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Jay Sheinfield
07-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Nikon D3s

ISO 800
1/640 sec@ f/11

Comments welcome.............

Roman Kurywczak
07-08-2010, 06:13 PM
Hey Jay,
850mm? I really like the BG and contrast of the day lily colors! I think a slightly better angle, w/ a bit more stem and perhaps some of the top petal. Turning the flower some or reposition ever so slightly, can have a big impact. The center looks a bit bright.....but not overly so. That turn may have also allowed a bit of seperation in the stamen from the leaf.....just a few things to keep in mind in the field!

Jay Sheinfield
07-08-2010, 06:25 PM

Thanks for the feedback....I agree about stamen/leaf touch. I sometimes use the "bird" lens to help isolate flora.


Bob Miller
07-09-2010, 09:39 AM
Hi jay....Another really great image! Love the green bg with the red flowers. Nice composition!

Jay Sheinfield
07-09-2010, 09:45 AM
Hi Bob,

Thanks. It's good to talk to another Marylander, I grew up in Baltimore.


Julie Kenward
07-10-2010, 08:58 AM
Jay, I think your colors and BG are lovely. I do agree that the composition feels a bit off though. I also want to see a different angle and a bit more of the right side included. I GENERALLY go with either cutting all the petals off or none of the petals off when I compose because I find these half in/half out petals tend to leave the image feeling "unbalanced". Again - this is just a general rule. My suggestion would be to compose with all the petals and a bit of the flower base/stem in the image and then crop to your liking.

Jay Sheinfield
07-10-2010, 03:20 PM
Julie, thanks for the feedback. It all helps!


Anita Bower
07-14-2010, 10:50 AM
Unusual crop that works for me. Lovely colors and BG. Nice light.