Lilac sprout


terje-l

Link Posted 03/06/2010 - 19:49
New sprouts on my Lilac tree (bush) in the garden:




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Best regards
Terry

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snappychappy

Link Posted 03/06/2010 - 20:34
Focus is spot on there, love the green tones, maybe darken the background a tad?
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thoughton

Link Posted 03/06/2010 - 22:30
Good DOF and composition, and nice greens, but not quite enough to hold my interest I'm afraid.
Tim
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mikew

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 07:19
Tim - I don't agree. I think the composition is off as the thrust of the main bud is right to left into a confined space while leaving behind a large and pointless empty area on the right. There are strong lines in the background which make the overall structure more muddled. Darkening might help that but it would need to be done well. I do agree with you that there's nothing there that really holds my attention.
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thoughton

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 09:50
Wanna step outside and settle it like men?

I think the composition is pretty good - the crop seems about right, not too tight or too loose, and the the main leaves are close enough to the thirds line. If it didn't have that little bud halfway up the stem I might agree with you about the space on the right. Also I think if you cropped more of the stem away the main leaves would be too central.

I do agree with Snappy and yourself that the background could be darker.
Tim
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mikew

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 10:10
Fair enough we'll agree to disagree
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terje-l

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 13:55
Oops - I didn't mean to start an argument here

But thanks for the comments anyway. Any ideas how I should have made it, Mike?
Best regards
Terry

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mikew

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 14:48
Not really as I wouldn't have been attracted to it. As Tim remarked the bud below the main head is an issue, to him it's good to me it's bad. I think I would have had the bud in bottom right corner and then kept the same size with lots of dead space on the left.

I don't know what aperture you used but I would have gone for a wide one to throw the background well out of focus, but I think you did that already.

Also I don't think I would have shot a profile but rather a little into the bud so you get to see a bit of the 'inside'.

But of course this all each to his and her own!

Mike
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terje-l

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 16:20
Well, I've got to try again next year. The lilac is in full bloom now
Best regards
Terry

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