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Sunlit Agapanthus

By butterflydiva72    
I was strolling by the lake with my kids and their grandma over Christmas and decided to try something a little different. Hope you like it.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Rock, digital_boi, Briwooly and 13 more

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16 Jan 2012 11:16AM
good whites and detail

Graham GrinGrinGrin
16 Jan 2012 10:16PM
Thanks a bunch GrahamGrin
Ayoob 11 Australia
19 Jan 2012 5:02AM
Great macro shot and beautiful detail.............Grin
19 Jan 2012 5:14AM
Thank you Ayoob!Grin
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 9:04AM
Very nice.

19 Jan 2012 9:07AM
Thank you Ken Smile
MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
19 Jan 2012 1:46PM
As an impromptu shot that was taken on the spur of the moment it's not a bad first effort. On first looking at it however, the first thing that grabbed my attention was the out of focus petal on the left hand side, then my eyes were drawn towards the stamen, however all but one are out of focus. My eyes then moved up to the petal above the stamen that is in focus and this then led me to the green item on the right of the shot which is out of focus.
I'm not too sure what is meant to be the subject, either the whole flower or just the stamen or the petals. If it's the whole flower you needed a bigger depth of field, probably by using a slower shutter speed. The light may have been good enough to just slow the speed down, otherwise you needed to increase the ISO or use a tripod which would allow you to use a slower speed without blurring. If it was a perticular part of the flower such as the stamen you probably needed to reduce the depth of field by increasing the shutter speed and focusing on the particular item that you wanted as the subject. I would suggest the stament are the most intersting bits.
Hope this helps, welcome to EPZ and keep the shots coming.

19 Jan 2012 7:41PM
Most helpful Malcom, Thank you. Yes it was the stamen I wanted in focus, and the petals I didnt care too much about. To me it doesnt matter what petals are in or our of focus, as long as the stamen is in focus, thats the focus for me. However I am still learning and when I am in a position to purchase a better camera, thats where Ill shine. The camera I have is helping my with composition and framing and the basics mainly Smile

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