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By RichardB
Maybe one of the last of the summer flowers from my garden for this year.

Geranium Roxanne.

Many thanks for viewing and any comments.

Tags: Flower Flowers and plants Geranium

Voters: CP_01, ShaunL, chrissd and 8 more

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chrissd 10 304 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2006 4:28PM
wow you still have them, how lucky are you, you have used this to excellent effect with the yellow flower in the back ground

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ShaunL 11 1
21 Oct 2006 4:29PM
I am really surprised that you have only had two clicks so far and that mine is the first comment! I think this is a good shot!

The use of light has made the foreground flower semi translucent and so the light pulls your eye into the shot!

I think the problem may be the composition. For me, I want to see the bottom of the mauve flower as thats where your eyes are drawn when you look at the shot.Have a go at visualising it yourself and see where your eyes are drawn to? Using a 150mm lens doesn't help as the magnification is so large on a D30 as its the equivalant of a 240mm lens which means you have to stand a long way back in a studio shot! I use a 105mm lens and thats bad enough!If you had centralised the green stem in the middle to the left hand side, maybe that would have worked better?

Generally though a nice shot! The idea is there and you have used a good dof.

Keep having a go at the flower shots and soon there be as good as your insect shots which I must say are brilliant!

Shaun L

Shaun L
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
21 Oct 2006 4:40PM
Great lighting Richard. Like ther minimal number of basic colours. I can see where Shaun is coming from but I'm not sure that I agree. I think that the composition works fine. It's stimulated discussion so that can't be bad!

RichardB 11 328 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2006 4:44PM
Thank you for your comments I do appreciate the time you have taken to look at this shot and comment.
21 Oct 2006 4:56PM
Very nice image, the backlighting is very effective. Maybe (only maybe) had you got all the green detail in the shot it may have had even more impact. I'm a sucker for flowers as you'll see from my pf. keep up the sterling effort
Malc_V 10 England
21 Oct 2006 5:03PM
Superb image. wonderful light and colour.

RichardB 11 328 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2006 5:13PM
Thank you - your comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated. This was an experimental shot for me where I concentrated mainly on colour.
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2006 5:57PM
i love the light and the fact you can see the viens

CP_01 11 1
21 Oct 2006 7:10PM
I like the lighting and crop of this...very well done!!

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