Uploaded: May 11, 2009


1/640 sec, f 6.3, ISO 400

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 66.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Dawn M. Schneider May 11, 2009

very nice, I like the dof, lighting and composition. not sure about the bottom left as it is distrating me from the new bulb? lovely color. #1126469

Mary A. Legler May 11, 2009

Thanks for the suggestion, Dawn. I tried it. I think it made an improvement. Wish I did this before I entered it in the contest. Thanks again. I really appreciate suggestions! #7510786

Jean Lechleiter level-classic May 11, 2009

Mary, The second image is definitely less cluttered. Clarity, lighting and DOF are great. #7510897

Christie R. Bielss May 12, 2009

Well now, I'm going to be the odd man out. I like the first crop. I like how you got just enough of the yellow flower in there to make an impact. The 2nd crop takes too much of the yellow flower out. I think cloning that bud in the back would've been better. And if you don't get an EP or move on, then re-enter it next month. Absolutely love the lighting on this. Such a beautiful glow. Very nice dof and composition as well. #7511696

Dawn M. Schneider May 12, 2009

well im going to agree with christie, I love the 1st crop, try just cloning out the bottom left and see what happens. the 1st image is more stunning with the other flowers. dont get me wrong though, I like the 2nd one too. Enter them both and see what they like!!! #7511795

Mary A. Legler May 13, 2009

I really learned a lot from this. I originally kept the bottom left flower in because I thought it would draw the viewers eye around the image. I could see what Dawn and Jean meant about it being distracting, cluttered. Then, Christie's comment about losing the other yellow flower's impact after re-cropping, got me thinking again. Sooooooo, here is my third try. LOL. I am going to re-enter one of them next month. Thank you all so much for you input. Very much appreciated! #7516003

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