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1 Mar 2009 10:07PM
Lovely image, spring is on the way.
Jan

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iancatch 12 4 45 England
1 Mar 2009 11:19PM
Probably the best of the three uploads, but the background is too distracting and some of the definition of the group is lost. Putting a dark bg behind or changing the side you shoot from to include a darker back ground would help. I know this is not always easy so in my shots I picked a couple anchored them with a clothes peg out of shot and placed a black sheet of card behind them. I then shot them in natural light from the dining room window. I know this may not be the natural habit and beauty that you have tried to capture here but it shows these little fellows off superbly.

Hope you dont mind the comments and feel free to visit my attempts and return the critique.

Ian
maryg 10 66 18 Scotland
1 Mar 2009 11:37PM
Like Ian I also put a black mounting board behind a snow drop to get rid of the distracting background , unlike him I didn't peg any poor snowdrops down but maybe I was lucky with the clump I picked. However I do like this little gropu in their natural habitat complete with those lovely green spikes. I think I might have considered cropping off the top to just above the snowdrops. Mary9Loke Ian feel free to look at mine and give it a critique.
mary
davecar 13 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 10:45AM
There's me wondering about the fore ground thinking that it was distracting, But I see your point about the position of the snow drops in the back ground. I like both you images with the black back grounds but for me it's more like a studio shot I prefer to take my images in the out doors with the flowers in a natural enviroment.Thanks for the critique it puts another view point
ketch 11 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
9 Mar 2009 2:48PM
Dave - this is certainly the best upload of the three and I think an excellent effort - good pov, interesting dof and good detail - but the background for me is a little distracting (not the fg mind that gives context and interest).

You could just try blurring the bg that way keeping away from the studio shot, retaining some outdoors context but also possibly loosing some of the distracting bg detail.

Just a thought.

Best wishes

Robert
davecar 13 3 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 9:20PM
Thanks for all the comments

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