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    Hi, I think this is my first time posting on Critique Corner but definitely, don't hold back on your precious comments and opinions!



    1. In what area is critique to be sought?
    need of vignetting, composition, how to improve on background and overall feel of this photo

    2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    maximum sharpness with kit lens, colours of the flower

    3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    unfortunately it was sunny when i took out my gears to take this but it suddenly started get dark and rained. by the way, this is at my corridor. new plant that my dad brought back. took only few days to see it bloom.

    4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    i feel i got the sharpness there, clearly showing the outstanding colours of the plant from the dull background. But i was thinking maybe another background would be better? maybe like a brighter healthier green? I was really happy when i saw this shot.

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    everything's really fine. sharpness and colours, you captured a beautiful flower well. But how about composing in the rule of thirds, for one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo View Post
    everything's really fine. sharpness and colours, you captured a beautiful flower well. But how about composing in the rule of thirds, for one?
    hey foxtwo, yeah i took that into consideration but the background was really just dirty dark roots and water. what could i have done if i were to apply the rule of thirds? thats why i thought maybe putting all the attention on the flower bloom would be good. and really appreciate you for taking a look and giving your opinions!

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    i shot a similar picture (if you are interested look through my flickr) ...

    I though a square frame would be more interesting...

    everything else is really fine though... pretty flower

    keep shooting
    I probably collect lenses more than I take pictures
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33270154@N03/

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedetto13 View Post
    hey foxtwo, yeah i took that into consideration but the background was really just dirty dark roots and water. what could i have done if i were to apply the rule of thirds? thats why i thought maybe putting all the attention on the flower bloom would be good. and really appreciate you for taking a look and giving your opinions!
    Try changing your angle, or zoom in tighter. if background is too unappealing then troubleshoot lor... lol. pick up some fallen leaves or something and arrange them in the background, the DOF should ensure they're un-identifiable and colour-wise complimentary not clashing or attention seeking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveanegg View Post
    i shot a similar picture (if you are interested look through my flickr) ...

    I though a square frame would be more interesting...

    everything else is really fine though... pretty flower

    keep shooting
    ah yours are really niceeeee not just flowers, yeah i get what you mean by square frame

    and thanks! hope to learn from your shots more

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedetto13 View Post
    ah yours are really niceeeee not just flowers, yeah i get what you mean by square frame

    and thanks! hope to learn from your shots more
    mine not that great.... thanks... keep shooting
    I probably collect lenses more than I take pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo View Post
    Try changing your angle, or zoom in tighter. if background is too unappealing then troubleshoot lor... lol. pick up some fallen leaves or something and arrange them in the background, the DOF should ensure they're un-identifiable and colour-wise complimentary not clashing or attention seeking.
    i have another angle which is quite nice(haha! to me) but just that the sharpness of this shot got me. yeah! why didn't i think of that! i'll try again if its still there not a good day to try today since it's raining haha

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    square frame will looks better...
    Is it me, I thought the colour could be more punchy or more de-saturated....
    Or it is time for me to upgrade my LCD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soons View Post
    square frame will looks better...
    Is it me, I thought the colour could be more punchy or more de-saturated....
    Or it is time for me to upgrade my LCD?
    serious?? haha i hope its time for you to upgrade your lcd but really curious, is it true for other people?? appreciate you commenting too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedetto13 View Post
    serious?? haha i hope its time for you to upgrade your lcd but really curious, is it true for other people?? appreciate you commenting too!
    Nah i think it looks ok...

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    The flower would stand out if given a little more warmer and color saturation.

    Shooting from top rarely gives u much options in term of composition. I think a square format looks best in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sispecho View Post
    Nah i think it looks ok...
    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnlim View Post
    The flower would stand out if given a little more warmer and color saturation.

    Shooting from top rarely gives u much options in term of composition. I think a square format looks best in this case.
    i'll try another angle when i see another blooms again and give it more warm and colour saturation a try. Because i feel sometimes too much saturation will make the photo look fake. haha

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    I can't see the surrounding but I think I can understand what you mean.

    Most of the pretty flowers seem to blossom in the lousiest of places here in Singapore and "finding a different angle" etc can be real difficult.

    What you may want to try is to shoot with a longer lens instead to compress the background. It might give you more possible angles without too much of the messy background etc.

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