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Backyard Series #37 (narcissistic narcissus)

 
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Michigan Michael



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Backyard Series #37 (narcissistic narcissus) Reply with quote

If you will recall your Greek mythology, Narcissus was a handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection. Here is my interpretation:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice sharp picture, well composed, just right on DOF imo...

Personally if I were shooting this subject with the idea of reflection particularly in mind I would maybe have tried to get more of the reflection into the shot, not sure what that would have done to the composition though... Did you try any shots encompassing the whole reflection?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lauriek wrote:
Did you try any shots encompassing the whole reflection?


I did, indeed. In the end I felt that the larger reflection detracted from the overall composition and from the subject.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely shot Michael,just a pity about the green stem;unavoidable I suppose. What did you use for the reflective base?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyclops wrote:
a pity about the green stem;unavoidable I suppose. What did you use for the reflective base?


I used a sheet of black acrylic for the reflection--what a dust magnet!
As for the stem... I kind of like it. I feel that it gives a "base" to the flowers.
For those who find the stem distracting, it is easily removed.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michigan Michael wrote:
Cyclops wrote:
a pity about the green stem;unavoidable I suppose. What did you use for the reflective base?


I used a sheet of black acrylic for the reflection--what a dust magnet!

Oh I bet it is!
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As for the stem... I kind of like it. I feel that it gives a "base" to the flowers.
For those who find the stem distracting, it is easily removed.


Very nice,looks very professional actually
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyclops wrote:
Very nice,looks very professional actually



Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think these are excellent Michael. The reflection adds a lovely touch. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea would make a great greetings card!
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