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Bluebonnets: the State Flower Of Texas

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Central Texas and the surrounding areas are alive with bluebonnets in a good year. My wife & I drove over to Brenham in the spring of 2009 and I jumped out of the car to take this photo. It's not the best photo ever, but it shows the coming of spring and the spirit of the season.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S5700
Lens:standard zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Mar 2009 - 12:11 PM
Focal Length:11mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Bluebonnets: the State Flower Of Texas
Username:timduck timduck
Uploaded:26 Feb 2012 - 12:50 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 3:07 AM

Great colour and lovely old tree……..Jocelia

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2012 - 3:51 PM

This is nicely composed but looks a bit over-worked in editing -- the colours are rather saturated and it seems a bit contrasty. I'd prefer a gentler, more natural-looking interpretation of this beautiful scene. I'm also a little concerned by the lack of detail in most of the shot, but it's hard to say what caused that.

Composition is good and I'm not at all worried by the smaller tree on the left. In fact, I think it provides good balance for the larger tree. It's hard to say if it needs rotating or not but it's probably more obvious in your full resolution version where you can check whether the verticals of the house in the background are true. The main tree looks like it's at a natural angle but some of the foreground does look like it's leaning to the left. (But maybe it's just a slope and the grass is leaning in the wind, which is why you need to check the house.)

On a compact camera like this, aperture isn't really relevant, especially if you don't have much control over it. On a DSLR, f/4 would be too wide an aperture for landscape work but, with a small sensor and an 11mm focal length, it should provide more than enough depth of field for a shot like this.

Dave.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
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A decent pictorial record. I would level things up and desaturate just a touch - colours are a bit too vivid. Composition is good. A single bloom in the foreground, very sharp, would add a focal point.

Paul

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