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Photo of a flower in our back garden planter.
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No a bad close up by any means, but the in-camera cropping seems a bit out.
Whilst it is fine to crop out part of the flower in order to get closer you have left in some of the background - and this distracts somewhat.
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Hello, Andrea. A lovely bright and cheerful flower with good detail, dof and texture. Since you were going in so close on this one, you could easily have placed some plain card behind it so that you had a nice clean background. You've captured the centre nicely, and have offset it in the frame rather than placing it centrally. There is a petal intruding into the bottom of the frame which is very distracting and tends to spoil what is otherwise a good macro image. I wonder if it bent up into your frame as you went in close with your camera? When taking flower macros, you have to always be aware of any other leaves, buds, etc. that may intrude into your image. Peg them back or do a bit of pruning. They can throw the picture out of focus and spoil the end result. I think you are doing well, keep up the good work.
Thank you to you both. I will remember these tips when photographing Flowers. I need to slow down before taking the shot. It's too easy to take loads of photos without thinking when you are faking photos on a whim and without a purpose.
Digital is great, but it does make you lazy. You needed the centre of the flower more to the right and the bottom crop is a little severe. If you have time just scan your eye round the viewfinder and think - is this righ.
The great advantge of digital is that it is free, so shoot several differnt compositions.
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