Flower series

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  1. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

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    I mentioned in another post that I spend a lot of time with my head down at the ground taking pictures of flowers. Here's a sampling of those...Most of these are fairly older, very little (if any) editing on these.

    Sometimes it seems like all flower pictures look the same (mine anyway)--any suggestions of how to get something more original/different? I'd love any suggestions/critiques :goodvibe:

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    cheers ^^
     
  2. perylousdemon

    perylousdemon TPF owns my soul...

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    That last one could definitely stand to have those highlights fixed. I have the same problem with magenta-ish flowers, and I can't for the life of me figure out a way to fix it yet. Anyway, the rest of the series is excellent. #4 is definitely my favorite. Keep up the good work. :)
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hiya nabero and welcome to ThePhotoForum,
    I think the time of you with your head down (on the flowers) paid off nicely for I certainly like what I am seeing here.
    Very varied colours and also varied POVs (points of view) and compositions, some quite close-up capturing only the detail of a flower, some taking in the entire blossom, some filling the whole frame with just the colours ... nice.

    My favourite is the second. I like its view from the side, its crispness, colour and shadows of the stamen on the petals.
     
  4. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I do like number 2 and number 4..

    although 4 is a bit soft. and in 2 the crop is slightly too tight
    for my taste, you just clipped it ;) Still nice though. I like the perspective
     
  5. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #5 is my fave

    one thing you could try is to add another layer that is slightly blurred then set the opacity to about 50 to give a shot a soft dreamy feel
     
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    I would try different angles maybe. Look up at the flower from a bugs eye view. or but the camera right down in the middle if the stems and make it a timed exposeure.

    I personally like different like that as opposed to the same stock views you sometimes get of certian subjects..

    You know what they say about opinions....
     
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    i agree!
     
  8. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Have a look at astrodav's poppies for some inspiration - what he does with DOF is very impressive, though a long lens is a big part of his particular style.
     

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