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Abstarct Flower

By kevpt66
Tried to capture an abstract view of these flowers in this macro to try something different from your normal flower shot.

Tags: Specialist and abstract

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psu68 5 1 2 United States
3 Jun 2013 3:35PM
Everyone will see this image differently, but to my eyes, you are well on your way to success. Your image has great forms, colors and texture - the main ingredients of good abstracts. I think all of the water droplets are a little distracting to the purpose of the image - it would be better without them. Have a peek at this - it's a great tutorial and keep at it.

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 5:33PM
I couldn't resist reading the linked article from psu68, and if you read the part about abstract flower photography, you will realise that you have created a good image here. I like the way you have filled the frame with those lovely pastel shades.
It's the curves of the petals that add interest, as well as the fact that they are multi-coloured. For me, the droplets work well, serving to accentuate those curves. I like your use of selective focus, but would like the droplets to be more sharply in focus.
Also, I feel the image would benefit from having all of those dropletted curves within the frame (the bottom one is clipped). I suppose you could say that, being an abstract, it doesn't matter, but the eye follows those accentuated curves and the clipping hinders that for me.
In my first modification, I simply selectively sharpened the droplets. In my second, I tried a tighter crop.
paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 6:22PM
Interesting, but a bit too shallow for me. Some cross lighting would have added some twinkle to the water droplets then a touch more sharpening would lift the image quite a bit.

4 Jun 2013 1:15AM
Thanks for your comments very helpful

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