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Early Spring in Indiana
Posted By: slowpez, 11-21-2009, 08:48 AM

An early shot from the beginning of our trip. I loved the colors but I think I lost the blue iris somewhere along the line. Not enough contrast?

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Thanks for commenting, Susan
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11-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
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Doesn't look bad. Contrast is reasonably good. Colours also OK.

Composition and background control make the subject stand out most. Here the iris seems to be a little lost among the daisies cluttering the background.

A slightly different perspective approach to accentuate the iris in the frame with less in the background to distract would improve the scene.
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I think to appreciate the image you must open in the larger format. Well done. JIM
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I see what you mean Ash. It does seem to miss the mark but I couldn't figure out how to get that salmon pink poppy in the frame while hanging onto the other elements.
Thanks for looking at the larger size Jimbo and for your kind remarks.

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Taking Ash's idea, you can also open up your aperture and throw most of the scene out of focus, save the wonderful irises you wanted to show. Then it would be iris dances in a bokeh of meadow. Try that also.
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Thanks for the idea JMR. If there is a next time..........

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