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Lonely poppy

Took this yesterday can anyone suggest how I can improve it. I quite like it as it is but just can't decide if there is a better shot in there or not. I've tried several recomposed crops to but nothing really seems to grab me yet. This is sooc is it a lost cause?
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Re: Lonely poppy

When opening the thread I envisioned a lonely poppy with no others in the frame. You could try to blur out the others if you don't have the chance to reshoot it again as a lonely flower with less DOP.

Otherwise, it shows up a little too small in the post so it's difficult to view it properly, but I would try to blur out the others, crop so the focus poppy is in the third, and maybe flip left-right. There should be a good shot in there somewhere!
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Re: Lonely poppy

Sorry Catherine it was a poor title, didn't quite know what to call it. Yes some selective blurring would definitely help.
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Re: Lonely poppy

It is nice the way you have captured the light through the Poppy and some shadows too! Perhaps crop it out to make more focus on the lone Poppy ! Nice shot !
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Re: Lonely poppy

How about cropping from the right hand side and the bottom, so you get a line of poppies leading to the main one? Then experiment with blurring the background poppies, and see how much you need to crop from the top to balance it off.
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Re: Lonely poppy

How about this cropped but didn't blur it yet.
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Re: Lonely poppy

Thats nice !
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Re: Lonely poppy

Thanks Chevvy, don't think I'll bother to blur it. Actually with the trouble I'm having with focus on the new 50-200 lens I wouldn't need to blur anything it's automatic
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