Flowers!

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  1. Stillwater

    Stillwater TPF Noob!

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    We all love flowers right? Especially during the winter. I took these a while back with my p&s, I had forgotten about them until last night.

    I've never ventured into macro at all really, so c&c please.

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  2. keybq

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    i like the first one the best it really pops
     
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    I like the first one but something about the background distracts my focus, its probably just me though
     
  4. Stillwater

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    I like the first one too keybq :).

    Kyle, I know what you're saying. Its the stem in the top right that clutters it for me. I guess I could PP it out if I ever wanted to show it off, eh?
     
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    Such a pity about the petals being so slightly chopped off in 3 and 5, when the whole flower had WANTED to be within the frame... :(

    Detail and separation from background worked nicely. Some compact cameras have surprisingly good "macro" settings for close-ups, they then automatically open up wide and you get this nice blur in the background. My Powershot does that quite well, too, and I have taken many a pleasing flower photo with that little camera.

    As to the first ... I'm quite undecided on that one. I like the flower... but not the composition of the photo quite so much (but ideas on composition are so subjective and so personal... :roll: ). But something tells me I'd have put the flower to the other side of the frame, as it seems to "look" to the left of us (viewers) and has nothing to "look" into now.
     
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    i personally like 2 the best. i think it is an interesting take on the usual flower photography.
     
  7. Stillwater

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    So, maybe I'll mirror it when I get home and see how it turns out! I think you might be onto something LaFoto! Oh and I've decided my Powershot is definitely the way to go when it comes to macro, its oh so easy, now I just need a small tripod to keep my goofy shadow out of the way!

    Thanks Flower Child, I just thought it was a cool, torn up flower. Maybe I'll start a trend! :)
     
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    I prefer the 2cd one, nice colors
     
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    I like 1 and 2 the best. 5 is a nice shot, too.
     

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