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Old 11th of January 2008 (Fri)   #1
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Default My first macro photo

This is my first macro photo with my Canon Rebel XT and 100 mm 2.8. It's a little chilly here in the midwest for bugs and flowers out doors, so I went to the local "big box" store and bought some Gerber Daisies to try out my new lens.

I don't have a flash set-up yet so borrowed one of my husbands halogen shop lights to shed some light on the subject.

Settings were at 1/640-10.0-1600 ISO.

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Old 12th of January 2008 (Sat)   #2
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Lovely colour and good focus, but think the OOF petals on the LHS are a bit off-putting.

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Old 12th of January 2008 (Sat)   #3
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Default Re: My first macro photo

Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate the input as I am just new to macro and photography itself. Here are a couple more attemps I had with the dasies. Let me know what you think. I see I need to do a little cleaning.

#1-1/400, 10.0, 1600
#2-1/320, 10.0, 1600
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Old 12th of January 2008 (Sat)   #4
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Default Re: My first macro photo

Agreed with the Lord in #1, but I think your second post came out great. The colors are really pumped and I especially like the composition of the first photo of your second post (close up of petals).
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Thanks for the comments. I've got a lot to learn.
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Old 12th of January 2008 (Sat)   #6
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Great shots, had it not have been for the oof petals in the first one it would have been fantastic. When you first get into macro; composition isn't necessarily the first thing on your mind. I'm just happy when they come out in focus; which after over a year still isn't as often as I'd like, there again I don't practise as often as I should, I tend to have spurts every 3 months or so; then I decide I'll never be any good at it and give up on it for another 3 months. The quality on here is a bit of a double edged sword, it's that high that it inspires people and makes them want to have a go but on the other side it makes people hesitant to post their meagre first attempts in fear of ridicule (I know that wouldn't really happen as the people on here are far too polite).
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Pity about the OOF petals in #1, other than that it was very good. I quite like #2 as well, although #3 is simply too OOF =to be appealing. You're off to a good start methinks.

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Agree with above about 1 and 3 but really like no.2 very simple and beautifully composed.
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I agree with Lord V on the first one but it still looks good! All of the mdo
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OOF petals in the first image? I can live with them. The rest of the images are really great. What really captured my interest, however, was the fact that these were taken at ISO 1600 and the noise did not blow apart the images and produce a bunch of grain. Really nice work!
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No 2 and 3 are great. Ditto about the petals on left in No 1.

Great colour, and nice and sharp!!!
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