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A photo of a stitchwort taken in my local woods. This is the first time I've done any flower photography and am still learning the ropes so any advice would be great.

Cheers for looking...

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:70 - 300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Stitchwort
Username:richardwheel richardwheel
Uploaded:16 Apr 2007 - 8:22 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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MandsH
MandsH e2 Member 7MandsH vcard England
16 Apr 2007 - 8:26 AM

This is a great shot - I can't believe it's your first attempt at flower photography. Keep up the good work as this is beautiful
Mandy

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dazzaman
dazzaman e2 Member 8630 forum postsdazzaman vcard England
16 Apr 2007 - 8:26 AM

this looks fine to me richard,good control of depth of field. some nice colour as well.its got a nice soft feel too it.

daz Smile

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 8:32 AM

thanks for leaving comments guys

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Tony_M
Tony_M e2 Member 10342 forum postsTony_M vcard England
16 Apr 2007 - 8:36 AM

An excellent start to flower photography. You have retained detail throughout the main flower head, and included enough of the main plant in the background to add interest and context. Good exposure and soft lighting too, without any harsh shadows.

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 964 forum postschris-p vcard England
16 Apr 2007 - 8:52 AM

Looks fine to me too...even lighting through out makes the image stand out

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Mike Gray
Mike Gray e2 Member 10382 forum postsMike Gray vcard United Kingdom
16 Apr 2007 - 9:08 AM

Like it Richard,
Great for a first flower post.

Mike

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 9:09 AM

If this is your first attempt then I'm really looking forward to anyhing to follow!.
This is superb.

Phil_j

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11255 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 9:09 AM

I went looking for something like this yesterday morning. Was obviously looking in the wrong place!!

Lovely DOF, and colours, cracking first attempt. Seems you don't have a lot to learn!!

Martin

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 9:15 AM

Cheers guys,

I'm finding it's more rewarding doing these kind of photos than landscapes at the moment, but I do have a lot to learn (you should of seen the bin folder!)

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 9:15 AM

Beautiful mate, great DoF and a fine composition too Wink

Paul

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 10:40 AM

your DOF is spot on!

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stevebutler
stevebutler e2 Member 10122 forum postsstevebutler vcard England
16 Apr 2007 - 2:22 PM

An HC isn't bad for your first effort Richard. Well deserved too...A lovely shot, great detail and a well controlled DOF.

Steve!

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
16 Apr 2007 - 2:33 PM

much better dof and bg colours than in mine experiment..........

Though yours isn´t experiment, I see!

Jouko

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 2:38 PM

cheers guys, and thanks pete for the HC - nice confidence boost that I'm doing it right!

rich

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Duffstella
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16 Apr 2007 - 2:59 PM

Congratulations on HC this looks beautiful. Well worth the trips out.

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richardwheel
richardwheel e2 Member 9217 forum postsrichardwheel vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 3:07 PM

cheers wifey, off out again tonight to see if I can do some more (if it doesn't rain).

rich

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dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 4:02 PM

Another beauty..this is such a pretty flower..very delicate.Your presentation makes all the difference.
Di

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Blenkinsopp
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16 Apr 2007 - 4:47 PM

don't think you need any advice as this is a beautiful image

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Duffstella
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16 Apr 2007 - 5:29 PM

Well Good Luck, looks a bit grey out of the window but you never know....see ya soon

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12355 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 6:12 PM

Not a lot of help needed here Richard, this is very good indeed.

An HC too, well done.

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 9:30 PM

Super sharp, wonderful DoF.
Jon

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2007 - 11:13 PM

Just wonderful, a great first flower shot and an HC to go with it, what advice can you possibly need?

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andytvcams
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17 Apr 2007 - 12:35 PM

Have an RC to go with your HC.

Andy...

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blackforce
blackforce e2 Member 982 forum postsblackforce vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:17 PM

Good bit of DOF work, considering this was taken with a 70-300 lens Smile

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