Orchid Cradle


Posted by Darren5907 on Tue May 07, 2024 11:54 am

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I have seen so many arty floral shots and always wish to emulate.
Heres a puny attempt on my part, with a shallow dof and selective focus.
What do u think? Honest comments and suggestions welcomed. ;)

AP, 1/3200, f4, 90D, 180Canon macro, EV -2/3, iso1000, diffused flash -2/3, handhold approach, image left uncropped, edited in GIMP.

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final #2 1024pix yellow7225 by Darren, on Flickr


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by david fletcher on Tue May 07, 2024 1:50 pm
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Like what you have shown Darren, and understand I think, what you are trying to achieve in regards to the "arty" floral shots.

For my take, and I am no expert, I think firstly, the type of flower is important and the image you have in your mind. One thing I feel they have in common is the use of lines and shapes as well as selective focus, with contrasting styles... (sometimes saturated images and sometimes pastels to play on the emotions)..
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by Darren5907 on Tue May 07, 2024 2:10 pm
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david fletcher wrote: Like what you have shown Darren, and understand I think, what you are trying to achieve in regards to the "arty" floral shots.

For my take, and I am no expert, I think firstly, the type of flower is important and the image you have in your mind.  One thing I feel they have in common is the use of lines and shapes as well as selective focus, with contrasting styles... (sometimes saturated images and sometimes pastels to play on the emotions)..



hi David, Thanks. I am going to replace the first one with a more saturated version. I think like u said the saturation has an emotional appeal too, :)

But all this is new to me LOL.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed May 08, 2024 6:50 am
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I agree with Dave. I like the saturated version. And that said, it's an interesting abstraction of an orchid. I like the "arty" approach...and the title. :)
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by Tom Whelan on Wed May 08, 2024 9:33 pm
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Lovely image, and even better in the repost.
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by Carol Clarke on Thu May 09, 2024 7:21 am
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david fletcher wrote:

For my take, and I am no expert, I think firstly, the type of flower is important and the image you have in your mind.  One thing I feel they have in common is the use of lines and shapes as well as selective focus, with contrasting styles... (sometimes saturated images and sometimes pastels to play on the emotions)..

Dave has put this very well, and I agree on all points.  I also find that sometimes just a part of a flower can produce a fascinating abstract, rather than a whole one.

I'm afraid the flower you chose on this occasion doesn't do anything for me this time Darren.

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by Darren5907 on Thu May 09, 2024 9:31 am
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