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  1. cherrymoose

    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    I've posted two items in the critique forum-- and both of them have been dandelion shots. :p

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    Anyways, I took this shot while hiking on Saturday. Is the crop okay, or should I show the entire dandelion to give it more of a nature feel? I don't have a 'true macro lens', so I don't know if the tight, close-up cropping shows that or not. Also, is the un-symmetricalness of the white things (not sure what the real name for them is) distracting in this shot?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    hmm, i like the crop as is, it gives it an abstract feel almost.
    as far as the white things, i would suggest burning them in a little, the provide a nice frame to the center part but because they are blown, they are a little distracting to me
     
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    I like it that way when you first glance at it you do not know it is a dandelion and your imagination can just take it were ever it wants then you can put that to it and figure it out
     
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    Id go with leave the crop alone, It would be nice a little darker over all. kind of exagerates the construction of the plant.
     
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    Love the crop.... looks like though to me anyway , it wouldn't hurt for a weeee bit more pop??? This is nice no doubt, but wondering if uping the contrast some would work without blowing any highlights..????

    Very nice abstract feel here... Nice White too!
     
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    It's beautiful. I just wish it were more symmetric.
     
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    I like it, they look like fireworks bursting out of the center at first glance. Looking at it a little closer though I notice the bald spot. Beautiful picture.
     
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    good, not great
     
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    Could you enlarge on why you think that?
     
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    I like it. The detail on the seeds at the center is amazing. I like the crop. No, not symmetrical, but you can't pose these things. If you touch it, you have lost it. I have been shooting some dandelions as well. None of mine look this good. Great job!
     
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    Parachutes.

    If it were symmetrical it wouldn't look natural.

    Nice photo.
     
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    I love it. It's a slight abstract to me. It looks like the core of giant supercomputer feeding out to a network of some sort. Looking at it as a dandelion is still great. I think the asymmetrical composition works for this shot.
     

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