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I was lucky enough to attend an Amateur Photographer magazine workshop yesterday on still life/macro photography. There were only four of us and the resulting article (four pages long, I believe) of images (and images of us! Sad) from the day will be published on 9th March. I used my new toy - a Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro OS - all day, so more flower images to come. Comments and criticisms are, as usual, very welcome.
A big thank you to everyone who commented and helped with mods (Keith and Willie) and to Jenn Taggart for her UA on Take Three Oranges.
Ann

Happy Valentine's Day to everybody! Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro OS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Feb 2013 - 3:46 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:0.6sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Valentine green
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 10:27 AM
Tags:Chrysanthemum, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:31 AM

I don't see this floral shot bringing any criticism, Ann, only praise: the use of the wide aperture has allowed selective focussing on the central darker petal area which is positioned so precisely where it should be.
Look forward to more from your workshop.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
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14 Feb 2013 - 10:31 AM

Lovely image for Valentine's Day Ann,
Fred.

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:38 AM

What an opportunity Grin Ann, seems to have paid off too !! I use to take AP but no longer due to being retired.
Ron.

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digital_boi
14 Feb 2013 - 10:40 AM

its a fine wee lens Ann takes a bit of time to get used to but very good as you capture shows fine work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:40 AM

A beautiful frame-filler, Ann, gorgeous colour. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:50 AM

Well done, you will have to let us know when it comes out!..please
a beautifully captured shot Ann
Lillian

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morpheus1955
14 Feb 2013 - 10:53 AM

Superb macro shot Ann, fabulous pastel colours, have fun with your new toy Smile

Hugh

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:01 AM

Superb, indeed. I love it, Ann.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful!

Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:19 AM

A beautiful frame filler Ann.
What an exciting day - it'll be great to see March Issue.
I take Digital Photo Magazine but don't have time to read it all sometimes
due to learning things on Ephotozine.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:26 AM

A wonderful 3D feel to this Ann - beautifully lit - what a great opportunity yesterday for you SmileSmile
Helen

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SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

A fine shot Ann. Smile
I'd love to do one of those articles in the mags but hate being photographed so I'll stay incognito and just read about it.
x

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franken
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

A really lovely macro Ann.

Ken

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:58 AM

Fantastic and great shot .Ann,love the colour and detail here,very well done,
Saeid

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:06 PM

brilliant colour and tones ann wonderful detail and dof look forawrd to reading the article Grin a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:08 PM

Beautiful Ann..Lin

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lonely_oryx
14 Feb 2013 - 12:16 PM

Well composed

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 - 12:42 PM

What a lovely and special image Ann !! I love the focus and the colours !!Excellent Smile

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14 Feb 2013 - 12:47 PM

Great detail..
Magic macro..

Dave

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:47 PM

A lovely soft glow, and well balanced with the centre of the flower on the thirds. I shall look out for that issue.

Dave

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achieverswales
14 Feb 2013 - 12:56 PM

A fitting upload for Valentines Day Ann, very beautiful softness to the image.

Regards

Trev.

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14 Feb 2013 - 12:57 PM

Hi Ann,

I really enjoyed the day as well as having a chance to meet you in person. Your image is a testiment to your skill. The soft colours and detail are beautiful. After way too long a hiatius I will post one of mine as well. It will be fun to see the article and more of everyone's work. Susi says hello and enjoy the new lens!!

Cheers,
Greg

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:04 PM

Like the soft light and colours in this well worked marco image Ann.
Glad you enjoyed your course
Regards Richard

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AnneWorner
14 Feb 2013 - 1:07 PM

The centers of chrysanthemums are so beautiful the way the petals curl in at the centers. Like the off-center compo and the sharp detail in the center, fading into a blur towards the edges.

Anne

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paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:56 PM

Well treated and composed.
Matt

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 5:26 PM

Beautiful! The colour is wonderful & you have a delicate picture.

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14 Feb 2013 - 6:05 PM

Love this Ann, brilliant dof and a perfect Macro image. The colouring (or colour) is amazing!
And a very happy Valentines Evening to you too .

John Smile

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14 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

Oooooo ...........................I love the light and colourGrinGrinGrin Beautiful!
Diane

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14 Feb 2013 - 7:26 PM

Lovely.............stunning dof.


Paul.

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14 Feb 2013 - 8:26 PM

Fantastic light, Ann. Happy Valentine's day to you as well.
-=\Walter

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14 Feb 2013 - 8:43 PM

this is stunning Ann

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14 Feb 2013 - 9:37 PM

This has a real dreamy look to me Ann - I hope it was intended.Wink
Brian.

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Deep_Bhatia
15 Feb 2013 - 3:14 AM

A nice lovely image.

Deep

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

Cracking macro work, Ann!
Alun

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 7:05 PM

Ann, I'm sorry but as I hadn't been around I missed this one. It is absolutely stunning and I really, really like it. I don't have an award to gogive you but I can without doubt say that if I did, then you would have it for this beautiful image.

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