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a simple flower
a simple flower

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Challenge: Simple (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Magog, Qc
Date: Jul 31, 2015
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2015

A simple flower taken in my mother's backyard. It thought the subject was already simple enough to limit editing to something simple.

Place: 45 out of 100
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08/12/2015 11:14:41 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An interesting macro that would meet the challenge with some adjustment.

Flowers can actually be quite complex in their structure and not ideally suited to the theme of simplicity. However, with your shallow DOF you have managed to reduce that complexity to just the stamens against a colourful backdrop. The only thing that spoils that effect is the sharply focused edge of the petal on the right hand edge of the frame, this most definitely needs cropping out especially in view of the challenge theme, it adds a complex and distracting element that spoils the overall effect.

I really like the transition between the background colours and the way the stamens softly appear from its depths it works really well. I sort of wish there was more DOF to get the stamen heads better defined but that would be at the expense of that gorgeous backdrop which works so well as it is it would be a shame to alter it. I love the curves and the flowing feel of the stamens I think we have to leave it as it is.

Sorry you didn't get any comments during the challenge, I hope this makes up for it, Sid.

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