Last edited by Kaye; 08-11-2011 at 01:32 PM.
I like no 1 most, its fantastic, did you use an extra light? or is it natural light only, just love it
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I also love #1, but all of them are great. Actually, I take that back, I think I pick #3 for its composition and DOF, and of course the color!
Your flower photography improves ,and improves, and just improves. They are bloody excellent. You are certainly using the Nikon to its best advantage
#1 Excellent, but I always like photos with a black background, but I like the the water spray on the rose, composition first class.
#3 The Blooms just jump out at you, good composition and I feel a natural colour.
I hope I have not raved on too much, but lets face it this is first class photography and although your work is always good this would be some of your best.
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These are great Kaye, Well done
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Many many thanks Delboy.
I haven't had the camera out for a few days now and miss it. I feel like I am going thru a non-inspirational time, trying to do the course, and not having the time to get out and find the type of shots I want, whereas before I would just go out and shoot what caught my eye.
Delboy, you have really 'made my day' with all your kind comments, I can't thank you enough. At present, I personally am not sure if I am improving or going backwards
I also love shots with a black background... this was not necessarily intentional, but it was late, and I just caught the last glimpses of the sun on the Rose (which I had picked and planted in the garden in the sun's line of fire to capture this). Even though it was late, I managed to used a Shutter speed of 1/3200sec for this one, hence the darker background. I used my 18-105mm lens for No. 1, at 105mm.
On shot 2, Shutter Speed was only 1/160 and on No. 3, only 1/100sec.
As I said to Delboy above, this shot (No. 3) I used a very slow shutter speed, ( 1/100) and probably could have upped this a bit, as I noticed my Exp Bias was set at -1. I still must learn to check ALL my settings.
Another beautiful floral series from you, Kaye. These are all just beautiful, I love how you present your floral work. The composition in all three are quite good and I like both the contrast and DOF you have in #3. That being said, I think #1 is my favorite. With the lighting, shadows, water droplets and composition, it just has a quality of simple elegance about it that makes it stand out for me. Very well done, as always.
I cropped No. 1 from a larger version, and feel that I may be able to improve on the composition here slightly when I get around to it.