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Thanks for looking and good luck to all!

Greg

Final edit: I re-cropped the original, so here it is.






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Dec 23, 2010 at 07:08 AM
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Wow! Fantastic Greg.


Dec 23, 2010 at 02:59 PM
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mark fadely wrote:
Wow! Fantastic Greg.


Thanks Mark..! Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year!

Greg



Dec 23, 2010 at 03:22 PM
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Perfect lighting, a contrasty background and a square crop that should make sure that the viewer's attention is not distracted sideways, until the frame does this.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Dec 24, 2010 at 09:01 PM
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Thanks Yakim. It's actually cropped to an 8 x10 ratio.....but i will think about your comment about the frame...I tend to think it contains the image....

Greg



Dec 24, 2010 at 09:06 PM
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A lovely flower and shot.

Norm



Dec 25, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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Thanks Norm. Have a great Christmas!

Greg



Dec 25, 2010 at 05:52 AM
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Merry Christmas! I replaced the image, so the comments above pertain to the #1 on this thread here.


Dec 25, 2010 at 02:16 PM
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Hi Greg...

Merry Christmas. I've been watching your flower photography evolve over the past several months and I am envious of the skills you've developed. Beautiful work.

With regard to this entry, my personal preference would be for your initial entry of the Iris. It is such a beautiful flower and much more complex in its form than the daisy. Your photograph and processing captures that beauty and complexity with great clarity. If as you said "I hope to be a Fine Art Photographer when I grow up!", I think the Iris photograph gets you much closer to that goal.

Good luck in the week's contest.

Tom



Dec 25, 2010 at 06:15 PM
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Tom In Arizona wrote:
Hi Greg...

Merry Christmas. I've been watching your flower photography evolve over the past several months and I am envious of the skills you've developed. Beautiful work.

With regard to this entry, my personal preference would be for your initial entry of the Iris. It is such a beautiful flower and much more complex in its form than the daisy. Your photograph and processing captures that beauty and complexity with great clarity. If as you said "I hope to be a Fine Art Photographer when I grow up!", I think the Iris photograph gets you much closer to that goal.

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Thanks Tom! It's a tough choice for me, and even more so because I become emotionally invested in my images....who knows, there's still a few days to decide! I appreciate your input and opinion on the flowers!

I look forward to this weeks posts. I have a feeling many more excellent images will find their way in.....

Merry Christmas,

Greg



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Greg, frames are personal issues. If you like them, my view shouldn't affect you. As always, it's JMHO.

The replacement pic is every bit as beautiful as the original.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Dec 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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Yakim Peled wrote:
Greg, frames are personal issues. If you like them, my view shouldn't affect you. As always, it's JMHO.

The replacement pic is every bit as beautiful as the original.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.


Thanks Yakim. You just reminded me that in general, no one else uses the FM frames, so I removed it in the interest of equality....

Greg



Dec 26, 2010 at 01:55 AM
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Both shots are very nice, Greg. Indeed, your flower photography has evolved a lot in the past few months. My personal preference is the iris you replaced with the daisy. I think it is a much more interesting flower and i'm not convinced of the crop on the daisy. BUT - that's how I look at it. It shouldn't influence you unless you think I am right.

As to the framing - a long time ago, when I used to enter the WA every week the rules clearly stated that no framing was allowed and any photo with a frame would be disqualified. I just checked and I see that Fred has abandoned that rule. So now, I suppose it is a matter of personal preference whether or not you frame them.

I hope your Christmas was great and I send all my best wishes for 2011!

Endre



Dec 26, 2010 at 08:17 AM
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Thanks Endre. I appreciate the kind words about my photography, especially since you've been so influential in my progress and provide much inspiration for me, and many others I believe, to strive for perfection. I look forward to your entry, should you decide to participate with one of your masterpieces!

As for my entry....decisions....decisions.....

All the best to you! I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a good year!

Greg



Dec 26, 2010 at 09:59 AM
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Greg,The lighting is really sweet on this beautiful subject.

Carolyn



Dec 27, 2010 at 02:40 PM
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Well done, a beautiful shot


Dec 28, 2010 at 06:01 PM
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ruuskan wrote:
Well done, a beautiful shot


Thanks Jouko!

Greg



Dec 28, 2010 at 06:57 PM
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CDalessandro wrote:
Greg,The lighting is really sweet on this beautiful subject.

Carolyn


Thanks Carolyn!

Greg



Dec 28, 2010 at 06:57 PM
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Beautiful light! Beautiful negative space! Beautiful image!!

Jean

PS: I only saw the Iris, not the daisy.



Dec 28, 2010 at 09:44 PM
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GeekStyle wrote:
Beautiful light! Beautiful negative space! Beautiful image!!

Jean

PS: I only saw the Iris, not the daisy.


Thanks Jean! You can see the Daisy here: White Daisy

All the Best!
Greg



Dec 28, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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