Being hypnotized by the first few photos out of a Canon could influence you some. It's an experience that grows as you grow as a photographer. If this is among your first shots, it 's OK, even though you saw too that the focus wasn't in a good place. The colors are there, and a little muted, as if a cloudy sky lit it.
When you're framing your shot, try not to cut off the part you'd like to feature. The petals are OK cut off, but the stamen could be in a better position and complete. A little contrast and lightening in PP would put life into the colors.
Critique is another set of eyes, another viewpoint, and if you learn from your practice, you'll soon be very happy with your photographs.
[Thanks for a complete post, including all the EXIF, right sized photo, etc.. Much appreciated]
Last edited by jiminyClickit; 09-19-2008 at 10:19 AM.
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