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sandyb 12 34 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 12:15AM
Oh Kathy this is superb. I love the presentation and the colours well done sandyb

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Dennie 12 260 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 12:18AM
I think you've captured it perfectly,And its been really well presented. Denise x
Casper 11
4 Apr 2005 12:24AM
this is gorgeous
love the tones, details and the finishing
Excellent job!!!
johnjrp 12 432 5 Australia
4 Apr 2005 12:24AM
I am certainly no close up specialist. If you intend the outer parts of the flower to be out of focus, fine. If not I suggest you use a smaller apperture. I actually like it the way it is. click. John
4 Apr 2005 12:28AM
this is very successful, elegant & beautifull, great detail & colour, overall stunning! with very elegant presentation *Click

Smile Shelley
4 Apr 2005 12:32AM
Beautiful, wonderful colour, composition and detail. Excellent work.
4 Apr 2005 12:43AM
Lovely soft photo. Captures the essence of the flower. Well done
clairabella 12 92 Austria
4 Apr 2005 12:46AM
Looks so lovely and soft, I want to reach out and touch it.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
4 Apr 2005 12:47AM
If you want to capture the softness you'll need to lose the shadows.

Try propping the flower upright and away from the background to allow the shadow to dissipate before it finds a surface. I use a menu holder like you find in cafes and the like, the ones where only an inch or so of the menu is supported. Put the stem into this and it should hold it up without getting into the picture.

You could then try just focusing on one part of the flower and using an aperture like f4 to throw the rest out of focus.
gemeit 12 78 Scotland
4 Apr 2005 12:48AM
Nice composition and tones
gemm 12 800 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 1:26AM
Great shot! Looks very soft. No, not the image, the flower! Wink
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 1:27AM
You have good feedback on how to improve the shot so I will simply say how much I like what you have done. I do feel a little more space top left would strengthen the composition (but thats personal taste I know)

4 Apr 2005 1:39AM
Its smashing Kathy, you've got some good advice too, only one thing with this, and its a personal point, is I find it too tightly cropped at the top. You've got some lovely lighting there. K.
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 1:55AM
I think you have done a lovely job of this. A little too close to the border on the top but I like the overall presentation. Well done.
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 2:10AM
Oh Yeah....Absolutely Awesome...the large version is a must...well done
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 2:24AM
Nice shot, the top petal is a little close to the top of frame. I like the focus on the hairs. Well done.
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 2:24AM
A beautiful picture, wonderful colours and compoition.

KathyW 13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
4 Apr 2005 2:40AM
Thank you for v. helpful feedback.
Cheryl - great idea with the menu holder, I'd totally overlooked the shadows...
Agree about the tight crop too - I really need to take a bit more care setting up shots like this.

Thanks again

Kathy Smile
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
4 Apr 2005 3:32AM
great close up, beautiful detail
whipspeed 12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 3:58AM
Beautiful shot, captures the delicacy of this flower perfectly. Just slightly too close a crop on top but otherwise lovely.
shane 12 7 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2005 5:59AM
Excellent image

Love the whole presentation

User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
4 Apr 2005 7:24AM
Superb Kathy. Just so delicate...

daviewat 13 4.1k Scotland
4 Apr 2005 7:44AM
Stunningly delicate to admire.

foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
4 Apr 2005 12:07PM
This is a really nice shot Kathy,the composition is good and the light and shadows are excellent.Lovely detail showing the fine hairs and good colour too. Click.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
7 Apr 2005 4:04PM
Really lovely . The hairs stand out so well .Other people have given good advice.Beautiful colours . I'd hang this one on my wall and feel proud of it . x
steve5452 12 15 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 12:17PM
Wow a picture that looks soft and comforting. Excellent. [:o)

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