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By AnnaBanana  
I've started a Project365, challenging myself to take a photo every day. This is one of my shots. I wanted to play with a mono conversion as I wasn't keen on the lurid orange of the petals, and I liked how the detail on the stem stood out this way. I think I cropped a bit too tightly at the top of the frame, but it's something to work on Smile

Thank you very much for the votes and comments on yesterday's upload; I really appreciate them. Enjoy your Saturday, and thanks for looking Smile

Tags: General Black and white Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: RobboB, whatriveristhis, phillG and 30 more

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RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 8:37AM
I agree, this works really well in mono
4 Jan 2014 9:09AM
At close range f/11 isn't going to get everything sharp, but from your description I guess that isn't what you were after.
It's a nice conversion, though I agree the crop's a bit tight.
If you don't object to a bit of "critique" ( I appreciate you didn't request it, so my apologies if it's unwelcome )...I would suggest that the subject would have been better placed in the right hand side, leaning into the frame. Having the subject leaning out of the frame creates a tension, which although slight, doesn't seem appropriate here. Also, as the eye has a tendency to read from left to right, having something on the right, in any image, acts as a "stop," and prevents the eye from "falling off" the edge of the frame.
There, I've finished pulling it to bits.Grin

AnnaBanana 15 119 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 9:25AM
Thank you Alan - I'm always grateful for constructive feedback such as that Smile I guess I just try sometimes to break the "rules", but I know it doesn't always work Smile I appreciate you taking the time to help me!
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 9:40AM
Works very well in mono

Hope you have a worthwhile and fruitful day AnnaWink

4 Jan 2014 10:20AM
Works well in mono, Anna.

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
4 Jan 2014 10:57AM
I liked this picture, Anna.
A good display of the normally unseen parts of this flower.
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
4 Jan 2014 1:13PM
I'm glad you caught this gerb from this angle, Anna. I've always found the backs of gerberas very photogenic. Same goes for the calyxes of hibicuses. Excellent detail you've got on Think it's a calyx here too, ya?

Andrew Smile
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
4 Jan 2014 1:35PM
Very attractive image Anna.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
GBauer 10 Venezuela
4 Jan 2014 3:15PM
Una presentación perfecta.
JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
4 Jan 2014 8:43PM
Good to see a different from usual flower image. I like the texture in the stem. Further to Alan's critique, I wonder if a square format would be worth considering?
Good for you for setting a target of at least one photo a day for a year.
Superb skies in your portfolio.SmileSmileSmileSmile
I'll have make an effort to go to St. Mary 's, but I'm definitely not a morning person!Sad


prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
5 Jan 2014 3:21AM
A color version pl.
5 Jan 2014 2:48PM
Wishing you success with Project 365, I look forward to seeing the results !!

marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2014 9:43PM
Good luck with the 365, a fab start. Yes possibly you did crop a little tight, but the light is glorious. Very nice Anna.
Potra 8 Venezuela
6 Jan 2014 2:03AM
This is a lovely shot, Anna!

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