. :) I took the first two because I wanted to see which way would look better, horizontal or vertical. I also agree about the last photo being to busy. Maybe it would have looked better if the background had been blurred more or if I had it as half sky and half grass.
     

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