Not that I'm any expert on floral photography but whilst it might be tempting to get the whole bouquet in for effect, I think macros and close-ups usually work much better although a mixture in a set is usually a good compromise.
Flash can be tricky as the details can get burned out if its not properly directed. Flowers generally look better when slightly overexposed, be it natural light or not... and against a plain neutral background.
I tried one recently myself... will post it next and tell me what you think?
Wonderful set! I like the clarity and detail in # 2,3,& 4. Your macro on #4 is good too, I like how you can see the detail in the tiny little green petals yet to open... :)
????? · 2011-08-06: 06:29
Whoa poppin' colour!
Flowers, in a bunch can be trying. I think you did a gorgeous job!
And I agree, if that is a dahlia...i want one too ;)
????? · 2011-08-06: 06:51
I like the macros As TheBighush suggested the whole vase looks better with a plain background , less distraction.
A secret admirer or maybe it's your partner being secretive ??? whoever it is, gallantry is not dead which is rather nice .
woohoo! this is a great set Feeby with such vibrant colors!!! I think the red flower does look like a dahlia. the blue/purple may be statice??? such a beautiful bouquet from your admirer..... lucky you :) I'm sure that brightened your day.