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fairy dust
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Published: July 2, 2012
that flower is amazing
Image size
3072x2304px 3.55 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Shutter Speed
1/202 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Oct 11, 2011, 1:16:31 PM
Software
PhotoScape
Sensor Size
6mm
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f1utterby3's avatar
f1utterby3|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful focus on the flower petals. I really love how speckled they are. It's also interesting that the petals are very in focus while the flower's piston is not, it really makes for an interesting view.
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Danielt8|Hobbyist Photographer
thank you i like that too
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Maximum-Ride14|Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful. :D The color, angle and how focused it is. :)
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Danielt8|Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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Maximum-Ride14|Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome
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hefeigal|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the angle, and the color of the flower contrasts nicely with the rather muted background! Next time, I would suggest zooming out just a touch, but otherwise, this picture is gorgeous!
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Danielt8|Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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inacom|Professional Photographer
*** This comment is in the context of #ProjectComment ***

I find your composition rather random. The significance of such a clustered background is unclear, and the greyish part of the background overpower the flower, which is of pretty much the same color value. Furthermore, the dark area on the left is very prominent, and attracts the eye, but is it really of any interest? Does it have to be there? The fact the background shows a building goes against the title "fairy dust".

It can be challenging to find a good background for macro photography; here the solution seems easily available: by slightly shifting your point of view, you could get the dark part of the background behind your subject, which would make it stand out by contrast. And you could also use a tighter cropping in this photograph (on-site or in photoshop).

Another issue with composition is in the flower itself. Clearly, in macro mode you cannot get a very deep depth-of-field in this situation. Parts of the flower are off-focus, and it's perfectly normal. You need to know how to use it to your advantage. It is unfortunate that petals are obstructed by pistils. Not only are the latter white (rather than richly colored), but they are also off-focus. You could remedy this by moving your camera around to find a point-of-view where pistils do not visually cover petals. Also, try getting closer so that we can see more details of the flower.

Also, there is a little bug in your flower. Ask yourself, does it need to be there? If your picture dwells upon the presence of the bug, it needs to be more prominent. If not, remove it before shooting. When composing an image in the viewfinder (or on the camera screen), consider every bit you see, and if something shouldn't be there, remove it on-site rather than in photoshop, whenever possible. This includes unwanted shadows/highlights.

Nice colors, by the way!
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Danielt8|Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
I'll take your advice into consideration
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sydnorn|Hobbyist Photographer
the flower looks very pretty indeed (:
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Danielt8|Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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