First Nature Image, what do you think?

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  1. DRATOM

    DRATOM TPF Noob!

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    Ok, this really is my first attempt at a flower image. Since this isn't what I normally shoot, I would really apreciate some C&C.

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    Thanks for looking!
    JD​
     
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    Love it! The darkness of the water and surrounding pads take out the over-feminine factor most flower shots 'suffer' from.
     
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    Well done!
    Nicely composed and perfectly exposed. The whites of the petals are NOT blown (which is the risk you would have taken had you shot in AUTO and I just assume from this photo that you did NOT!), the water is a deep blue, and the reflection is a lovely addition! You should take nature photos more often! ;)
     
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    Thanks TrickyRic & LaFoto! I've never taken flower images because they just weren't my thing, but... while walking with family i saw this thing and it just stood out! Had to try it! And, you are right Lafoto it was shot in manual. Well the white balance was auto. I think I could have exposed it a touch better, I'll try it again next time I'm there.
     
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    The darkness of the water contrasts nicely with the light flower. The composition is good, and the reflection finishes it off nicely.
     
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    Thanks neogfx! I appreciate you stopping by and having a look, I am very pleased you like the image.
     

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