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Re: Thumbs up for a close-up ?

Thanks Linda for telling me what it really is - at least I had the colour (more or less) right! I don't know what happened to the weary petal in the second shot; there was no sun, the air was perfectly still and I did not touch or disturb it. There were only a few minutes between the two versions, while I re-composed.

Jon and Iain, I know what you mean about the felt. It seemed a good idea at the time but I think it was too close to the subject. I'm not sure I have the skill to blur the background but I might have a go. It could be that the background is not really complimentary to the flowers anyway and I would do better to place the subject against other, defocussed flowers instead. I seem to have enough of these growing in the garden at present!

Thanks for your replies.

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
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