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07-04-2001, 12:15 PM
Camera: Nikon F100. tripod mounted
Lens: Micro-Nikkor 55mm
Film: Fujichrome Provia 100f
Exposure not recorded.


Artistic critiques will be appreciated.

Rose Queen
07-04-2001, 02:40 PM
Wow! I think you did a spectacular job on this. I especially like the relatively shallow depth of field that allows the blossoms in the lower right area to go just out of focus, but retain their intense coloration. The black background is especially effective in framing the image. You go, Spectru! :clap: :clap:

07-06-2001, 09:00 PM
Thank you, Rose Queen

I was a little ambivalent about this picture. I made it several months ago, but this is the first time it has seen the light of day.

I like the color (which is what drew me to the cluster of flowers in the first place) and I am particularly pleased with the texture of the petals. I actually wanted a little more depth of field, but there was a bit of breeze, so I opted for a faster shuter speed in lieu of small aperture. I kind of wish it there had been a small insect, an ant or a ladybug or somesuch, on one of the flowers.

Rose Queen
07-06-2001, 10:57 PM
Yes, a little bit of blue's complementary, orange, or yellow would have sparked the blue. Never a bug around when you need one, is there? :p

07-09-2001, 11:00 AM
I agree with you Rose Queen just a touch of complimentary color
would be the only thing I see that would make it perfection.