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Some more macro shots - still practicing...

 
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Mar 02, 2010 14:52 |  #1

How do these look...tried my new cheapo macro tubes. Had to light the scene with a torch...don't have external flash - got my 4 year old daughter to hold it! :D

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Mar 03, 2010 06:23 |  #2

Hi,

Your first one seems soft and I found it difficult to focus anywhere - possibly due to thin DOF but more likely camera shake?

Second one is very striking, my pic of the bunch. I'm not normally a fan of flower pics but really like this. Nothing I'd suggest here except for possibly printing it!

Third is a bit flat and doesn't do much for me. I guess it struggles against #2.

Fourth is technically spot on. Nailed exposure and very sharp. To me the subject matter (a small sculpture?) isn't really engaging, but if this was captured for the sake of practicing, you've done very well!


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Mar 03, 2010 06:29 |  #3

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Hi,

Your first one seems soft and I found it difficult to focus anywhere - possibly due to thin DOF but more likely camera shake?

flowers on a table with 4 year old holding the light - yeah, camera shake!

SOK wrote in post #9719377 (external link)
Second one is very striking, my pic of the bunch. I'm not normally a fan of flower pics but really like this. Nothing I'd suggest here except for possibly printing it!

Light behind the yellow flower brought out different colours in the petals - I like this, too.

SOK wrote in post #9719377 (external link)
Third is a bit flat and doesn't do much for me. I guess it struggles against #2.

Taken before #2, so just working towards the final result :p

SOK wrote in post #9719377 (external link)
Fourth is technically spot on. Nailed exposure and very sharp. To me the subject matter (a small sculpture?) isn't really engaging, but if this was captured for the sake of practicing, you've done very well!

Yes, exactly that - Practicing. I know the subject is not so exciting, and composition is none existant. I even forgot to dust her off for the shoot! :) But I was so pleased with the focus etc. Her head is not more than 1cm tall, so I was pleased with that.

Thanks for your feedback.

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Mar 03, 2010 09:58 as a reply to  @ Bend The Light's post |  #4

First is shaky and blurry.

Second for me is overexposed center, and also OOF
Third is OOF.also the compositions are not as tight as they could be for macro.

Last is better, but more of a close up than a macro;)

Get yourself a small gorilla tripod.getting up close and personal requires some steady gear.

There is a fabulous forum here for Macros.I know they would be willing to answer any questions you have about this area of photography!


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Mar 05, 2010 02:41 |  #5

Flo wrote in post #9720292 (external link)
First is shaky and blurry.

Second for me is overexposed center, and also OOF
Third is OOF.also the compositions are not as tight as they could be for macro.

Last is better, but more of a close up than a macro;)

Get yourself a small gorilla tripod.getting up close and personal requires some steady gear.

There is a fabulous forum here for Macros.I know they would be willing to answer any questions you have about this area of photography!

Thanks for this, Flo. Shaking is an issue for #1-3 as they were on the table with hand held light - not ideal.

The last one was on the floor with no four year olds around! That's why it's sharper, I imagine!

btw, what IS the difference between a close up and a macro? :confused:




  
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Mar 05, 2010 09:06 as a reply to  @ Bend The Light's post |  #6

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=785471

Walk over to the macro forum, you will see the difference.


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Mar 05, 2010 12:07 |  #7

Flo wrote in post #9733831 (external link)
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=785471

Walk over to the macro forum, you will see the difference.

Yeah! I like those! One day...




  
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Mar 05, 2010 15:09 |  #8

SOK wrote in post #9719377 (external link)
Hi,

Your first one seems soft and I found it difficult to focus anywhere - possibly due to thin DOF but more likely camera shake?

Second one is very striking, my pic of the bunch. I'm not normally a fan of flower pics but really like this. Nothing I'd suggest here except for possibly printing it!

Third is a bit flat and doesn't do much for me. I guess it struggles against #2.

Fourth is technically spot on. Nailed exposure and very sharp. To me the subject matter (a small sculpture?) isn't really engaging, but if this was captured for the sake of practicing, you've done very well!

i think you are spot on.
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