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Scarlet Solitude

By JanieB43  
A red gerbera today.

Some may criticise the inclusion of the flower stem in this one but having tried different crops I decided to include it in the frame as I felt that the flower head needed an "anchor" ( the majority of the image being out of focus ). Again the droplet reflects/magnifies an area of the gerbera.

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Macro Flowers and plants Water droplet Red gerbera Janieb43

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Debbiee 11 136 6 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 8:55AM
This is a stunning shot and I agree with the need for the flower stem because of the angle it was taken from and the dof.

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HowieR 7 20 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 8:58AM
Great technique. I personally might prefer the stem cloned out.
Lovely image either way

sonsdad 12 3 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 9:03AM
I like this shot, the stem adds support to the flower and shows the DOF off to its best advantage.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 May 2011 9:40AM
You are so good at these, Jane, and this one is no exception: the inclusion of the flower stem is absolutely fine.
PhilT2 Plus
8 460 29 England
27 May 2011 9:43AM
I really loved your "scarlet symphony" but this is even better. Magnificent image
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
27 May 2011 1:55PM
Great macro, stunning color, excellent focal point
Amazing dof. Beautifully captured and presented. Smile
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 5:35PM
I think you need the flower stem to pull the composition together. A wonderful image and the colour sings!
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 10:12PM
Wonderful colour!
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
28 May 2011 4:22AM
awesome shot.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 11:05AM
Personally the stem helps to anchor the image, so I would rather have it in than out.
Gorgeous colours

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