Glowing Perfection

Critique Style Requested: Standard

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The rose bushes are bursting into full bloom in our garden. I tried to capture the natural beauty and glow of this Dick Clark floribunda rose.

Specific Feedback

I appreciate any and all insights and feedback. I would like your opinion on balance. Has the out of focus rose in the top left quadrant created a balance issue in your opinion. Are the colors to vibrant? s the vignette too obvious? Thank you for your time and interest.

Technical Details

Rose bloom captured in our garden today.
Nikon Z8 with Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70mm
ISO 1000
1/400sec @ f/22
June 9, 2024

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Ray: A beautiful rose and I’m OK with the intense color and I also like how you handled the light. The OOF flower in the ULC is a major distraction for me and I would try to make it go away with some CA work. In the field I try to position my camera to keep unwanted elements out of the frame. It looks like if you had shifted your POV to the left you may have been able to get a clean shot. Still a fine capture of a marvelous subject. >=))>

Thanks, Bill, I appreciate your insights.