Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Lillies

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

New PortraitPro 12 SALE + 10% OFF code EPZROS814
Add Comment

I like this picture I took it at Batemans on the pond I think it has come out quite well.

Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:17/85 focal 85 tv 1/500 av 5.6 -1/3 exposure iso 200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Lillies
Username:supervm2 supervm2
Uploaded:24 Jun 2010 - 12:59 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Lillies, Lilly, Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating 100 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 3:49 PM

It appears that the focus of the shot was on the leaves preceding the two lilies since the detail seems sharper there Smile it might just be me but it looks like the two lilies are caught out on no mans land somewhere between the sharp foreground and the blurred background Smile, i believe the shot would have been better if the focus point was shifted from the leaves in the foreground to the two lilies in the middle..

hope this helps

Cheers

Prabh

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 8:44 PM

Hello, Peter. Prabh is right, the focus is at the bottom, on the leaves, buds and water there. I'm sorry to be negative because you say you thought it had come out well, but there is very little detail in the two main white lilies, centre and left. I hope you have the opportunity to try this again, and would suggest filling your frame with the lilies, leaving out the water in the top background, and trying to get at least one or two of the flowers focused on and sharp. It's a good idea to keep your exposure down, as you did here, because the whites can easily burn out and lose detail. Attempt the picture at a time when the sun is not intense, as that will assist too.
Pamela.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.