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Too Talls (Grape Hyacinth)

Too Talls (Grape Hyacinth)
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Copyright: Brian Snyder (PlayPhotography) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 22:05
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grape Hyacinths are one of my favorite flowers. They're so small that you could walk right past them without even knowing they're there. But if you take a close look, you'll see a beautiful arrangement of purple "ball" shaped flowers, hanging gently from a tall and proud stem. The most beautiful part of the flower balls are the underside, where they open up and show off their white insides.

I had to get down on my belly to get this shot, and I had to push the two stems together so they would both fit in the shot... and I think it turned out pretty nice!

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unusual POV make a great image..

Hi Brian,
Excellent POV, DOF and composition. The colors and softness of the photo are perfect. You have a really keen eye for the smaller details of nature and your photos show this pefectly. If I may nit pick just a little, I would have cloned out the piece of blurry grass on the right side. But', thats a minor point.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-17 15:37]
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Hi Brian, I like a lot the perspective and symmetry of the image. Too bad our eyes don't have a close up lens to appreciate so many small beautiful things that nature offer to us. I also like the way that the sky coordinates with the flowers. Great DOF too!!! Thanks for sharing, Gabriel

Brian like this shot! I especially like your Cedar Swirl photo too. Since you like grape hyacinths I will post one tomorrow I did, if you want to check it out. At 64 yrs. old I have trouble with belly shots! Not so much getting down, but getting up!

Well done, Brian.
It pays to get down on the belly to get an exciting shot from an unusual angle.
Thanks, and best regards,

This is so great! I love taking pictures of flowers from unusual angles. Thank you for a great shot - very well composed.

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  • fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
  • [2006-04-22 14:20]
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Beautiful and original angle, good for u. Ori

Hi Brian !
I see that I'm not the only one to use the sky as a background for little flowers...
Great photo !
Thanks for your comments on mine !
Alain R.

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  • martou Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 12] (101)
  • [2006-05-11 21:20]
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bonjour brian,
amazing shot, the POV give a feeling of height, superb colors and flowers, good work
bravo Martin

Great POV, it makes them look huge! Well done, Brian!


Hi Brian, very interesting compo. idea. Well done.

I like Grape Hyacinth. Best regards... Cengiz.

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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (301)
  • [2006-08-23 8:16]
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wow! this is really nice shot, also very nice object. i am thinking how you took this shot :) you must very small :) those are not trees :)

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-11-17 17:38]

Yes, it did indeed turn out pretty nice!
I dont know exactly what it is, but there is something about this picture that makes me want to look at it again. It is very pleasing to loo kat. The DOF is exactly right in my view, and the detail and exposure is very good!
Well done!

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