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The subject here is distinct and centered rather than placed in one of the quadrants of the rule of thirds.

You may or may not find the background confuses the subject. It’s an example of where the background can have greater impact than the subject.

Reducing the depth field, from F11, would mean portions of the flower would be out of focus.

The picture was taken with a 105mm lens, hence the telescoping of the background close to the foreground. A shorter focal length might have helped, but marginally.

Achieving an adequate depth of field has implications for the background. Attention to both pays off, attention to only the subject can be problematic.

5 responses

  1. Wonderful job!


    October 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  2. fabulous photo victor, what an interesting flower too.


    October 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  3. the juxtaposition of the foreground and background flowers works very well, lovely shot.


    October 27, 2013 at 6:45 am

  4. Never seen Columbine with that combination of colors before!


    October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  5. Pingback: Flowers to Brighten Up Your Monday Morning | I see beauty all around by rob paine

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