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Weed gone to Seed!

By maggie66
Trying out a close up of one of many weeds in my garden! All comments welsome.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: christhomson, ringyneck, Paddy and 3 more



rowarrior 15 4.4k 9 Scotland
21 May 2008 10:47PM
It's a nice idea, but I would probably have done a little gardening around it and removed the blades of grass in front of the dandelion to get a clean shot of it. Also the blue and yellow in the background, while nicely out of focus, are a little distracting (blue more than yellow)
Paddy 20 254 8 England
22 May 2008 7:02AM
well I like this very much, I like the blades of grass gives a nicer feel than just a seed head with nothing, afterall it where it lives, also the sunburst in the OOF BG the blue i would either clone out or crop away ... nice work SmileP
bfgstew 16 668 105 England
22 May 2008 1:40PM
Hi maggie, nice composition on this but a few things need working on.
The focus is right on the front of the dandelion head rather than the stalk (these are very difficult to get right by the way) so it would seem you have the camera on auto? Try going into Apature priority, this will give you control on DOF(depth of field), look in the techniques drop down for further info. A little bit of tidying up was needed before the shot was taken to get rid of those blades of grass.
Please don't be discouraged, this is a hard skill to learn, but when mastered, you will be so pleased at the results.
If i can help, just PM me.

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