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Hyacinth 2

By AngelaR
Following on from Christmas Eve, here is another shot of the hyacinths. Focus on the fg bloom to try dof.

Comments and crits welcome.

Tags: Flowers Flowers and plants Hyacinth

Voters: sunshot, aitchbrown, jeanette and 6 more

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sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2005 11:14PM
i can almost smell it. lovely shot well done
26 Dec 2005 12:25AM
Another good one Angela. Pleased to see your hyachinths stayed upright..

jeanette 17 9 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2005 1:03AM
The dof works well. I keep thinking it needs to be a bit lighter, I've done a quick mod for you, not sure it's any better though.
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
26 Dec 2005 3:44AM
Nice one Angela,good dof,shapes,detail,lighting and exposure.Superb composition.Take care.AnnSmile
26 Dec 2005 8:04AM
Really shows the waxyness of petals, I never seem to get organised enough to plant them..
All the best
AngelaR 16 155 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2005 11:34AM
Many thanks to you all for the ideas and comments.
pingo 16 2
27 Dec 2005 4:16AM
Nice picture, good dof etc,

I'm not sure that Jeanette is right to say that the photo is dark but it is slightly "flat". Another light source to create some bright highlights and caste some darker shadows might help.

This would primarily affect the foreground flower making it stand out even more from the background (and so enhancing the feeling of depth that you have already created).

Hope you had a nice Christmas.


by the way I DO feel sheepish offering you advice when your work consistently scores a lot more highly than mine!
AngelaR 16 155 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2005 10:49AM
Thanks very much Neil - your advice is most appreciated. Still tending to be a 'happy snapper' I fear, but it is a pleasure to have such wise counsel.
As usual I tend to rush things and try to get pics taken between the washing and ironing so to speak!! My NY resolution will be to take more time and trouble over positioning and lighting. I am sometimes bemused to see the 'c....' scores, though it is, of course, very flattering - but I'm not sure it is really always deserved!

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