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Copyright: Reina Heuven (reina) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Iris in the world II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-02 5:26
Viewed: 3985
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A bouquet early in the morning. Fresh and clear. before the heat of the sun. Beauty of nature, pure and simple.
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Hi Reina,
This is a very beautiful picpure!
Excellent framing and very good lighting,
great colour.


Beautiful colors of perspective!


Beautiful shot Reina and a pleasure.
Well done.
Thank You!

Good one Reina, the yellow in the BG really brings out the violet petals. Nicely fresh with the dewdrops.
Nits: DOF a bit shallow, bit of noise in the BG, crop a bit tight (left petal hits frame).
As is, pleasant to look at.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-02 17:01]
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Une superbe présentation,l'éclairage est justes et les couleurs sont douces et bien exposés.



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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-01-02 18:20]

Delicate and translucent - a very attractive image. I agree with Gabi that the crop is a bit too tight, also the arcing blade above the flower is a bit distracting and there is some background noise (easily removed). However, the overall result is very artistic, like a good watercolour, and I like it very much. You have a very good eye for an image - you just tend to get too "tight" to your goal - back off a little!
My very best wishes for 2006,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-03 3:14]

Well earned :-) now, critique a bit later!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-03 7:52]
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Hello Reina, the colours are very nice here. I agree with some of the others about the tight cropping here, come out a bit or else go in even further for a segment of the flower. When you are taking shots like this you might find a little bit or "gardening" works well. For instance, on this shot I would move some of the greenry in the foreground and the blade above. I would also choose an angle where the yellow flower in the BG is away from the main subject (or not there at all). Macros take some learning and here is a good place to do it!

Well done, keep them coming.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-10 21:48]
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Lindo... Muito bem feito. Excelente a composição!!!

See:click here

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-21 22:40]
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Hello Reina,
You did a great portrait, i like the composition the colours & sharpness, dof + pov are excellent. Blurred background is amazing, very well done!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-02 17:50]
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Hi Reina
The bearded iris is such a lovely delicate flower and you seem to have captured this in your lovely photo. I'm not going to comment on the cropping or the stray blade - as it's all been said.
I would however comment on macro photography for flowers. Sometimes auto focus just don't do what you intend it to do. Put the camera on a tri-pod (if possible), choose you POV very carefully to avoid distracting objects in the background. I found the use of manual focus to be beneficial in this case. Focus on the frontmost part of the flower and note your lens distance indicator. Now focus on the backmost visible piece of the flower and note your distance indicator. Then turn the focus ring back 2 thirds between the two distance readings, and I bet you will be plesantly surprised by the results.

Hope this can be of some use to you.

Hij is echt prachtig Reina,
hele mooie foto, de kleuren zijn oogstrelend, zeer goede compositie, uitstekende kwaliteit, goede foto, uitstekend werk.
gr. jaap

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-03-04 17:17]

Hi Reina.
Today is my Iris day! I post one and by chance I've found yours. Great macro and BG colour. Perphas the curve branch it's not ok, but the photo is beautiful.
José M.

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