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first time so please feel free to comment constructivlely as i need it

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:iris, ensata.
Username:NeilWigan NeilWigan
Uploaded:12 Jul 2010 - 7:00 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 7:17 PM

great dof wonderful colours and detail a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 7:56 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Neil,
The details on the petals have come out well, but i feel the positioning leaves a bit to be desired for...the image sort of merges into the background, maybe because of the same color as the subject, i feel this shot would be much better if you positioned yourself in a manner where the background made the image stand out instead of the current one where it merges into it..Smile

Hope this helps

Cheers and welcome to EPZ Smile

Prabh

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 8:11 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

hi Neil

Excellent colours and detail in the petals - however I find that the grey
is a little distracting especially going from bottom left to middle top - this takes away some of the impact. I also find the flower behind the front one distracting and maybe shooting slightly from the left would of helped.

regards

ian

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 10:47 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello, Neil, and welcome to EPZ. It's a nice idea to have the same flowers in the background, and it works best when the others are blurred, as yours are, but it is wise to avoid having one directly behind your chosen bloom, the one in focus. It is hard to define where the front one ends and the back one starts, and it's a shame because it's a beautiful flower. I'd like to have seen more of the main iris in focus, but that's a personal choice. I was photographing irises by a lake a while back and positioned myself so that the lake was my background. If you have someone with you, get them to hold the others out of the way, without damaging them. I think this could be quite attractive with just the one on the right echoing your main flower.
Pamela.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 8:41 AM

Thanks PJ,will note and hopefully learn .Thanks all.
yours Neil.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 10:27 AM

hi focus man,thanks,your modification is great,the information as to how you did it is very welcome.please feel free to comment &mod any of my pics in the future.I am new to this ,my wife,grandaughter and myself love taking pictures but i need to learn photography.
thanks Neil.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 5:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I rather like your original image. There is but one problem, and it's not easy to correct.

For me, your depth of field is a little too shallow - which means the main flower has a lot of blurred areas. However, if you thus use a smaller aperture to correct trhis, then your background becomes more sharp, ruining the effect of the prime bloom standing out.

You could choose a slightly different location where the other blooms are further away. or you could go for the full main bloom sharp, then select it in software, invert the selection so the background is selected, then play with gaussian blur to increase the blur of te background.

A good flower shot.

Paul

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 6:20 PM

paulbroad, thanksthis is just what i need if i am to learn,honest critisism with an explanation as to how to rectify.
yours neil.

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