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Dave Corn submitted this image taken with a Nikon D80, with an exposure of 1/250sec at f/4.5, ISO 200. The blooms are nice and colorful with the top bloom being the focal point. The background is cluttered. Next time take the time to move the distracting objects out of frame. Consider a different angle to clean up the background. Another thing to consider is the grouping, in this case you have four blooms, nothing you can do about that but an odd number of items is more pleasing to the eye. Fortunately for this photo the blooms are grouped into a nice diamond shape which helps.

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

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