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Thought id brighten up with a flower today, a bunch of roses, i know some of you dont like the big border, but i do!

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Lens:none
Title:Roses
Username:Maddie Maddie
Uploaded:15 Aug 2005 - 6:36 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2005 - 6:39 PM

Beautiful cluster, nice detail and color, well done! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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mikears
mikears  1086 forum posts Canada
15 Aug 2005 - 6:52 PM

Very nice colour and crop

Mike

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 - 7:37 PM

That lovely colour works well with the black border Maddie.

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edcadena
edcadena  9
15 Aug 2005 - 8:24 PM

Well done.

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sandyb
sandyb  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 - 9:41 PM

superb well done love the lighting. sandyb

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2005 - 10:14 PM

good one Maddie, i like the matching frame as well!
Keith.

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 - 10:17 PM

nice one Maddie.The border suits it

dven

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
15 Aug 2005 - 10:18 PM

beautiful colours and presentation. very nice shot

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2005 - 11:29 PM

Good colour, nice collection that fill the frame well.

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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 - 11:37 PM

Looks fabulous Maddie - gorgeous colour blooms.

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christabella
christabella e2 Member 10133 forum postschristabella vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 12:21 AM

lovely bright colours
Christine

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jacquienewsham
16 Aug 2005 - 12:25 AM

great colours and presentation.
click samantha

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 12:30 AM

Lovely colour, lighting and composition, well presented!
Charlotte

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 12:32 AM

Hi maddie, wonderful picture! great colours and love the simple but very effective frame! wonderful
vinny

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KatieR
KatieR  106197 forum posts6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 12:48 AM

I can see why you chose the subject - the colour is unusual and there is lots of interesting line and form - but I think the crop is perhaps too severe.
The proportions of the border to the picture give it the unfortunate appearance of a table mat. That really was my first reaction when I saw it, I'm afraid - we must have had some like this when I was little!
There is nothing wrong with a frame per se, but sometimes they become more important than the image if you let them and I think maybe this is the problem that I see here.
I would be interested to see some different treatments of the same subject.
Hope that is of interest.

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 1:14 AM

Hi Maddie , that is beautiful and the frame enhances the presentation .Smashing
Mike

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shitzkit
shitzkit  10147 forum posts
16 Aug 2005 - 1:29 AM

fantastic shot

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 1:33 AM

Really beautiful Maddie.

Mark.

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 2:03 AM

Love it, border an' all!

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Gary_Williams
16 Aug 2005 - 2:09 AM

Nice tones and colours. Lovely shot.

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georg
georg e2 Member 9georg vcard South Africa
16 Aug 2005 - 3:11 AM

Beautiful picture. Just lovely.
Georg

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 4:12 AM

I like the photo Maddie, I honestly think the frame is slightly too broad, (IMO). However there does seem to be a lot of people who like it and haven't metioned it, so it could just be me Smile
Mo

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karthik_soumya
16 Aug 2005 - 5:18 AM

Hiya Maddie! Looks like an oppurtunity missed. I agree with Mo on the border. Nevertheless, the roses are fantastic in terms of colour and the composition is excellent. Cropped well. Just that frame...

Regards,
Karthik.

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Portknockie
16 Aug 2005 - 5:50 AM

Beautiful work..Love the colours and framing..Smile

DonSmile

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PhillsPhotography

nice shot well done

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LenLamb
LenLamb  11105 forum posts
16 Aug 2005 - 6:30 AM

You'll have to start a new site called 'eBORDERzine' Maddie!

Smile

Len

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 6:34 AM

lol, len

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 6:35 AM

thank you everyone, just looked three out of twenty nine dont like the border len so i put that down to personal preference!

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bexter
bexter  999 forum posts Scotland
16 Aug 2005 - 6:45 AM

Lovely shot, great colours and detail of the petals. Think I like it with the border but prob also without, either way - love the composition of the roses!

Becky

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LenLamb
LenLamb  11105 forum posts
16 Aug 2005 - 6:57 AM

Not a fair analysis Maddie!

How many other people commenting on your shots without the big border say they wish it had one?

Smile

Len

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Ruggieru
Ruggieru  9 Malta
16 Aug 2005 - 7:15 AM

Excellent shot. Regarding the border, as long as you are happy with it there should be no problem. Personally I think that it is a bit too big but that is just my taste. With a big or small border it is still a fantastic shot. Well done!

Chris

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jeffa
jeffa  932 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 7:17 AM

Maddie & Len - I think perhaps the word border is the wrong word. Pehaps we should be calling it a FRAME. I like this picture very much but, being fairly close cropped, shot I don't think it would work without some kind of edge. At the end of the day I would hang this on my wall, but not without a frame, so I think Maddie is right to frame the shot, but it is dowm to personal taste. As for eBorderzine, this comment could apply to a huge number of people on this site, some of whom frame every shot. I am guilty of framing some of my shots if I think they need it.
So at the end of the day we are not here to argue over whether we should use borders or not, if we don't like a shot because of its frame/border fair enough, but we all have thr right to present our pictures as we see fit without having to endure srcastic, non productive comments. Better to say nothing!
Click for the shot Maddie.
Jeff

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 7:26 AM

thanks everyone

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lizziew
lizziew  9
16 Aug 2005 - 7:27 AM

nice one maddie i like the frame/border i always thinks it finishes a pic off but each to ther own lol........liz

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 7:57 AM

In response to Jeff, who suggests "it's better to say nothing", I disagree. If people think the border is heavy...and in this example I do tend to agree with Katie about the table mat appearance...they should be able to say so without being accused of sarcasm. I feel the comment was productive and the photographer has the right to agree or not.
Back to the photo. I think it's just the thin line that creates that classic "table mat" look. Take that out and the border/frame is much stronger.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 9:01 AM

ever feel like your being watched! lol people pay alot of money for table mats like this!i did say in the write up that i like the big border as i know some dont, but not everyone reads peoples write ups, never mind i like it and so do the majority that have commented. I dont think any harm was meant in the comment,and len we are talking about todays frame not the other pics so i would say it was a fair analysis.you cant do a photo to suit everyones taste, you have to start with what you like first, and hope it pleases others, no offense taken

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 9:28 AM

I have my eyes on everyone... lol. Just try it without the orange strip Maddie...so much better Wink

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evelen
evelen  9 England
16 Aug 2005 - 10:10 AM

beautiful roses i like the border.
eve.

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S_Ten
S_Ten  9
16 Aug 2005 - 10:46 AM

I think it's great Maddie - and I like the border. The colour is beautiful and I think the border emphaises how delicate it is.

Sue

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jeffa
jeffa  932 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 11:13 AM

Pete it,s not whether one likes the border or not that I see as unnescessary sarcasm, as I said originaly to frame or not to frame is a personal thing as is the right to like it or not, and I defend Lens right to do that - it's the "eBorderzine" comment that is unproductive and unnessecary! Hope that straightens out my point for you.
Jeff

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LenLamb
LenLamb  11105 forum posts
16 Aug 2005 - 11:53 AM

Oh dear! When people start calling my gentle leg-pulling 'Sarcasm' things are a little silly. Just have a quick peep at my latest two uploads. It is Fun and Humour for me not Sarcasm.

I am reassured however that at least Maddie indicates she appreciates that, probably from our previous jousting. Her first reaction was LOL!

No point in prolonging this debate I feel, unless Jeff still has his problems, but it was fun to receive Pete's support. He has had to put up with my "Sarcasm" against himself significantly in the past, so that was a nice surprise.

Smile

Len

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LAF
LAF  111735 forum posts
16 Aug 2005 - 12:05 PM

Pleasing subject and interesting colours. Shame about the border, have to agree with the placemat thing. Still like it though.

Lee.

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ejtumman
ejtumman  102756 forum posts England
16 Aug 2005 - 12:13 PM

Border aside...... its not to my taste either and rather over-powering.... lets concentrate on the photo....

When you look at the picture, your eye gets drawn to the rose in the top left of the frame as this is the only "complete" flower-head. Unfortunately, that head isn't in focus.... the one to the bottom right is and half of it isn't there. Its a very confussing shot to look at.

Is this a crop of a much larger image? If it is, move the crop down and to the right.... thst way you will get more of the in-focus rose in shot, making it much more pleasing to look at.

If not.... can you choose which focus point you use on your camera? On some cameras you can choose one of up to 7 different points, which helps when you are composing your shot.

Nice bright colours though.... and I'm sure we had some table mats like this too!!!

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nolongeramember
16 Aug 2005 - 12:40 PM

absolutely beautiful maddie love the prespective of shot .. stunning work

nikki

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2005 - 12:49 PM

Lovely shot,nice detail and colour.
Pete.

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
16 Aug 2005 - 3:32 PM

I like the soft rich color and all the curves of the petals.This is very well done.

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JimmyR
JimmyR  9 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 - 11:39 PM

a gorgeous colourful flower...guess its hard to please eveyone but I like it!

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ivana_kusman
21 Aug 2005 - 4:33 PM

the colour is unusual & the crop is very good
well done
nice shot

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Aug 2005 - 1:49 PM

Great colours and detail. Well presented Maddie!

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Meg
Meg  9393 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2005 - 1:32 AM

x.................
You keep doing what you do x

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2005 - 4:07 AM

could someone please tell me who has deleted the comments made on this photo please!as much as it has caused some debate i wonder why certain comments are still there! If it is still causing problems for you then delete the whole lot, its a bit late in the day to start changing things around, dont you think! the problem started before the comments that have actually been removed. I would like to know who has made the decision on the chosen few left, there is now only half a debate and i dont like what has been left as there is no explanation as to what was going on!...maddie

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2005 - 4:07 AM

repeated twice by accident, im sure once is enough!

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