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Jun 16, 2015 10:11 |  #16

photogal71 wrote in post #17598999 (external link)
Thank you Jeff. The sun was a little high, partially blocked by my house. The sun move so fast when my camera is on!

Mother Nature cares not for us lowly photogs. :D

That's why we have to roll with the punches and play the hands we're dealt.

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Jun 16, 2015 12:10 |  #17

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Thank you Jeff. The sun was a little high, partially blocked by my house. The sun moves so fast when my camera is on!

i was out doing yard work when i noticed the sun on this thistle, I ran back inside, grabbed my camera and ran back to get this shot. I was only able to take 4 pics before the sun went behind a tree and the light went to garbage. One minute photoshoot, that's just the way it goes.

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that also gives a better idea of what i was talking about with some directional light. Directional is the opposite of flat diffused light which is what your second pic shows.


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Jun 16, 2015 20:30 |  #18

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Did you get any good shots of beady petals to share?

Some, yes. I'll post one when I am home - quite different style to yours, so you may be interested.


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Jun 16, 2015 20:34 |  #19

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Thank you Jeff. The sun was a little high, partially blocked by my house. The sun moves so fast when my camera is on!

Do you have a diffuser? They can be very handy shooting flowers in direct sun to diffuse the sunlight. I have a 5 in 1 panel, which is also multiple reflectors, very useful for flash work. Not this actual one, but something similar - http://mpex.com …-5-in-1-22-reflector.html (external link)


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Jun 16, 2015 21:05 as a reply to  @ dodgyexposure's post |  #20

I don't have a diffuser yet, but I will next week! I just watched videos about them and I was really impressed what a difference they make. Thank you!




  
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Jun 17, 2015 04:53 |  #21

Okay, so my thinking when taking this shot of a poinsettia leaf was twofold. Firstly, a simple 2/3:1/3 composition of block colours. I moved a little to adjust the background to get as solid green as I could manage.

Secondly, trying to keep the leaf flat on the focal plane, to maximise the amount of the leaf and water beads in focus.


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Jun 17, 2015 06:49 as a reply to  @ dodgyexposure's post |  #22

Wow! Is this as shot or did you do post processing? What was your focus point?




  
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Jun 17, 2015 20:47 as a reply to  @ photogal71's post |  #23

All of my shots have some post processing, as I shoot in raw. This one has minimal processing - from memory, a slight boost to contrast, clarity and vibrance. The lens I used (100L) is very sharp and contrasty, so I find that minimal processing is required if I get the exposure correct.

The focal point would be one of the water beads in the centre - more accurately, an edge of one of the water beads.

One thing to add to my post above about my shot planning that may be useful for you. I usually try to keep my ISO as low as possible for macro or near macro shooting, to get as much clean detail as I can. Here, though, I was handheld in natural light, so compromises were necessary. It's a trade off between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. I wanted to keep shutter speed up as I was handheld (this lens has IS, so 1/80th is fine at 100mm - but IS is less effective at macro distances) and the leaf was moving a little in the breeze. I wanted to keep my aperture relatively narrow for a wider depth of field (DOF gets very narrow at macro distances). By choosing to shoot perpendicular to the leaf, I was able to get away with f8, but I still had to shoot at ISO 1000 (which is quite okay with my 6D, but may not be as usable for other bodies).


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Jun 22, 2015 07:19 |  #24

Cleaning out my memory card, I realized I had taken a close up. Still nothing compared to yours.


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Jun 30, 2015 13:43 |  #25

more flowers


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Jun 30, 2015 18:05 |  #26

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I like this, good work. It's an interesting composition - not trying to get the whole bloom in shot, and good use of what you have in shot - the petals and stamen expanding from the bottom corner works, as does the space on the left.

Good use of the focal plane - there is a clear subject in focus, with nicely blurred petals behind.

The colours have been brought out, without being oversaturated. In fact, you could probably saturate the colours a little more without overdoing it, but there is no need - I like it the way it is.

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This one does nothing for me. Nothing seems to be in focus, but it's not OOF enough to be abstract. It's a bit dark and dull. Perhaps you're trying for a look that I'm not seeing . . .?


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Jun 30, 2015 18:53 as a reply to  @ dodgyexposure's post |  #27

Thanks for the compliment! The 1st shot- I was playing with lighting, and since I do not have any lighting equipment I was using the flashlight on my cell phone. The second was "softened" with editing... too much I agree. The lower part of the flower was in focus and the rest slightly oof, I guess it's not really a very good shot in general.


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Jun 30, 2015 22:22 |  #28

I think it might be a little early to think about selling your work... But hey I've been wanted to get prints together for a showing for a while now and I have no idea what sells... If you figure that out be sure to let me know.

I would just give you the advice of keep shooting. Try street photography you can learn a lot of things from it.


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Jun 30, 2015 23:07 as a reply to  @ DThriller's post |  #29

Selling? I don't think anyone would pay a dime for my photos, unless they have significant visual impairment. I have printed a few 8x10 just to see how they look. I was surprised how well the prints turned out (color, clarity, etc), though the subjects were not of anything spectacular. I shoot just about anything just to get experience. I am now using the camera in manual rather than aperture or shutter priority as I was before.




  
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Jun 30, 2015 23:08 |  #30

Its time to step away from closeups of flowers and expand your horizons.




  
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