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crystalb
11-16-2009, 03:52 PM
I know the background is pretty busy in this, but it is still one of my faves.....

Mad Aussie
11-16-2009, 08:43 PM
Lovely flower. It is a shame the background has so much distraction. Maybe you can shoot it with a much wider aperture and blur that background up more?

Mad Aussie
11-16-2009, 08:44 PM
You may be able to get someone to hold something like a black card, a floral cloth perhaps, behind it and make a better shot that way too.

crystalb
11-16-2009, 09:11 PM
good idea, it will have to wait until next year though.....:P

Iguanasan
11-16-2009, 11:31 PM
Except for the background this is absolutely lovely.

Marko
11-17-2009, 07:56 AM
Interesting shot, I actually thought you included the background deliberately because the framing is not bad if you did. Thought maybe you were making a statement about nature/sprawl etc.

Fortytwo
11-17-2009, 07:59 AM
No, don't get rid of the background. It serves a function here. It shows the interesting angle at which you took it. It give a 3D feeling to the picture. If you really want to improve it a little, maybe try to lighten up the flower in respect to the background. But I think it's a really interesting picture as it is! I like it...

crystalb
11-17-2009, 10:41 AM
Thanks guys. I think the angle and background might be why it is one of my faves.....I dunno there is just something about it....
MA- I dug in the archives and found this:
I also tweeked the other pic

Mad Aussie
11-17-2009, 11:02 AM
I like that new shot! Those patterns and colours on the flower are very cool!

Bambi
11-17-2009, 12:47 PM
I like that new shot! Those patterns and colours on the flower are very cool!

what MA said :)