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By Jaye
Well as this is my first attempt at both macro and flowers and after looking for months at all the beautiful flowers sites I think I will load it and then run as I guess the experts wouldn't even take a plain old Marigold but I don't have a garden and a lady gave me a few yesterday..Enjoy it if possible..Judith

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: Dee_licious1, Chant57, JoeConway and 33 more

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Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2006 11:16PM
Gorgeous colour and tones Judith. Well Done!
15 Apr 2006 11:18PM
Cracking detail and contrast of colours.
Nice lighting too.

Dee_licious1 15 23 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2006 11:21PM
Morning Judith,

I like the idea very much, but the lighting for me is too harsh. Was this taken in direct sunlight? if so, I would suggest that you diffuse the light hitting the flower by shielding it with something like greaseproof paper or tissue paper (so many things to choose from that are all cheap but not nasty). The DoF is spot on for me and blends into the background but not causing it to be a distraction.

The border is very nice and works with the flower and background. Presentation as a whole works well for me. Dare I say this ... try again using something to difuse the light, or wait until the sun is just coming up or going down so it is not so harsh.

Jaye 15 3
15 Apr 2006 11:29PM
Thanks for your comments all and for your advice and help Dee..Can't try again flower is
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2006 11:38PM
Wonderful colours and textures and superb dof Judith.

nickelstix 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2006 12:16AM
Very good first attempt ... looks like you have a bit of a knack there Smile well shot, composed and coloured. Nicki
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2006 12:28AM
lovely shot with great detail, well done.

jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
16 Apr 2006 12:47AM
Happy Easter, Judith.
Is this flower an Inhabitant of the "Gold Coast"? Must be. lol
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
16 Apr 2006 12:57AM
Hi Judith,good macro work,textures,dof and colour/tone.Why don't you try by using the same flower and play about with the lighting in photoshop and see if that can help,you will find it under filter,render and then the bottom.Take care.AnnSmile
User_Removed 18 39 6 Scotland
16 Apr 2006 2:06AM
Something to brighten all our days.

Luv Victor xx
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
16 Apr 2006 3:04AM
Nice one. I'd never have guessed it was a first effort. John
Rock 19 10 2 England
16 Apr 2006 4:01AM
This is one good shot !
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
16 Apr 2006 4:40AM
Nice detail and lighting, would consider showing more of the flower, but its a good shot, Spot on! Click!!!

Briwooly 15 454 6 England
16 Apr 2006 4:43AM
Nice one Judith super lighting
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
16 Apr 2006 4:44AM
Cracking detail and well taken in what looks like harsh light, perhaps try one with fill-in flash -not that I know anything about flower photography. CLIX
sputnki 16 10 Canada
16 Apr 2006 4:49AM
Well Judith, usually I avoid a centered composition, but the marigold has such a lovely round shape it really seems to suit it! Great detail and colour and a lovely background, I think you did a smashing job!

magda_indigo 17 418 England
16 Apr 2006 4:56AM
a lovely Macro, very sunny, thanx for that JOY, M, (*_*)
Jaye 15 3
16 Apr 2006 4:57AM
Thanks everyone for commenting..No fill in flash Tony just the Australian sunlight late afternoon..Thanks for all the encouragement on my first flower capture.Judith
Wooly 15 112 4 England
16 Apr 2006 5:34AM
Beautiful light and tones in this Judith.

clevercloggs Plus
16 251 15 Netherlands
16 Apr 2006 8:46AM
I think it is a good one.
You may consider next time to reduce the exposure slightly as there is more definiton in the left side than on the right side. click
foxybrown 16 368
16 Apr 2006 11:48AM
bloody good one jaye, love the shallow DOF the colours work well together.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2006 12:51PM
great first attemp
keep em coming
lilipolala 15 8 Northern Ireland
16 Apr 2006 1:54PM
You have a great image here Jaye
Love the colours and texture
Well done
Miriam xx
Billies 16 7 Ireland
16 Apr 2006 3:09PM
Lovely color & deadly sharp. Clix.
tonymarq 15 1 United States
16 Apr 2006 3:19PM
Judith outstanding coulour and perfect focus on it! well done!

stay well
yjjeep 17 13
16 Apr 2006 4:00PM
Love the bright rich color in this.Beautiful photo.
CollY 15 14
16 Apr 2006 8:48PM
Lovely warm lighting to compliment the rich colours of this flower...great detail and a very good first attempt...keep them coming!
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Apr 2006 5:07AM the centering...perhaps get all the flower in frame?

annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 5:27AM
29th! lovely colour and DOF, agree with del-ic.. re harsh light.
Well done on first attempt

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 8:32AM
Better than I could ever do.....I just enjoy everyone else's work on here Smile

daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 10:31AM
I like the way the light even if a little harsh has brought out beautifully the frilly edges on the flower. Pretty good go for first time I'd say.

Nice one

Jaye 15 3
17 Apr 2006 2:46PM
Thank you all for your advice and lovely comments..Judith
angelamary 15 6 England
18 Apr 2006 2:19AM
Beautiful is beautiful, where-ever you find it! The 'experts' must missing out on an awful lot! Lovely details, good shot!
Jaye 15 3
18 Apr 2006 2:23AM
Thanks for those lovely words Angela..Judith
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
18 Apr 2006 2:56AM
Lovely, my friend....

CatMouse 17 115 Russian Federation
18 Apr 2006 3:55AM
Nice close up shot, great "warm" colors.

Malik & Mary.
cameragirl 16 43 United Kingdom
3 May 2006 5:38AM
Superb colours! Well captured!

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