A flower shot for once...


paulyrichard

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 00:19
A pair of Poppy's...



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davex

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 11:32
Like this one. The dof really makes the nearest flower jump out, the 2nd flower balances the composition nicely. The background seems a bit dark at first, but it does help to show of the main subject.
Nice one.

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 13:37
Thanks, Dave.
The background could do with a little more brightening, just a tad I guess.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 17:48
How nice (and typical of you, Paul) to see a photograph of non-pristine poppies with crinkled petals and pollen sprinkled about. The out of focus flower acts as a kind of echo.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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johnriley

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 17:55
I too like the idea of the background echo of the second flower.
Best regards, John

paulyrichard

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 20:16
Thanks, guys. I also liked the petal arrangement of the two of them.

Andrew, they're 'soiled' and 'used' I guess!
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thoughton

Link Posted 18/07/2010 - 23:40
Lovely shot Paul, nice oof poppy and loving that shade of orange.
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 19/07/2010 - 14:24
Thanks, Tim.
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lidy

Link Posted 19/07/2010 - 21:57
A lovely pair of poppies! It's not going to be just once, Pauly, is it?
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 19/07/2010 - 23:13
lidy wrote:
A lovely pair of poppies! It's not going to be just once, Pauly, is it?

Thanks lidy, you can never say never I guess, but I tend not to photograph flowers that much.
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