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Don't know whether laugh or cry with trying to get everything right!
I have to admit yesterday's image went totally against the grain for me,
but I was trying to be more haphazard! Quite a few critiques on how to improve
on the composition then along comes Carol (Humblebee) who gave me her precious User Award!
So today's problem for me was the decking on which I took this image (you mostly wanted to see bottom of bottles!) so do I leave it natural, paint it or take up knitting?Tongue
Have a good week.
KateGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Apr 2013 - 12:38 PM
Focal Length:60mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Manual
Title:Spring Mixture
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:28 Apr 2013 - 10:13 PM
Tags:Anemone, Blue Scottish sky!, Bottles, Flowers & plants, Muscari, Pansies
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 10:21 PM

I think this image knits well, Kate!SmileSmile
The contrast of the different components against that beautiful sky work very well for me!

Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 28 Apr 2013 - 10:24 PM

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 10:25 PM

it is a lovely shot,my humble opinion is you will never please everyone so if you really like it top marks.
i have images that no one may like but are precious to me. so keep the chin up there are better day's ahead.

billy

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 10:45 PM

A simple image that has been blended together so well and is so striking against the blue sky.

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susanbarton
28 Apr 2013 - 11:38 PM

A beautiful feeling that Summer is on it's way love all the colours and the bottles you could try knitting cosy's for themWink

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achieverswales
29 Apr 2013 - 12:36 AM

Love it Kate composition and sky excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 1:14 AM

A lovely bright image here Kate. - gary

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 1:16 AM

This is more simple than your last image but it works better IMO. I love the sky in the background and I like how you are slightly looking up towards the flowers. Well done on an excellent imageGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 1:27 AM

Love the bg, and the table the bottles sit upon, brilliant color well finished--- I am impressed!

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CLARECUM
CLARECUM  1 Australia
29 Apr 2013 - 3:56 AM

My oh my,this looks a treat,spring is defo in the air there.
Colours so bright and clear,yesterdays pretty but this much better to me.
Love it. xx

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 6:12 AM

I like the low angle of capture, Kate, with the sky as the background, well presented. Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2142 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 6:28 AM

Kate ! this is beautiful and look's fantastic against that gorgeous blue sky,not looking like spring here today,still verry cold,
but your spring flowers certainly cheer's us all up .SmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 8:38 AM

Kate this is beautifully crisp with lovely colours against the blue sky and I love the containers - do you collect bottles? Smile
Joan.

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digital_boi
29 Apr 2013 - 9:05 AM

try doing the damn windows forget knitting Kate ...fine image you seem to have an ever increasing collection of dust collectore Tongue

Happy new week

Graham

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 11:32 AM

Beautifully arranged

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 2:31 PM

A great arrangement Kate, like the use of the sky as a background, well capture.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

As remarked above(Williamsloan), it's what you see and want from your images, keep going, develope your style, look at the comments/ critque, some you might not agree with, and others you will see how it will help, but analize each comment/critique in conjuction with your image.

I hope you can see were I am comeing from, we have a great community here with a wealth of knowledge, and people who are only to willing to inpart that knowledge, to help all of us.



Cliff

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 3:43 PM

The blue sky makes a great backdrop to your still life...I agree with Cliff above...develop your own style while learning from some useful tips...a great captureGrinGrinGrin

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 4:29 PM

Still life... It's a mystery to me, but it looks good!

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Bonvilston
29 Apr 2013 - 6:54 PM

natural background in a still life ? You are really pushing the boundaries of what people will find acceptable here.... ( Though I bet you do get some comments saying it breaks some rule or other that judges in club comps won't like ! Wink ).Peter

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Snaphappyannie
29 Apr 2013 - 8:56 PM

Ah! Don't take up knitting, Kate! We'd miss your artistic temperament, and experimental adventuring! Just bin that brown bottle, pretty please? Its yellow flower, being the brightest element in the image, is very eye-catching. Remember KISS! The left hand blue bottle and its flower are f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s (as Craig Revel Hawood is want to say!)
Just to please this old biddy - try a vertical composition with just this arrangement. If you can manage another blue sky - perfectos!!
Don't give up experimenting and having fun! So few people do that! If I knew how to make an award - I would give you one just for being so adventurous with your camera, bottles and flowers!!!
xx

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thedon1941
29 Apr 2013 - 10:01 PM

Wonderful shot Kate!!! Certainly kids you into thinking spring is here at last!!! Love it. Don

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
29 Apr 2013 - 10:48 PM

I love it Kate, especially with the sky and clouds as a backdrop and the point of view is excellent, as for taking up knitting, you could do both, I do Wink look forward to seeing more ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 10:25 AM

A very colourful and superbly presented still life image with the sky providing a natural background

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