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Jason Fisher submitted this image taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XSi, with an exposure of 1/1000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, converted to black-and-white with iPhoto. Nice job adding interest by keeping the main subject off center and the depth of field helps separate the subject from the background.  As a black and white it makes for an interesting image, there is some nice detail in the petals of the flowers, but the lighter background detracts from the blooms, try changing your position or perspective to the flower still using the light but obtaining a darker background.  Another thing to consider is whether or not it would have improved the image to include the base of the bloom, giving a more complete feel to the flowers and the where the bloom meets the plant there would be some nice contrast.  The main bloom is obviously the focal point, including the whole bloom on the right of the photo might help frame it better than cutting it off on the edge of the frame. Overall it is a good idea but the framing could be improved.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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