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Flower of Thistle

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I like this - very moody.

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That’s a nicely timed capture Cheryl.... .... I imagine there’s a limited number of times you can try that with one dandelion... OOPS sorry .. Thistle,  before all the seed heads have been blown away ... or were you really lucky first time ... tis a smashing image ... 

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I like that Cheryl.  Timed for a very nice composition.

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Thankyou for the comments, Kate, Polly and John. I tried photographing the thistle flower outside on the plant but gave up pretty quickly - standing on the edge of dam bank amongst head high scotch thistles not comfy - and took some of the flowers indoors.

I set one up on a piece of black suede and arranged the seed heads to creat the image. Shot it using spot metering to get the flower lighter and the BG black. I think the image is a bit too dark and intend to try again.  Like the ibis feather photo on black BG that  I posted a while back, I want to shoot some on a white background also. I think you suggested this, John, which was helpful.

More than happy for your suggestions. 

Cheers

cheryl

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It’s always good to learn how people “work” their images......   thanks for that Cheryl ... 

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I agree pretty much with all that's been said - a lovely image!

Perhaps the image is a little dark, bu If you're working in Photoshop a curves adjustment layer to lift the whites a tad would work wonders.

Korky

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Thank you Korky, I’ll give your suggestion a go. 

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If you do Cheryl ...post the  new version  as opposed to editing the first pic ... just to make sure the thread still makes sense chronologically ...lol.  I think  his Lordship is right ... it could make a big difference .

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