Forget me not flowers

Posted by rhighercat on Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 pm

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Question: Would the image be better with the bud on right lower part of frame in focus? Is it a distraction as is?
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:20 am
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Very lovely image-such a nice feel to the flowers. Lots to like about this. I do find the bud on the right distracting, mainly because it is so white. If it was toned down, it would provide a nice balance without grabbing your eye. This would be nice without it too, but perhaps you prefer not to remove anything. I do like the mood of this photo very much.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:24 pm
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Personally I like it as presented. The bud blends in with the other out of focus parts of the plant and gives a nice depth to the image, while the beautifully detailed flowers take centre stage. A lovely image.

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by Tom Whelan on Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:17 pm
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I like this as is - no need to have that bud in focus. You could reduce (burn) the highlights and midtones on the bud a bit. Nice group, fine details.

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by Craig Lipski on Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:19 am
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Love it as is. Personally, I’d leave it, but if the bud bothers you, toning it down a hair wouldn’t detract.
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by rhighercat on Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:07 pm
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Thanks for all suggestions. I will repost it in a couple of days.

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