Experimnting with angles

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    I've been getting a lot of comments about how my flower pictures are somewhat boring. I took the advice I got here (thanks guys!!) and went out yesterday with angles in mind.

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    That is one crazy looking Flower in the bottom two! I like it. those two, aswell seem to be the only ones in focus and came out the best too. :D
     
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    Actually, I agree. But I thought #1 was interesting too.
     
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    I like #4. Not sure what angles you were talking about I just like that flower :)
     
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    thank you :) I love it too.
     
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    I really like the last two, especially number four. I don't think I have ever seen a flower like that. Both shots of the red flowers look a little washed out and the background colors do not look natural. Number two would have been good if the focus was not so soft.
     
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    I love the last 2! But I guess that isn't hard to do, you gotta be doing something REAL wrong to make a passion flower look bad ;)
     
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    Could you please explain what you mean by angles?

    To be honest, as a non-flower enthusiast, I still do find these pretty boring to look at. When I look at flowers, I look for color, detail, and setting.

    For example, the flower in #1 has nice veining detail and nice color variation, but the setting doesn't make the flower nice to look at at all.
    #3 is all washed out, so I see no details in the flower. The stems and leaves have more detail than the flower itself. Kinda backwards.
    The flower in #4 is interesting for sure. It has the color and detail, and I do like how it seems to have a home amongst the green, but after the initial view, it just becomes a nice picture of an interesting flower.

    #5 is think is the most interesting and least boring to me. It's a strange view and it has dynamic lines. It's really starting to tell me some of the flowers secrets. Come to think of it, I really do like this one :mrgreen:
     
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    Thanks all for your replies.
    MHRISH -I have a problem with red flowers in general, where no details show up. This is actually the best shot of them all :(

    SwissJ - I posted a pic of a flower here - lhttp://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/photography-beginners-forum-photo-gallery/200820-flower.html
    and as you can see by the response, the genberal feeling was that the flower was rather boring. It's the flower as seen from above, nothing eye-catching.

    I then posted this - http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...to-gallery/200865-two-pansies-please-c-c.html - with the same response. Josh220 suggested: "Try to take at least 5 different shots all from different angles/perspectives". So that's what I was trying to do here :)
     
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    Maybe it's that I am just not into flowers, but these pictures do nothing for me...
     

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