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    Senior Member AmberC's Avatar
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    A couple from my garden

    Day Lily


    Day Lily in the rain


    Butterfly Bush


    Climbing rose


    another rose


    Hosta bud


    Thanks for looking
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    Last edited by AmberC; 07-27-2006 at 09:23 AM.
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    Re: A couple from my garden

    Beautiful flowers Amber. Flowers are one on my favorite subjects to photograph. They are co-operative and don't talk back. My one note to you on these is to watch those backgrounds. A distracting background can take an awful lot away from an other wise very nice image. Three things that you might try (1) change angles and try to find a better backdrop for you image (2) choose a larger aperture that will limit your DOF and effective blur the background to the point it is not a distraction and (3) try a post process program like Photo Shop to darken or blur the background to avoid the distraction. I know this isn't the critique forum I hope you don't mind my suggestion, but I thought that from your first post earlier today you were looking for suggestion on improving your images. Please forgive if I have over stepped.
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    Re: A couple from my garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Beautiful flowers Amber. Flowers are one on my favorite subjects to photograph. They are co-operative and don't talk back. My one note to you on these is to watch those backgrounds. A distracting background can take an awful lot away from an other wise very nice image. Three things that you might try (1) change angles and try to find a better backdrop for you image (2) choose a larger aperture that will limit your DOF and effective blur the background to the point it is not a distraction and (3) try a post process program like Photo Shop to darken or blur the background to avoid the distraction. I know this isn't the critique forum I hope you don't mind my suggestion, but I thought that from your first post earlier today you were looking for suggestion on improving your images. Please forgive if I have over stepped.

    No.. you did not step over I was actually thinking about that myself today. That I need to pay attention to what is in the background as well as the subject. I do not have any photo editing software right now tho. I plan on getting some, but as of now cannot afford it. I thank you for the suggestions!!
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