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    A well-seen shot.

    I think this would have worked better with a slower shutter speed and a slightly smaller aperture: and letting the flowers move in the breeze during exposure.

    As it is, the wide-open aperture has not allowed sufficient depth of field for all the flowers to be sharp, though it has blurred the background nicely. My mod uses Adobe motion blur, which is a very poor substitute for hte lovely effect that real motion blur gives. Something like 1/15 second might be necessary - though far higher speeds would work if there's a real wind blowing.

    By the way - you use exactly the same text to describe each post. In this Gallery, it's normal to provide detailed suggestions and analysis, not just compliments. It would possibly be more helpful to critquers (and ultimately, to you) if you said what yo uwere aiming to od with each shot, and how well you thought you'd achieved it.

    The more work you put in, the more we will.

    • 2 May 2016 8:00PM
  • Bug Macro

    Given the difficulty of what you were doing, extension tube, manual focus, aperture stopping down and so on, it's worked brilliantly.

    I'm not quite sure if the focus is bang on the bee's eye, but it's close. Composition is sound, and background nice and simple. My only suggestion is to turn down the saturation a bit - it looks quite gaudy. (Though that may have been the reality...)

    Good work.
    • 2 May 2016 7:51PM

    This has worked really well - very good indeed.

    As originally posted, it looks less like an image of a flower, and more like some sort of alien starship reaching down to collect its crew. Pamela's mods are far more flower-like.

    Direct flash often doesn't work very well: here, its' very effective indeed, and brings out the water droplets nicely.
    • 2 May 2016 7:48PM
  • Lovely Lucy

    Hi, Vinny, and welcome to the Critique Gallery!

    You've been a member an awful long time, but it's been ages since you uploaded a picture. So welcoem back!

    It would be useful to have a bit more EXIF data here, but it's easy to see that you've done an excellent job, whatever sort of lighitng and camera settings you used.

    This is sharp, well exposed, and you've either arranged the background lighting perfectly, or pretty close and then processed well.

    Other than cropping tighter, I don't really see any options here, and the original crop is fine. It's centrally composed, but there's jsut enough asymmetry for it to work well.

    I hope you post some more pictures soon. This is good!
    • 2 May 2016 6:23PM
  • Moorhen Chick

    With apologies - I've uploaded the same mod twice.

    What I did was rotate two degrees anticlockwise, to straighten the picture. As it stands, it's tilted - you can always tell when the objects and reflections don't line up vertically.

    I also brightened the midtones a tiny bit.

    This is pretty sharp - but it's worth noting that you were shooting with the equivalent of an 800mm lens on a full frame camera, at 1/400 second. Even with the excellent Olympus IS system, that is wing-and-a-prayer territory. Even on a tripod, there's a real risk of subject movement...
    • 2 May 2016 4:00PM
  • Melbourne Cityscapes - Beach Umbrellas - Carrum Beach, Carrum, Melbourne, Australia

    Sorry I took so long to get to this repost....
    • 2 May 2016 3:55PM
  • Looking up

    Evocative - and some odd EXIF data there... Stop down, lower the shutter speed?
    • 2 May 2016 1:51PM
  • You haven't been a member for long, Laura, but you already seem to be someone to watch carefully - a series of thoughtful and beautiful pictures.

    I hope that you will be able to post pictures daily for a very long time to come. And I will enjoy every single one of them.
  • I keep finding pictures in yoru portfolio that make me insanely jealous... We live in the same world, but you see it far better than I do!

    Some of the very best, the most creative, the most emotionally engaging work on the site.
  • Simply, the most consistently brilliant and perceptive portfolio on Ephotozine.

    There are many good photographers on here. Some outstanding ones. But over the last few months, you've consistently posted work that is, in some sense, utterly alien, as well as being totally human.

    No pressure, truly. If you decided to stick to unprocessed pictures of used car dealers for the rest of your life, you have produced better work than I ever will: I suspect I speak for a lot of other members in saying this.
    • Posted on IsabelC's profile
    • 15 Jul 2015 6:45PM
  • Some lovely observations here - and all seen through a finely-tuned eye!
  • Marian -

    You have a rare talent, infusing every picture with emotion and resonance. You see the relationships between things and people, between thoughts and emotions, and yo ushare them through your pictures.

    Thank you.
    • Posted on Potra's profile
    • 1 Apr 2014 11:37AM
  • A portfolio that never disappoints. A long series of lovely views, beautifully shot.
  • I love Rhodes, and particularly Lindos.

    This portfolio reminds me why I want to go back there for another holiday - the warm sun, the ancient buildings, the friendly people and the lovely food and wine...

    George - you're so lucky to live there - and I am so glad you share the view!
  • Careful, hard-working and methodical. Beautiful and thoughtful results.
    • Posted on Chant57's profile
    • 3 Nov 2013 1:57PM
  • They say artists transform suffering into beauty.

    You are a true artist.
    • Posted on NDODS's profile
    • 24 Apr 2013 3:16PM
  • Some lovely, old-fashioned reportage here. Zappy colour and a lack of time and thought are popular these days: this is a wonderful antidote - especially from a young tog!