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Subject: [Leica] wildflowers...
From: tedgrant at (tedgrant at
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:32:32 -0700
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Steve Barbour SHOWED:
Subject: [Leica] wildflowers...

> springtime, by the American River, Sacramento
> >

Ok Steve it's nice!   HOWEVER!!!!!!!! Now are you ready my dear friend? ;-) 
Here we go! :-)

The tree branches in the background almost kill this photograph. WHY? Well 
my eyes blow right by the flowers right to those black barren branches 
completely bypassing the delicate flowers! :-(

Yeah right the flowers look nice............. BUT? They are too small and 
completely over powered by the trees!

You would have been far better off to go tight or tighter on one or two of 
the blossoms! Completely allowing the tree branchs to fade way out of focus!

You are right down to the flower level as you should be, so you get gold 
points for getting down to their level. But the damn tree branches steal the 
effect completely away!

Now try to imagine this shot tighter on a couple of the more dominant 
flowers with the lens wide open or nearly so?

I mean there is so much potential here "flowers alone!" The few blossoms 
right in the middle and making a vertical composition shot very tight 
would've created a potential mind blowing friday flower photo! BUT? :-(

Sorry mon ami, you blew this one!

Dr. ted :-( 

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