What technical feedback would you like if any?
What artistic feedback would you like if any?
Pertinent technical details or techniques: Canon 400D, Tamron 55-200 @ 128, 1/125 @ f6.3, ISO 400
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I guess you usually avoid or clone stray stalks, but I was struck by the way this blue anemone had managed to find some sun under which to spread beneath a canopy of hellebores.
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I like this a lot, Ian. The colors are really beautiful, and that bright blue blossom makes it’s own statement. I am okay with that the out of focus stems, etc. It makes it feel like I am standing in the garden enjoying it. Just beautiful.
Ian: I’m having mixed reactions to this. I do like the clarity and color of the main subject but the stem obscuring the bloom does bug me a bit. I wonder if moving left just a little bit would have allowed you to frame the flower with the stem without it actually covering it. I did a fairly aggressive crop for your consideration. Just my 2 cents. >=))>
Thanks @Bill_Fach for the suggestion. I do appreciate your thinking but, for better or worse, I did want to have those stalks in to document the scene.
Like how the anemone is peeking out of the shade of the larger plant and reaching for the sun. The oof stems do bother me a bit. If I were to remove anything it would be the red on the bottom right.