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  1. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not too big on flower photos myself, but my wife brought home some nice looking plants the other day, which was followed by a light shower. Thought this made a pretty nice shot.

    Thoughts? Comments? Brutal attacks?

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    Great capture, Sharpness and everything. Although...I wonder what it looks like in color?
     
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    i like the shot a lot! composition, dof, water and b&w all work for me. i have nothing to suggest. well done imo.
     
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    Nice!!! I like the fact that you did not decide to include the whole flower. This composition really shows some nice form and texture.

    Personaly; I am not to crazy about the water droplets. I never understood how that added to a flowers beauty. I would also like to know why you chose BW.
     
  5. Johnboy2978

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    Thanks for the critique thus far. The choice for b/w over color came from the fact that I never was really happy with the color. The flower is a Gerber Pansy or something like that which is a soft red color, and in color, it came out kind of plastic looking. I like the droplets though, because it adds a little texture to the picture. Anyway, I converted it to B/W and was more pleased with the results.
    I didn't include the whole flower just to give it a different appearance than what you would usually see.
     
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    i like it just like it is.....great shot...very good eye.
     
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    I really think that the raindrops add to the shot, but i think i would like to see it in colour.
     
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    for comparison:

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    I like both equally. The colors are very nice, but the black and white presents a great feel too. The water really adds to this shot, and I love the crop and composition! Very well done! Both shots are excellent!
     
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    Nice work - I think B/W was a great choice - and you did a great job on the conversion.
     
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    There is quite a stark contrast between the two versions, and I certainly prefer the B&W. It looks almost plastic (in a good way), making for a great and unique conversion. Good Job!
     
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    I normally prefer BW, but I like both versions. I bet the color image would sell more. It would be intense to see the color version printed huge.
     

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