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A red gerbera today.


Some may criticise the inclusion of the flower stem in this one but having tried different crops I decided to include it in the frame as I felt that the flower head needed an "anchor" ( the majority of the image being out of focus ). Again the droplet reflects/magnifies an area of the gerbera.


Thanks for looking,


Jane

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2011 - 7:29 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/2.5
Shutter Speed:0.5sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Scarlet Solitude
Username:JanieB43 JanieB43
Uploaded:27 May 2011 - 8:49 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Janieb43, Macro, Red gerbera, Water droplet
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sophis
sophis  7136 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 8:55 AM

This is a stunning shot and I agree with the need for the flower stem because of the angle it was taken from and the dof.

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HowieR
HowieR  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 8:58 AM

Great technique. I personally might prefer the stem cloned out.
Lovely image either way

Howie

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sonsdad
sonsdad e2 Member 7sonsdad vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 9:03 AM

I like this shot, the stem adds support to the flower and shows the DOF off to its best advantage.

Last Modified By sonsdad at 27 May 2011 - 9:04 AM

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 9:40 AM

You are so good at these, Jane, and this one is no exception: the inclusion of the flower stem is absolutely fine.
Ronnie.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 490 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 9:43 AM

I really loved your "scarlet symphony" but this is even better. Magnificent image

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HectorRivera
HectorRivera e2 Member 6HectorRivera vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 1:55 PM

Great macro, stunning color, excellent focal point

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tressypittkerby

Amazing dof. Beautifully captured and presented. Smile

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maggieh
maggieh  5 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 - 5:35 PM

I think you need the flower stem to pull the composition together. A wonderful image and the colour sings!
maggie

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DaveMead
DaveMead  4 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 10:12 PM

Wonderful colour!
Dave

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CherryMartin
28 May 2011 - 4:22 AM

awesome shot.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2011 - 11:05 AM

Personally the stem helps to anchor the image, so I would rather have it in than out.
Gorgeous colours
Helen

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