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I believe this plant is of the genus Digitalis (commonly called Foxglove). I'm not entirely sure, though. If it is, it's particularly interesting to me as a pharmacist considering that this is apparently the origin of the drug Digoxin...

As always, I would love thoughts/suggestions and hope this isn't too many photos in one post.

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Bells are Ringing by RxForB3, on Flickr

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IMG_9477 by RxForB3, on Flickr

3. An abstract from the plant.


Untitled by RxForB3, on Flickr
 

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RxForB3, you are right, this is the species known as the Common Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea. I like the first one and the abstract, well, it is interesting. So know we have some idea of the origin of your screen name "as a pharmacist" - Rx...;)
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Heh, you got it. Before I became a pharmacist, I got a degree in music. Organ specifically. My hobby/addiction before photos was collecting/playing old Hammond organs in hopes of one day owning a Hammond B3 organ. Hence...prescription for B3. It's also a play on vitamin B3, otherwise known as niacin.
 

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I see what you’re trying to do with number 3. But i think you should of tried to zoom into the flower, to get more colour
 

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Your lens is capturing this flower very nicely. But the composition includes too many competing elements in my eyes. Here's what I would do:

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I like the abstract, go with that idea and see what you can create.

If you don't mind my asking... I checked out the EXIF on flickr and am assuming you did a diagonal pan to get the effect?
 
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Thanks for all the comments. Yes, it was a quick diagonal pan. Looking at the photo more, I think I may have been mistaken to include it on this thread. I believe it was actually an abstract from the other flower I posted yesterday.
 
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Jaemie, I do like the crop, but I think I like it in addition to the crop I have. I'm debating making the trip back out there tonight, so maybe I'll do another attempt at photographing that close in the first place rather than having to crop to that.
 

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Jaemie, I do like the crop, but I think I like it in addition to the crop I have. I'm debating making the trip back out there tonight, so maybe I'll do another attempt at photographing that close in the first place rather than having to crop to that.

I think you're right to re-shoot closer. My crop was just an example of what I might do, and not a proper edit. Have fun. :) (I'm heading out the door in an hour or so to do the same with a plant, btw!)
 
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Interesting set. Picture #1 would really benefit being in the portrait orientation. As it stands now it's just not a very balanced composition. Picture #2 is just that much better then Pic #1. Jaemie's crop goes one step further, and is a rock solid composition.
 

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Tons of foxgloves around now. In addition to some comments above I would suggest getting down lower so you can see farther into the flower itself.
 

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Heh, you got it. Before I became a pharmacist, I got a degree in music. Organ specifically. My hobby/addiction before photos was collecting/playing old Hammond organs in hopes of one day owning a Hammond B3 organ. Hence...prescription for B3. It's also a play on vitamin B3, otherwise known as niacin.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Did you ever get the B3? I just had a quick look on Google and it looks like quite the machine, if that is the correct word.

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Still haven't been able to afford a B3, but I have an A100 which is essentially the same thing, but a different style cabinet. One of these days I'll take a photo of the innards. It's really a testament to American craftsmanship!
 

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