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Tried to capture an abstract view of these flowers in this macro to try something different from your normal flower shot.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:90mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Sep 2012 - 8:01 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Abstarct Flower
Username:kevpt66 kevpt66
Uploaded:3 Jun 2013 - 2:12 PM
Tags:Specialist / abstract
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psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2013 - 3:35 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Everyone will see this image differently, but to my eyes, you are well on your way to success. Your image has great forms, colors and texture - the main ingredients of good abstracts. I think all of the water droplets are a little distracting to the purpose of the image - it would be better without them. Have a peek at this - it's a great tutorial and keep at it. http://ronbigelow.com/articles/abstract-photography/abstract-photography.html

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pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2013 - 5:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I couldn't resist reading the linked article from psu68, and if you read the part about abstract flower photography, you will realise that you have created a good image here. I like the way you have filled the frame with those lovely pastel shades.
It's the curves of the petals that add interest, as well as the fact that they are multi-coloured. For me, the droplets work well, serving to accentuate those curves. I like your use of selective focus, but would like the droplets to be more sharply in focus.
Also, I feel the image would benefit from having all of those dropletted curves within the frame (the bottom one is clipped). I suppose you could say that, being an abstract, it doesn't matter, but the eye follows those accentuated curves and the clipping hinders that for me.
In my first modification, I simply selectively sharpened the droplets. In my second, I tried a tighter crop.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 3 Jun 2013 - 5:35 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2013 - 6:22 PM

Interesting, but a bit too shallow for me. Some cross lighting would have added some twinkle to the water droplets then a touch more sharpening would lift the image quite a bit.

Paul

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kevpt66
kevpt66  1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 1:15 AM

Thanks for your comments very helpful

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