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Dec 16, 2005 14:47 |  #1

This is my very first time posting a picture..I hope I do it right! :o

I took this using my Canon Powersot G2 a couple of months ago. Yesterday I got a 20D! I can't wait to start using it!!

I am posting this picture because I sold my very first print today...someone purchased this shot in a 16x20! I only wish I hadn't cut off the very tips of the top petals... There was no post-processing on this (well, except sticking my name on there).

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Dec 16, 2005 15:02 |  #2

That is one fan-tas-tic shot! How did you get such a deep blue sky - surely there was some playing around in PS in order to get that?

The composition is excellent. That foreground leaf looks so real - it's as you can reach out an grab it separately. The lighting on that leaf is what does it. Either you spent a lot of time composing that shot, or you got awfully lucky !


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Dec 16, 2005 15:05 |  #3

Excellent shot!


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Dec 16, 2005 17:25 as a reply to  @ cholmes75's post |  #4

Thank you so much for the nice comments! I did get a little bit lucky with this shot - it was hand held standing on the railing of my deck. :) It took about 15 shots to get the effect I wanted...but I finally did.

I didn't PS it at all. The sky is often that deep blue color here in the fall time. I have a similar picture of fall leaves that I'll try to post soon - it shows the same bright blue sky.

thanks again! :D


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Dec 16, 2005 17:27 |  #5

Welcome to the forum and an excellent start this is. Nicely done in your framing and focus. Keep on sharing your captures.


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Dec 16, 2005 17:42 as a reply to  @ dancinec's post |  #6

Nice capture. The image seems to have a 3D quality to it. I think a lot of that has to do with the angle you used as opposed to shooting it head on. Thanks for posting, I'll be looking for more. :D


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Dec 16, 2005 20:26 |  #7

Matty - beautiful shot. I really like the light shining thru the frontmost leaf, captured from the underside. It looks like it's glowing. Colors and crispness are excellent. welcome to the forum.


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Dec 16, 2005 20:40 as a reply to  @ DavidEB's post |  #8

Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome and all your compliments! I was nervous about posting my first shot - you all made me feel very good! :)


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Dec 16, 2005 20:49 |  #9

Very nice. Sharp, with excellent colors.


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