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As always never sure of my composition ...

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:100mm F2.8 macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Barberton Daisy 3
Username:JohanGrobbelaar JohanGrobbelaar
Uploaded:23 May 2009 - 4:38 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2009 - 4:43 AM

A rather lovely crop but if it were mine I'd crop it square ? Smile

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JohanGrobbelaar
23 May 2009 - 8:18 AM

Thank you Mavis!
Actually this is not cropped at all, as shot, .... but will go and try your suggestion

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Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2009 - 10:41 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Johan,
I like the idea behind this shot of 1/4 flower composition. The lighting is good giving good contrast and colour and the bg colour is very complimentary. I speak only for myself as compositions are a personal thing and everybodies idea is different but I agree with Mavis about a square crop. The main problem for me fere is your point of focus and depth of field. I would have preferred to have seen the whole of the centre of the flower in focus. As it is there is nothing to draw the eye to any one focal point. Another couple of f stops perhaps or moving round to the right a little so you were more square on to bring more of the flower in the depth of field. I would liked to have seen just a litle more space to the right of the flower so moving back just a fraction would have achieved this and at the same time bought more of the flower into focus.
Just my opinion and a couple of alternative suggestions.
Hope this helps.
Paul

Last Modified By Paul_cats at 23 May 2009 - 10:44 AM

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JohanGrobbelaar
23 May 2009 - 5:30 PM

Hi Paul,
Thank you for the very detailed crit and the suggestions you made! I really appreciate it.
As usual, I tend to rush into the shot and not consider all the angles or possibilities.
What attracted me here was the fall of the light and the beautiful complementary colours .... and I know that I tend tyo go a bit overboard with the shallow DOF f2.8 offers Smile

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