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« on: August 12, 2012, 11:16:22 AM »
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HB 501cm w/250mm Sonnar and 21mm extension tube on Phase One P30
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 11:24:40 AM »
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I like this one a lot because of the fine "hairs?" usually not a dominent feature in such shots. I enjoy the way those hairs contrast with the yellows. My only criticism is that some of the stalks on the right detract from the main focus area. But, then again, I'm a cropping and muted background addict.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 11:41:31 AM »
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I am quite jealous of this shot as per the soft hairs and lucious greens. I too might tend to want to darken the far right stem at least to the value of the stem to its left. Either or, nicely executed.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 11:53:30 AM »
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It's an unconventional sunflower shot but I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 01:13:37 PM »
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It's an unconventional sunflower shot but I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 01:58:55 PM »
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When the image opened, all i could say was:

Oh, Hell Yes!!!

Thanks for that!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 02:01:48 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 03:37:40 PM »
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This is good.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 11:19:21 PM »
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Very nice indeed!

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 02:21:10 AM »
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I see this working well printed at a large size.

Brilliant work!
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 02:22:13 AM »
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Yes, I exected that old, hackneyed framing of sunflower seeds, the always wonderful geometry of the Fibonacci series revealed in the splendour of a sunflower. Wonderful, but so overdone.

This was a pleasant surprise, and all the better for breaking that rule that seems to say any close-up shot of sunflowers must conform to the stereotype.
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 08:07:55 AM »
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Yeah, very fresh and engaging. Were you inspired by the microbe shot over in the critique section?
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 04:31:12 PM »
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Yes, I exected that old, hackneyed framing of sunflower seeds, the always wonderful geometry of the Fibonacci series revealed in the splendour of a sunflower. Wonderful, but so overdone.

This was a pleasant surprise, and all the better for breaking that rule that seems to say any close-up shot of sunflowers must conform to the stereotype.
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 05:02:07 PM »
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Thank you everyone for the comments. I was trying to avoid the typical "sunflower" shot so waited until the flowers were wilting and then did a few shots with the extension tube and long lens for details.
Thanks for looking,
Dave
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 05:39:44 PM »
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Gorgeous. And a fresh perspective.
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 02:19:40 AM »
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Thank you everyone for the comments. I was trying to avoid the typical "sunflower" shot so waited until the flowers were wilting and then did a few shots with the extension tube and long lens for details.
Thanks for looking,
Dave


You chose the timing well. It's an attractive, unusual photograph, and as a result, refreshing.

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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 09:50:06 AM »
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Given me new inspiration to explore some alternate flower macros of my own. Well done here!
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 08:39:43 AM »
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Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 09:22:08 AM »
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Another thing  you all can do is to go out next to the subject you want to shoot and just sit there for a half hour and do not take a single shot. Just sit and look.

After about 15 minutes, you begin to see the subject differently than if you had just gone out and shot it. By the end of the half hour, you will be going crazy at all of the different things you are seeing.  Angles, patterns, colors, shapes...Your mind will get past the every day image and see the unusual like this shot.

Try it with any old every day object.
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