Some flowers...Dont bother looking if you dont want to give C&C <3

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  1. AmericanJesus

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    Few from the garden!
    I need feedback :( not been putting out anything good lately, need some positive feedback, worked hard on these.

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    3rd pic made me sneeze.
     
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    Your positive feedback is that the composition is just fine - however on the other hand (!), the images lack contrast and are a bit dark. Lastly, IMHO, one is likely to get more feedback from a single picture than a group.
    All the best
     
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    Why thank you =). And i like dark, i do that in post processing, i think it provides a Beauty meets darkness kinda feel. The lack of contrast i do need to work on. The poppies are pretty much the same color and was tough to get contrast between the carious parts.
     
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    C&C per req:

    1. Composition isn't too bad on this one, but you have a large unfocused area image left. I would suggest moving the camera a little further right, and increasing the DoF somewhat so that the petals and stamen were all in focus; as it sits, the "bottom" of the bloom is very soft.

    2. Again, this one would have been better looking more into the centre of the flower. The background, while soft, is still focused enough to be very distracting. In macro work, the rule of thirds often doesn't apply.

    3. Very well done.

    As noted by Ancient Sapper, your images are definitely under-exposed. I would guess by at least two stops. Exposure for this sort of work is tricky, always review your images as you shoot them, and go back and reshoot if there are issues. I think the contrast will be fine if the exposure is adjusted.

    I would also suggest that more pleasant phrasing of your subject line wouldn't hurt either.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.

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    All are under exposed and need some Post processing, the bee composition is good the rest lack interest.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Under exposure doesn't equal drama.
     
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    I also say they're underexposed.
     
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    The quality of light in number 2 has promise, but they are all a tad on the dark side. Are you working on a calibrated monitor? I have to ask, was a dead bee placed in photo 3? If you want to use a flash, I would try off camera so that you avoid the harsh shadow.
     
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    So you ruined them on purpose? You did not make them interesting but sucked any life out of them
     
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    A dark exposure (these aren't technically underexposed; just exposed to the left) will work for certain subjects, but cheerful looking flowers; not so much. If these were flowers ruined/decaying/etc then it would be more appropriate and might work.
    Composition wise; the second is my favourite but I feel the flower could have been a little more to the left. For that composition though; I'd clone out the small touch of orange in the bottom right-hand corner.
     

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