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Hibiscus
18-MAY-2006 Oved

Hibiscus

Yes, one more to the collection :-)

Canon PowerShot S1 IS
1/50s f/2.8 at 5.8mm full exif

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alexeig22-May-2006 15:37
Nicely composed, beautiful flower * a big flat leaf in the background is a tad distracting
ctfchallenge21-May-2006 03:56
Yes Oved. I do like the composition of that flower and the red veins show up nicely on the white flower but I must say I'm drawn to the red and yellow colors of the original. For this shot it might be nice to have the whole flower in focus too - I think! The white flower does have an O'Keefe look about it though doesn't it - good shot! :-) CJ
ctfchallenge20-May-2006 19:46
Thanks Carole. Not sure I can imitate O'Keeffe's style, but did you have something like this in mind:



/Oved
ctfchallenge20-May-2006 14:14
Great color in this Oved and while I like the blurry background, I think it might be interesting to try a little bit different perspective which would have the red petals as the complete background for the pistal and then have a real tight crop of the flower - kind of like a Georgia O'Keeffe painting! Just a thought, as I love these flowers (and Georgia O'Keeffe) but can't grow them here! :-) CJ
Guest 20-May-2006 08:57
Thank you Paul! I had some doubts WRT this picture as Rod posted a nice one of the same flower before it (now moved to Pending), and was not sure if I got the focus right...
/Oved
Paul Bates18-May-2006 19:03
Nicel. I like the way it rises out of the middle. DOF supports that. The tilt to the left is good too, giveis it movement. Paul (pbates)