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Bit of a change of subject for me but during the past week of enforced convalescence, I had to try subjects other than exertion-requiring landscapes. Stitchwort has been appearing on EPZ for weeks but it has only just bloomed here. I got a sample from the swathes on the river bank and shot it at home in window light. The backdrop is a Tesco re-useable bag which I placed behind. Flowers not being my forte and there being lots of fabulous photographers of them out there, any pointers would be greatfully received.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2013 - 1:28 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:0.6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Stitchwort
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:5 Jun 2013 - 6:28 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Stitchwort
Votes:26
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 6:50 AM

Well composed nice image.

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 7:13 AM

Nice image Al , dof is good as is the lighting , like the canvas texture the back gives , so much better than just a colour , there is not much you can't turn your camera skills to ( except pictures of Newcastle that is Tongue) stay cool Kel

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

Nicely done Al, it looks like it needs a tighter crop losing some of the stem and a little texture overlay ....I'm only basing this on images I've seen on EPZ which have worked for me, otherwise lovely colours and dof Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:50 AM

Doesn't look quite the same with an orange Sainsburys plaggy carrier behind! I like your arrangement, and you've actually got a black border which encloses the flower well but this has disappeared on the EPZ black!! I'll be interested to see the advice you get from the flower experts (and shall be taking notes GrinGrin). In the meantime I had a play with a texture and uploaded a mod.

Dave

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:59 AM

I like this photo, Al - creative use of the Tesco bag, too!
I also like Dave's modification.

Richard

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JohnChambersPhotography

I do like the textured finish would have liked to see the black border on a different BG I agree with Dave the black border encloses the flower nicely, like Daves mod also.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 11:21 AM

Lovely work.

Ken

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 1:15 PM

Its a great capture Al... hadn't realised you were ill... are you on the mend?

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 5:58 PM

Thanks Dr Sharma, Kel, Jeremy, Dave, Richard, John, Ken and Mark! Didn't expect so many responses. I've changed the background now. Thanks for the mod Dave, I like the textural overlay which works nicely as Jeremy predicted.


Quote: Its a great capture Al... hadn't realised you were ill... are you on the mend?

Thanks Mark, just had an operation last week but on the mend now! First day back at work tomorrow. Sad

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 9:30 PM

Well done Al for stepping out of the comfort zone. I really like the BG in this shot. Enjoy work tomorrow Tongue

Rod

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2013 - 5:56 AM

Hah, cheers Rod! Grin

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 - 11:51 AM

Great image

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