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  1. tb2

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    I think its a nice shot!
     
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    Very nice, those flowers are popping out of my monitor, love the contrast of white flowers against dark background and the purple fringes are gorgeous.
     
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    Great flowers. I always thought that flower macros should involve a large aperture and a shallow depth of field resulting in a blurry background (but that's just me). I find that this gives a little more life and interest to the pictures without diverting attention from your main subject. The colours here are great, I just find the background a little blank.
     
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    The darkblue background sure helps this photo a lot, as it goes ever so well with the white-and-purple-rimmed flowers.
    Is this one still too busy for your liking?
    You might want to arrange only ONE flower or a maximum of three?
     
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    The detail you have captured is great. Maybe try a shot from a little higher looking slightly down towards the blooms, just a thought.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback folks - it's appreciated. I think my shot's OK, but not as good as it could be. On reflection I think, perhaps, the flower heads need more shadow to give them a more three dimensional feel, and separate them more from the background. I used a single flash with a single reflector above here. Maybe I needed side reflectors - one to light and the other to fill the shadows a bit?

    Regards, Tony
     
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    It is difficult shooting flowers isn't it?!

    I'd agree with your comment about a side refelctor. I think one placed just outside at the lower right of the frame would help.

    Good effort tho, much better than any flower shot I've tried to do :)
     

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