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Life & Death

By Jazzyjack
Such a mild winter is even fooling the plants. This time for the last 2 years we have been in 2-3ft of snow, is this global warming??

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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Lynamick 15 2 31 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 2:08PM
I like the thinking behind this image.
I do feel that although you have blurred the background it still lets the main subject looking a little tired. In my mod I have blurred the background a bit more and sharpened the main suject jist a little.
I hope this helps.

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Jazzyjack 5 73 1 England
6 Jan 2012 2:17PM
Michael, your are right. Blurring the background a little more makes the world of difference. Thankyou very much for your time doing the MOD and for your advice.

Regards Lee.
pamelajean Plus
11 994 1924 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 6:27PM
I like the image and particularly the colours, Lee, which combine well. So, you will be surprised that I have made the background mono in my modification. I thought the roses stood out better. I also adjusted levels and added a touch of sharpening. I can't help thinking it would be lovely to see one of the buds in full bloom, giving you 3 stages of development in one picture. Of course, the image would depict roses in winter if there were a dusting of snow or front upon them. With a bit of luck, some of that may still be possible. One minor niggle is the fact that the leaves are touching the bottom frame, and I'd like to have seen a bit more space there for them to be complete.
paulbroad 9 123 1161 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 7:45PM
The background is far too distinct as stated, but basically not ideal even more out of focus. The idea is good, but I would have preferred all the blooms, alive and dead, closer together. Then a closer viewpoint would help reduce depth.

Jazzyjack 5 73 1 England
6 Jan 2012 9:54PM
Thank you for your comments guys. Paul, to have the blooms closer together would make for a better image and I would have loved for one of the buds to be in full bloom (maybe next week)

Pamela, thankyou very much for your MOD but I'm not too keen on the mono background. Hopefully we will have snow or even frost soon so that the buds can be depicted in winter.

The image does require sharpening (my bad) something I will work on.

Thank you so much for your feedback.

Regards Lee.

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