Iris moods

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,268Super Moderators moderator

    I love the second photo!

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,618Registered Users Major grins

    the last one -- Just GORGEOUS! I like the small water drop on the first one with the detail but then the second one just explodes! I still see a water drop on the second. i like the crop showing it's symmetry. This is really a winner! How did you do the white backdrop?

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,389Registered Users Major grins

    Denise, Anna-Maria, thanks! The second photo was backlighted from direct sun coming through a window, softened by a white diffuser. I overexposed a bit to blow out the white diffuser and lighted the iris with a flash. It's about the airiest lighting I could think of.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,173Registered Users Major grins

    I like them both - the sensitivity of that single water drop on the stem in #1 and the superb symmetry against the white background of #2. My only very small quibbles would be about cropping: in #1 maybe just a teeny tad away from the bottom (although I do appreciate the elegance of the height of the photo conveying the length of the stem); in #2 I am very, very slightly disturbed by the fact that there's a bit more white to the left of the flower than to the right. But really, I'm nitpicking.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,389Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for the feedback, Sara. I'll give more thought to the crops.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,550Registered Users Major grins

    Even before clicking on it I expected something great and it indeed is! Bravo! How beautiful!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,389Registered Users Major grins

    High praise indeed, Taz. Thank you.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins

    Wow, #2 is wonderful, congratulations!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,389Registered Users Major grins

    Cristobal, thanks.

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,758Registered Users Major grins

    That second shot is stunning!

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,282Administrators moderator

    The mood is good in the first, but that second pic has winner written all over it.

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,476Registered Users Major grins

    Well, Don, I'll add to the chorous. The second shot is absolutely stunning. Well done.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,389Registered Users Major grins

    Lauren, David, Tom, thanks. That was an approach to lighting I'll reuse.

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