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Just a little manipulation to move one of the flowers as I could not get them to sit quite right in relation to each other. I was interested in the stems and the fact that the heads point different ways and showed different amounts/aspects of the bloom. What do others think about the composition? And the stroke line. Exposure compensation was because I used a white background, though I actually replaced it in PS with an off white one later as the white was rather stark, and was something I was thinking of using for one of those almost completely white shots of flowers - but in the end I didn't go down that path. The 24-70 lens did a pretty good job of pretty close work on this picture.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2013 - 5:27 PM
Focal Length:48mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:+2
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pink Gerbera
Username:SueEley SueEley
Uploaded:27 Sep 2013 - 7:08 PM
Tags:Decorative, Flower, Flowers & plants, Picture
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:12 PM

How could one possibly think of attempting to modify this great piece Sue...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 7:42 PM

Well arrqanged

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franken
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27 Sep 2013 - 8:27 PM

Beautiful work Sue.

Ken

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:40 PM

Excellent, just lovely,
I think the composition is good and works well.
The only thing I notice is that the left hand flower is lighter than the other two. Maybe the light was nearest it.
You could have used a lower ISO for a (theoretical) better potential quality.
Ian

Last Modified By iancrowson at 27 Sep 2013 - 8:47 PM

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:05 PM

I'm not actually sure why the ISO wasn't 2 or 100. Very odd ISO for me to set, especially for still life on a tripod. Weird!

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27 Sep 2013 - 9:21 PM

Lovely and delicate Grin

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 9:50 PM

Lovely work. So pretty.

Lavina

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64345 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 10:38 PM

Elegance personified.
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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 - 10:58 PM

Nice one! Great focusing, lovely colour and detail. Personally I might have moved the right hand flower in a bit so it's more over the middle one. It seems to be 'escaping' right to the edge of the frame. I like the simplicity of the flowers and don't feel the black line adds anything. You did ask for opinions.........Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10821 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 12:00 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Questions:

Composition; its works, but could work better if the outer floowers had a little more space. I would be inclined to move the right flower down just a little. It does work, nice diagonal, so just suggestions.

Stroke line; work very well IMO

There a comment about the evenness of light, - if I were to chose, I would darken the left one to match the others, - just a highlight reduction, - very small.


Overall its a very attractive image A background colour I find works well in these situations is f5f2e9, slightly cream.


Mod uploaded with all of this, - its another way of looking at a very nice image.


Regards



Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:46 PM

Very nice. Leave as is. interior designer stuff. I don't think the ISO matters much at that level. Your Nikon only goes to 200 I think. they used to, anyway.

Paul

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4547 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 5:19 PM

Beautiful shot !!......love the arrangement & semi-hi-key effect......great as is !!Smile

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 5:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very attractive, and the twists in the stems are a nice feature.
Three is an excellent number for photography, Sue, and in case you are interested, it comes under the Rule of Odds, the Rule of Threes, or the Odd Rule....but that sounds a bit odd to meGrin!
I like the way your gerberas form a nice diagonal across the frame and, as you say, they show different aspects, making the image very interesting compositionally.

The first thing I noticed was that the flower on the left was lighter than the others, and slightly getting lost against your light background.

The one at the top right is a bit too close to the frame edge.
As to the closeness of them, I agree that the one on the right needs to be a bit closer. I tend to see flowers as people (don't worry, a lot of people do) and therefore consider how they are "speaking" to each other, or communicating with their body language. So the one on the right seems disinterested in the conversation, whilst the other two have empathy with each other. There is a perfect curve in the stem of the one on the right for the middle one to nestle into, and Willie's modification shows that.

Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 28 Sep 2013 - 5:23 PM

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