Wildflowers by our ponds

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have never been satisfied with my pics of Forget-me-nots in years past, so I tried again today. Out of about six shots this is the best but still not as good as I hoped to achieve.

    For this & the next pic I used a Vivitar 24/2.8 coupled with a Vivitar 2x tele-converter. Both shots were taken @ about 6"/15cm from the subjects.

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    Marsh Marigolds/Cowslips

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    I love Forget-me-nots. I'm not too much of a fan of yellow flowers, I think too many people shoot red roses and yellow flowers (whatever the names are...).

    The Forget-me-nots look tack sharp and well exposed. If you can't get any closer I think it's just a matter of composition.

    For instance I'd try to get one set of the blossoms like in your image in the center full in focus and put other Forget-me-nots out of focus in the background (or foreground).

    I think limiting the focused area to just a small bunch of blossoms and throwing the rest more out of focus emphasizes it more. Preferable have only a green area around your focused area and then some more blue patches out of focus around that.

    I hope that makes sense. English is not my native tongue. I really like that picture though.
     
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    I really like those forget-me-not's, they are an awesome mix of color.
     
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    You really made them pop in #1.
     
  5. Ron Evers

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    Thanks folks.

    Why is it that most wildflowers are yellow, well around here they are. Yellow is so hard to get a sharp image of. I used a -1/3 exposure compensation for the cowslips to try & get a more defined pic.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's a nice one of the forget-me-nots, they are tiny, and therefore hard to capture, and you did it. I have found those a challenge, too. For years I have ... not got the photo I want (same as you - though you did get a good one in the end).
     

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