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Apr 15, 2007 01:51 |  #1

Hi All.

A little while ago, I posted a Dainthus (kindly IDed by steve535). Got some good comments about ways to improve the shot, and I had some free time the other day so I thought I'd take another one as a try this time with one of a different colour...

Taken with the 100mm Macro as before, at f/22, 1/200th at ISO1600 (need to learn to use the flash for macro work yet... so relying on noise ninja ;)) Only processing aside from NN was USM and a bit of background blurring (thanks to Tina for the tip last time)... :)

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Apr 15, 2007 02:26 |  #2

thats very pretty


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Apr 15, 2007 17:21 |  #3

much better than the last one feng. I still feel that it is a little soft around the edges, but nice and sharp in the middle. Maybe a fault of the noise ninja, some loss of detail. You should see the flash set up i saw on the w/e, with dedicated marco shooters. Unreal!
A tip if you need more light, get a piece of reflective something (crumpled foil, foil of a wine cask, opaque type white paper etc), and angle that to get some more light on the flower. That way you can drop your iso. Must have a get together at the parklands i think, and do a flower shooting session to see what we all do.


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Apr 15, 2007 17:30 |  #4

Thanks for the comments.

@ Tina: Yeah... I had a couple of comments from friends who felt it was a bit soft and flat which is good... give me something to work to.


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Apr 15, 2007 18:38 |  #5

Feng,

Might I suggest that a horizontal composure might have worked better when in this close. The flower seems to sit as a band across the picture with some unused space at the top and bottom.
To work a vertical image you might need to pull back a little bit.
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Apr 15, 2007 19:03 |  #6

Thanks for the comment Ken.

Will try that next time around. A tripod would probably help too :) heh...


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Apr 16, 2007 01:39 |  #7

i have yet to shoot a flower with a tripod....oops. just told a lie, i did my lillies with a tripod, but 90% of the time i hand hold


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Apr 16, 2007 01:43 |  #8

Thanks Tina... will keep trying. I've only hand held stuff up to now too... ;)


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Apr 16, 2007 06:04 |  #9

and because i don';t have a macro lens so to speak, i don't shoot too close.
actually, my preferred lens is the 70-300.


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Apr 16, 2007 07:38 |  #10

What's this? A bunch of Banana Benders?


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Apr 16, 2007 07:53 |  #11

@ Sue: hahahah nah I'm from the outer reef... ;)
@ Tina: yeah... i wish I had a longer lens than 100mm macro :) heheh


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