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Re: Thumbs up for a close-up ?

I prefer the look & compostion of the 2nd one better as it fits into the 2/3's guideline method very nicely (which is usually worth considering), with the stem in the open area supporting the flowers being the main subject of the photo & I would prefer to see a shallower DoF which might have been possible with the stamens of both flowers being within the focal plane if the right angle was chosen for setup. The gravel, if it was blurred (from a shallow DoF) would probably work much better.

A lovely shot all the same.

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