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Flower

By pure3000
First effort using my Benk porta studio.
Suggestions and comments welcome

Tags: Plant Flowers and plants Flower close up

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Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 12:33PM
You have selected a nice bloom for your shot but really I do feel it would have been better suspended by a small gauge wire, hidden out of site, because lying down does not show it off to its optimum Mark.

Again I don't know why you used f4 when the focus does not cover all of the bloom and additionally, with the subject lying down ther eis always gooing to be some part of your backing in sharp focus. So my suggestion is, suspend the bloom away from the background and suffcuiiently far away so that it will be out of fucus when an aperture of f5.6 is used. Then focus 1/3 the way in as you will get 1/3 before your selected focal point and 2/3 behind it.

I am guessing that you used a tripod given your shutter speed of 1/13sec.

Compositionally I feel that a square aspect ratio would suit this better so I have uploaded a mod to show you my idea.

Frank

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20 Jan 2013 2:33PM
Thanks for your comment, this is my first attempt at this type of shot so all you ideas will be taken on board. With regards to aperture and shutter speeds what do you recommend ?
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 5:35PM

Quote:Thanks for your comment, this is my first attempt at this type of shot so all you ideas will be taken on board. With regards to aperture and shutter speeds what do you recommend ?


I did suggest

"So my suggestion is, suspend the bloom away from the background and sufficiently far away so that it will be out of focus when an aperture of f5.6 is used. Then focus 1/3 the way in as you will get 1/3 before your selected focal point and 2/3 behind it."

frank
paulbroad 8 113 1021 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:03PM
Not sure what a Benk portable studio is. The light level must have been very low to need such a long shutter speed so not flash? Actually rather nice with good colour. The flower is looking very slightly left, so I would have had it at the right side of the frame rather than the left.

Paul
CaroleS Plus
6 414 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 1:28PM
A rather nice coloured bloom - I would have chosen anything between f5.6 and f11 depending on whether you wanted all the flower in focus or just selective focus on a specific part of it. As the flower is facing left I would have more space there for the flower to look into.
Carole

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