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 Post subject: lilly
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:37 pm 

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Mothers lilly by JParkerD3200, on Flickr

not bad for first close up ???

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 Post subject: Re: lilly
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Not bad, but could be better. You have focussed on the leaves, which makes looking at the stigma and anthers (had to look that up) feel kind of uncomfortable. None of them are sharp. I do not take pictures of flowers, but from what I've seen, it's typically those parts that "should" be in focus, with the leaves making for a more pleasing out-of-focus background.

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 Post subject: Re: lilly
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:01 am 

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agreed, its great shot, but with the stigmas blurred its kind of off putting.
Maybe keep all the flower in focus or the stigma, or have at a slight angle.

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