C & C shots from the garden

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  1. Toller

    Toller TPF Noob!

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    A few from the garden for comment. I like to take shots of my flowers as a visual catalogue. However I'd like the photos to be more artistic than simple snaps. Please take the time to give your views and point me in the right direction.
    1. Fritillary - uncropped, some basic editing f/9 1/100 113mm ISO 200 Av

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    2. Pasque flower. Cropped and minor tweeking f6.3 1/40(OK!!) ISO200
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    3. Ribes. Was humming with bees, so wanted to capture one at least. This was the best...would like to do better.
    Photo is heavily cropped f7.1 ISO400 280mm 1/200 AV
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    4. Daff. f7.1 1/500 ISO100 193mm
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    .. hope these aren't too big.. sorry if they are.
     
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    marmots No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    they look ok for flower shots... maybe bumping the contrast a little might help... maybe you could sprits them with water, try not to center them so much, crop them of to one side a little

    though i do like the fritillary, it's an interesting flower
     
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    Suggestion to improve #1 - the main flower that is in focus should be seperated from the out of focus background flower by either lowering the camera or moving it slightly left - this will define the main subject much clearer without taking away from the overall scene.
     
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    not a fan of flowers but the bee its self in that photo would be cool if it was more in focus
     
  5. Toller

    Toller TPF Noob!

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    er111a...tried so many times..but boy are they fast. Any suggestions as to how I can achieve this.
    fokker... see what you mean re- seperating from the background good point.. though was as low as I could go. Still more to come out for new angles.;)

    Marmots... Is this better..
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    Thanks for your ideas...
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, the star magnolia is nice. Give the flower room to look into, as if it were a face.
    And don't I know how hard it is to get bees in flight?
    My, I tried with the bumble bees. Did not even attempt to get those IN FLIGHT. But those big buzzy insects are so fast, by the time I have found where it sat down next, it's gone already, not a chance to focus! :roll:
     
  7. Toller

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    OK..so not much chance with the bees then...there again I like a challenge:cyclops:...could be gone a while.
     

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