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Roman Kurywczak
03-24-2010, 05:36 PM
Took this at butterfly world a few weeks ago. I have debated the BG on this for a while......it is a terra cotta pot. My brain keeps questioning it....but part of me likes the color contrast! Thoughts appreciated.
Canon 1D Mark lll with the 180mm macro at f16 and 1/125 sec and ISO 400 with the MT 24 twin lights at minus 1/3......hand held.

Aidan Briggs
03-24-2010, 05:41 PM
While I usually prefer shallow DOF, I really like that everything is in focus here. The symmetry and colors of the flower work well against the BG. I might prefer it a bit lighter overall.

Stuart Frohm
03-25-2010, 04:36 AM
I like it very much as presented.

Ken Childs
03-25-2010, 07:29 AM
Hey Roman, I love the flower and the color of the BG is OK but I think it might look better if the BG was a bit lighter.

Anita Bower
03-25-2010, 08:38 AM
what a fantastic flower! your shot shows it to great advantage. the lighting is just right. i think the bg works, but wonder how it would look lighter. :)

Cindy Mead
03-25-2010, 01:37 PM
wonderful complimentary colors Roman.. these flowers have so much character in their design. I like all of the details you captured here :)

denise ippolito
03-25-2010, 11:04 PM
Roman, I think the BG color adds alot to this image. I like the sharp details and the very interesting comp.

Julie Kenward
03-26-2010, 07:32 AM
I think we're thinking "lighter" on the BG but maybe it should be more 'orange' terra cotta and less 'red' terra cotta? I say that because orange and purple are the complimentary colors - is that why it feels a little off?

Other than the BG question...lovely flower. I remember the first time I saw one of these I thought it was the world's biggest clematis! They sure are spectacular to look at and you've really done it justice. If it were mine I might tone down the second leaf's flash highlights just a little.

Vida van der Walt
04-01-2010, 02:07 AM
A very striking image Roman! Wonderful detail, perspective and love the colours.:)