E.J.Wilkins

19 Jun 2007 995 views
 
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Ox-Eye Daisy

Ox-Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgaris.

I tried to isolate a single flower from its background, did it work?
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Thanks for all your recent comments, I do appreciate them.
I'm not around much at the moment. It's exam time and I'm being a taxi driver for our eldest and it, and the waiting, is taking a lot of each day.
The last exam we are taking is on 28th June.

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If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
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Ox-Eye Daisy

Ox-Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgaris.

I tried to isolate a single flower from its background, did it work?
...

Thanks for all your recent comments, I do appreciate them.
I'm not around much at the moment. It's exam time and I'm being a taxi driver for our eldest and it, and the waiting, is taking a lot of each day.
The last exam we are taking is on 28th June.

.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (30)

DOF is phenomenal, making an abstraction of the background daisies. Love it.
Very rarely do I see anything to complain about in your pictures, but I think this shot could be improved with a crop to eliminate the flower in the lower right that is trying to hid behind the stalk. Also, the highlights see to be a bit overcooked, but that may be my monitor. Having said all that, I do like your idea of focusing on one blossom and having a few fuzzy ones scattered about the background.
EJWilkins: I tried that Martin, but I didn't really like the way it torned out, it seemed to make the flower a bit cramped rather than standing tall. But it's certainly an alternative crop.
I also find that square-ish pictures come out best on here, hopefully the new templates won't be too long coming and landscape will look just as good.
  • Kay
  • 19 Jun 2007, 02:36
Beautiful flower, Ellie!
Hmm, I was just going to talk about a landscape crop to eliminate the flower in the lower right, but I see Martin has beaten me to it. For myself, I'd also try to remove the "partial" flower on the left that is a bit brighter than the others and draws the eye away from the flower in focus. Other than minor quibbles about the crop, you've definitely accomplished what you set out to do. smile
a very nice one, perfect.
  • Steve
  • 19 Jun 2007, 07:52
Yes, it does work. Your mid-tones could do with being a touch brighter though, to give the image a bit more punch! You could do that with curves! [cue maniacal laughter]
EJWilkins: Cue maniacal laughing indeed ... as she runs off to hide behind the settee! Worse than a scary episode of Dr Who!
I really like this.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Jun 2007, 09:36
The actual flower in focus isn't as pin-sharp as we're used to from you, Ellie, which may be throwing some of us off. But apart from that, I love the DOF and crop. Going with the square frame makes it really fill the screen.
EJWilkins: It's probably because I focused at the back of the yellow part of the flower, to see what would happen. The petals at the front aren't very sharp at all. wink
Very pretty Ellie. I love the DOF and colour.
Great DOF lovely shot
Certainly works for me! Looks like a cheery version of one of my paintings! Mike
I love the feel this has Ellie, it works for me. Jose
Yes it did work! The framing is really good, it's as if this very flower was different from all the other one for some mysterious reason... You made her a star!! Regards, Laurence
EJWilkins: That's sort of what I was trying to do. I always like it when these daisies are in flower, they make a sea of white, but it's so hard to isolate just the one ... without picking it, and that's breaking the law!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jun 2007, 12:48
Yup! Worked! Lurv it, Ellie!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jun 2007, 13:35
Great shot Ellie. I love the doffed background daisies.
Very good Ellie. The DOF is PERFECT !
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 19 Jun 2007, 15:48
I wish had as much control over DOF on my ickle camera ;-)
EJWilkins: I pointed the little dot at the back of the flower, which is why the front of the flower isn't particularly sharp. I net you could do it, has your camera got a macro setting?
beautiful beautiful dof Ellie!
it certainly did work...and whats more the background works beautifully well with the flower even though it is in the foreground...
It certainly did work, Ellie. (:o)
  • Julischka
  • butterfly bush
  • 19 Jun 2007, 20:30
I love the DOF! Wonderful!
The daisy really stands out here. I love the depth of field.
It did work, very pleasant springy picture!
  • Helen
  • 21 Jun 2007, 08:19
This photo would make a great canvas. At least for me! Very nice! Love the DOF!
EJWilkins: Would it? My goodness me. Well, if you decide to paint it please let me know smile
Lovely use of DOF. And nice colours
Yes, it works for me smile
Esto me gusta mucho. Es simple, pero una sola flor, llena toda la imágen !

This I like much. It is simple, but a single flower, full all the image!
EJWilkins: Gracias Jose smile
Very bucolic I like it !!
  • Mal
  • 22 Jun 2007, 17:55
cracker El, super shot. mal
You've seen them a thousand times, and they're weed! Yet they still manage to always look so beautiful. Lovely capture here.
EJWilkins: They always seem to be in their hundreds and thousands, and are so beautiful. That's why I tried this. I'm really pleased you like it smile

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