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Tried to capture the softness of this Pasque Flower.
I haven't been very successful with my flowery attempts so far, so any suggestions very welcome!
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Oh Kathy this is superb. I love the presentation and the colours well done sandyb
I think you've captured it perfectly,And its been really well presented. Denise x
this is gorgeous
love the tones, details and the finishing
I am certainly no close up specialist. If you intend the outer parts of the flower to be out of focus, fine. If not I suggest you use a smaller apperture. I actually like it the way it is. click. John
this is very successful, elegant & beautifull, great detail & colour, overall stunning! with very elegant presentation *Click
Beautiful, wonderful colour, composition and detail. Excellent work.
Lovely soft photo. Captures the essence of the flower. Well done
Looks so lovely and soft, I want to reach out and touch it.
If you want to capture the softness you'll need to lose the shadows.
Try propping the flower upright and away from the background to allow the shadow to dissipate before it finds a surface. I use a menu holder like you find in cafes and the like, the ones where only an inch or so of the menu is supported. Put the stem into this and it should hold it up without getting into the picture.
You could then try just focusing on one part of the flower and using an aperture like f4 to throw the rest out of focus.
Nice composition and tones
Great shot! Looks very soft. No, not the image, the flower!
You have good feedback on how to improve the shot so I will simply say how much I like what you have done. I do feel a little more space top left would strengthen the composition (but thats personal taste I know)
Its smashing Kathy, you've got some good advice too, only one thing with this, and its a personal point, is I find it too tightly cropped at the top. You've got some lovely lighting there. K.
I think you have done a lovely job of this. A little too close to the border on the top but I like the overall presentation. Well done.
Oh Yeah....Absolutely Awesome...the large version is a must...well done
Nice shot, the top petal is a little close to the top of frame. I like the focus on the hairs. Well done.
A beautiful picture, wonderful colours and compoition.
Thank you for v. helpful feedback.
Cheryl - great idea with the menu holder, I'd totally overlooked the shadows...
Agree about the tight crop too - I really need to take a bit more care setting up shots like this.
great close up, beautiful detail
Beautiful shot, captures the delicacy of this flower perfectly. Just slightly too close a crop on top but otherwise lovely.
Love the whole presentation
Superb Kathy. Just so delicate...
Stunningly delicate to admire.
This is a really nice shot Kathy,the composition is good and the light and shadows are excellent.Lovely detail showing the fine hairs and good colour too. Click.
Really lovely . The hairs stand out so well .Other people have given good advice.Beautiful colours . I'd hang this one on my wall and feel proud of it . x
Wow a picture that looks soft and comforting. Excellent. [:o)
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