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The Flower of Mine Eye
The Flower of Mine Eye
knightyo


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Challenge: Flowers IV (Standard Editing)
Location: Boise, Idaho
Date: Jun 3, 2017
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2017

I love this flower. My wife is a horticulturist and picked this up for our garden. It is a Osteospermum (sp?).

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.1132
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 5.8235
Views since voting: 522
Views during voting: 104
Votes: 53
Comments: 9
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08/01/2017 09:26:06 PM
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Message edited by author 2017-08-02 08:31:41.
07/25/2017 08:22:36 PM
Originally posted by knightyo:

Susan,

That was incredibly good information. Thank you! I knew I was being naughty by centering the flower, but couldn't help myself. I also have to admit that I used a camera preset for this shot. That was fairly lazy of me, I'm afraid. I do wish I could turn back the clock and re-take that photo.. Still have the flowers in my garden, so might do just that! :)

Alan


It's not too late to re-shoot. Go give it a try, and place the resulting image side-by-side with this one (or send it to me). There is always time to learn :-)
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07/25/2017 08:19:30 PM
Susan,

That was incredibly good information. Thank you! I knew I was being naughty by centering the flower, but couldn't help myself. I also have to admit that I used a camera preset for this shot. That was fairly lazy of me, I'm afraid. I do wish I could turn back the clock and re-take that photo.. Still have the flowers in my garden, so might do just that! :)

Alan
07/25/2017 02:42:41 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! What an odd looking flower, but clearly it appealed to the voters in all the right ways. Congrats on the HM :-) Composition is a little safe for my liking, being dead centre, but it's an interesting enough flower to look at that I can overlook it. Not a huge fan of foreground bokeh, with many of the petals from the bottom up and around the right side being out of focus. May have been a good idea to increase your depth of field. BTW may I ask why such a fast shutter speed and super-high ISO? 1/500 is suitable for something that can actually get up and move around quickly, and ISO 3200 is usually better put to use in areas where the light is very, very low. This was clearly a daytime shot, surely you could have got away with a much lower ISO (400 max) and a shutter speed of maybe 1/100 if you're shooting handheld. If there was no wind at all and you used a tripod, you could possibly get an even longer exposure.

Anyway hope this critique has been useful, feel free to PM me with any questions.

Susan
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06/12/2017 07:37:09 AM
Thanks all for the kind comments. This was a fun challenge. :)
06/12/2017 12:07:53 AM
Fabulous!!

The focus is amazing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2017 11:41:55 AM
I'm getting a little dizzy looking at this ;-) Really feels like a pinwheel that should be rotating!
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06/07/2017 08:13:43 PM
Mesmerizing!
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06/06/2017 09:25:26 AM
What an interesting flower. Great colour, focus, background
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