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Here is my offering for the macro challenge this month.
I went for a wander through the flowers about an hour ago in the garden and I liked this the most out of the bunch taken.

Tripod mounted the camera, ISO 100, 1/20s @ F/4.5, slightly overcast afternoon.

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Ef 100mm macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Up Close
Username:jeanie jeanie
Uploaded:27 Jun 2009 - 5:41 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
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Group Event:Critique Buddies June 2009 - 4
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jimmypaton
27 Jun 2009 - 5:43 PM

lovely image
jimmy

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 - 5:52 PM

A great macro
john

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KevinWalsham
27 Jun 2009 - 5:56 PM

wonderful image

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 6:29 PM

A very detailed macro, well captured. Carol

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 7:38 PM

Thanks Jimmy, John, Kevin and Carol.
Grin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 7:56 PM

Looks good to me, the flower itself is pretty spectacular when you see it so close, nature has all the best shapes and colours.

Dougie

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 7:57 PM

A fine macro shot.....



......fancy not knowing the name of the flower :-P

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elkiebrooks
27 Jun 2009 - 8:10 PM

A super image Jeanie. It looks liek the flower is exploding out of the frame.

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GrahamNobles
27 Jun 2009 - 8:53 PM

Great macro image, this.
Graham

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27 Jun 2009 - 9:44 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

DOF works well; emphasising the head of the flower. Just wonder if you had stopped down a bit more you may have got a bit more detail/focus on the head.

Crop-wise I think there are a couple options: 1) crop to put the head slap bang in the midle of the frame or 2) put the head in the 1/3rds.

Ian

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User_Removed
27 Jun 2009 - 11:15 PM

Lovely composition Jeanie!

Chris C

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Davestem
Davestem  7 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 - 8:19 AM

nice macro work
Dave

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camay  7116 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 11:01 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Crit Buddie (this is very new to me!)

This is a lovely image, and there's not a lot you can say crit wise. The colours are lovely, you've almost centred it, presumably to draw total attention to it and away from the rest of the flower. I've tried a mod to place it a little more off-centre, but I'm not sure it works either, you can tell me what you think. It's the light area at the top that drags my eye away from the flower centre.

Lynne

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HectorRivera
28 Jun 2009 - 3:23 PM

Nice shot

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v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

crit buddie

I like the central part of the image,sharp with strong colours.I find the outer areas of the image dont add anything.Maybe a tighter crop would concentrate more on the subject

Duncan

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 10:42 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like the starburst effect you have captured. I think a tighter crop would emphasise the head. I have uploaded a mod, I slightly adjusted levels and applied unsharp mask. I also cropped so the head is central. Overall a good macro image.

Stella

Last Modified By Artois at 29 Jun 2009 - 10:45 AM

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phaz99  626 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 2:09 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Crit Buddy

Lovely image, don't have much to say I am afraid! Agree with what the others have said about the positioning, and particularly like Stella's mod - think it looks better central and closer in. Really like the DOF on this and how only the centre is actually in focus.

Eleanor

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 3:37 PM

thanks everybody and thank you Crit Buddies for your thoughts on this and your mods.

Jeanie
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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 4:11 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great shot and nicely using the macro to present a different view of the subject. I would personally maybe just crop a little off the left, increase DOF a notch and have a slight angle on the head but all very minor preferences
Tim

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 11:11 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

funny thing Jeanie but when i looked at the thumb, it didnt look at all inspiring and yet when opened it becomes something else, that tiny depth of field focused in just the right place makes for a gorgeous detail.
i have to say though i would have been tempted to place things a bit off centre or crop to square.
i made up the 7th in the group at the last min by the way.
Phil

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2009 - 10:54 AM

Thank you Tim and Phil.
Your thoughts are appreciated.
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