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By almiles    
Bit of a change of subject for me but during the past week of enforced convalescence, I had to try subjects other than exertion-requiring landscapes. Stitchwort has been appearing on EPZ for weeks but it has only just bloomed here. I got a sample from the swathes on the river bank and shot it at home in window light. The backdrop is a Tesco re-useable bag which I placed behind. Flowers not being my forte and there being lots of fabulous photographers of them out there, any pointers would be greatfully received.

Tags: Stitchwort Flowers and plants

Voters: cabbie, S_Psharma, kel55 and 23 more

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
5 Jun 2013 6:50AM
Well composed nice image.

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kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 7:13AM
Nice image Al , dof is good as is the lighting , like the canvas texture the back gives , so much better than just a colour , there is not much you can't turn your camera skills to ( except pictures of Newcastle that is Tongue) stay cool Kel
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 7:14AM
Nicely done Al, it looks like it needs a tighter crop losing some of the stem and a little texture overlay ....I'm only basing this on images I've seen on EPZ which have worked for me, otherwise lovely colours and dof Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Jun 2013 8:50AM
Doesn't look quite the same with an orange Sainsburys plaggy carrier behind! I like your arrangement, and you've actually got a black border which encloses the flower well but this has disappeared on the EPZ black!! I'll be interested to see the advice you get from the flower experts (and shall be taking notes GrinGrin). In the meantime I had a play with a texture and uploaded a mod.

5 Jun 2013 8:59AM
I like this photo, Al - creative use of the Tesco bag, too!
I also like Dave's modification.

I do like the textured finish would have liked to see the black border on a different BG I agree with Dave the black border encloses the flower nicely, like Daves mod also.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 11:21AM
Lovely work.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 1:15PM
Its a great capture Al... hadn't realised you were ill... are you on the mend?
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 5:58PM
Thanks Dr Sharma, Kel, Jeremy, Dave, Richard, John, Ken and Mark! Didn't expect so many responses. I've changed the background now. Thanks for the mod Dave, I like the textural overlay which works nicely as Jeremy predicted.

Quote:Its a great capture Al... hadn't realised you were ill... are you on the mend?
Thanks Mark, just had an operation last week but on the mend now! First day back at work tomorrow. Sad
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
5 Jun 2013 9:30PM
Well done Al for stepping out of the comfort zone. I really like the BG in this shot. Enjoy work tomorrow Tongue

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 5:56AM
Hah, cheers Rod! Grin
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 11:51AM
Great image

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