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Stargazer Lilly

By Gregoir  
I wasn't expecting much from this bulb when I planted it but ..............

Tags: Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

Voters: morpheus1955, JustDucky, PhillipMinnis


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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
16 May 2011 12:52AM
A very vibrant lily filling the frame with colour. I noticed your aperture was f/2.8 which is going to give a shallow DOF and this has resulted in only the tips of the petals and stamens being in focus. I would prefer to see more of the bloom in focus, esp. when the whole flower is captured, and it would be worth repeating the shot at around f/13 t0 16: this would need a longer shutter speed and a tripod might be necessary. And of course being outdoors, wind could then be a factor to take into consideration. Try a variety of settings for comparison. Hope you don't feel I am interfering too much, Greg.
Regards, Ronnie.

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PhillipMinnis 5 94 4 Australia
16 May 2011 1:02AM

Quote:A very vibrant lily filling the frame with colour. I noticed your aperture was f/2.8 which is going to give a shallow DOF and this has resulted in only the tips of the petals and stamens being in focus. I would prefer to see more of the bloom in focus, esp. when the whole flower is captured, and it would be worth repeating the shot at around f/13 t0 16: this would need a longer shutter speed and a tripod might be necessary. And of course being outdoors, wind could then be a factor to take into consideration. Try a variety of settings for comparison. Hope you don't feel I am interfering too much, Greg.
Regards, Ronnie.



Yes, I agree with Ronnie, Greg....the image is, to put it plainly, IMHO, out of focus where it should be. I am in no way meaning to be condescending or derogatory....just helpful! The colours are wonderful, and you've composed the image nicely!


Cheers

Phil
JustDucky 4 8 Canada
16 May 2011 1:05AM
the colour is great and the texture is quite visible, keep shooting
Tammy
16 May 2011 1:19AM
Thanks for the advice Ronnie, It definitely lacks somewhat towards the centre but I will definitely be working on longer exposures. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

GregSmile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
18 May 2011 12:44AM
Just popped back for another viewing: glad you did not take offence.
Regards, ronnie.

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