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Spring Medley

By Irishkate  
Modified by CombineZP
Snaphappyannie thought my Three Bottles with Anemones was too regimental
so today I've done a more haphazard group which I'd probably want to re group
but letting my hair down and await the comments!!!
Many thanks to you all for vs & cs for A Single Anemone.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVE -WHITEROSE1. 28th April
KateGrin

Tags: Bottles Flowers and plants Anemone Muscari Pansies White wall

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Apr 2013 10:12PM
Aw, thank you, Kate, but where's my white rose TongueGrinGrinGrin

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27 Apr 2013 10:12PM
Like it Kate fine work

Graham
27 Apr 2013 10:13PM
Gosh! What have I done, Kate? You've certainly gone in totally the other direction this time! Love the background - and the lighting is excellent. But - - less is usually more! Any one of your containers and flowers on their own would work well, I think! However, maybe just remove the brown bottle and yellow pansy? See how it obscures the blue bottle behind it? Also, consider separation between blooms? They are tending to "tangle up" in the middle a bit.
Hypercritical so-and-so, aren't I? Apologies if you think so - but it is offered in the spirit of "constructive" comment.
I am a huge admirer of your work - as you know!!

Love and kisses!!! xxxx
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Apr 2013 10:17PM
I think you tend to over sharpen--

Love the bottles you have been showing lately!
Paree 11 616 3
27 Apr 2013 10:52PM
What a beautiful composition,

love it

paree
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
28 Apr 2013 5:58AM
You have some wonderful bottles there, Kate, making a very pleasing still life. Carol
johnke 3 223 15
28 Apr 2013 5:59AM
Lovely detail in the whole image Kate and lots of color...John
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
28 Apr 2013 7:45AM
Do you collect old coloured bottles Kate,
I do like this image,but it's the little brown bottle I'm not sure about,
Maybe it would be much better without it.
Come on Kate please tell me to mind my own busines as it's your workWink
NettaSmile
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 8:22AM
Nicely done Kate
28 Apr 2013 9:20AM
I love this image, Kate - a beautiful still life!

Richard
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 9:32AM
A wonderful cacophony of differing shapes, forms and colour, which for me is somewhat to much to take in. Whilst your are a master at observing, composing and capturing beautiful simple arrangements, you have IMHO taken on a little too much. My eyes simply do not no where to start or end.

Sorry Kate, but as much as I love the concept the outcome falls way short of your photographic potential.

Regards Nathan Grin
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 10:05AM
You have a wonderful collection of bottles Kate and you have obviously taken time to consider your composition. How about trying just three of the bottles, if you wanted more of a group image. You have quite a few combinations you could try there against that white background.Smile So far I think your previous image is my favourite.
Hope you enjoyed your birthday.
Carole
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
28 Apr 2013 10:31AM
Lose some Kate, now too many bottles and not a point of focus. Background and base excellent.

Regards

Trev.
a well worked image,very classy.

billy
Bonvilston 5 61 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 10:58AM
I presume this is mostly a cut and paste image. I wouldn't have thought it until I saw how the light seems to come from different sides on different bottles.I actually think there is a place for crowded images and have no problem with that......peter
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 11:30AM
A great still life Kate, well composed but I agree the brown bottle and pansy seem a bit out of place and are covering the blue bottle.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
28 Apr 2013 12:27PM

Quote:Gosh! What have I done, Kate? You've certainly gone in totally the other direction this time! Love the background - and the lighting is excellent. But - - less is usually more! Any one of your containers and flowers on their own would work well, I think! However, maybe just remove the brown bottle and yellow pansy? See how it obscures the blue bottle behind it? Also, consider separation between blooms? They are tending to "tangle up" in the middle a bit.
Hypercritical so-and-so, aren't I? Apologies if you think so - but it is offered in the spirit of "constructive" comment.
I am a huge admirer of your work - as you know!!

Love and kisses!!! xxxx




You just can't please some folkSmileSmileSmile

Just joking, its always nice to get good honest advice and critique, to me the image looks great but who am I.

gary
Looks like the grand finale. Great one Kate.
A magic run well done. WesternRed.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Apr 2013 1:09PM
Tires: I think they would be for a race car---
BTW--- Pennsylvania is the Keystone State.
28 Apr 2013 3:11PM
A wonderful image Kate, lovely presentation. Great detail and nice colours Smile
Jan
Humblebee 4 1 England
28 Apr 2013 7:14PM
I always like to swim against the tide, Kate, I love your composition, it is very natural and even the brown bottle has its place, and I gave you my UA before I read any comments. Now await your next masterpiece ... Carol Grin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 1:12AM
Nice arrangement and I love the 'punchy' colours.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
1 May 2013 12:19AM
ok here is my two cents worth (mind you I know next too nothing about still lifes, flowers, bottels without juice, artificial light and let alone textures.. so i am pretty ignorant as to all the above stuff)
Like Carol I love disorderly flowers Smile so in principle I like it as it is.
BUT what happened to the left one, it has a line around it (yellow) and the other yellow one.. or is it a new pansy outboard model? Wink
And the rough plaster wall behind the white flower ain't much of a contrast, so a screen behind or more light on the white flower might have made it more easy to lift it against the background.
personally, I love bokeh and would just have gotten rid of the background all together by selective focus. But what do I know about table tops, I just take photos of stuff that is there.
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
1 May 2013 1:54PM
I'm liking this collection Kate,,very nice,

Aidan,,
silverfoxey 7 15 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:01AM
Great composition selection of this still life theme Kate. Nice job of your edit, with a super BG, not like some, but I have no problem with! I also like the colours which work well together. James Smile

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