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Old Apr 19, 2012, 1:47 PM   #1
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Default Fuji Apple blossums

I used a Nikon to EOS adapter on a Canon XSi with a Nikon Micro Nikkor 55mm F/2.8 to take these pictures. Focusing with legacy lens is pretty tough and hard to get a good lock on the subjects. These pictures were taken in my backyard.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 4:44 PM   #2
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G'day WCK

2-things mate ...
- legacy lenses & manual operations > yes I've played also & it makes me realise how far we've come with the techo side of our photography
- cc if I may > I find the images to be a bit 'busy' ... my eye is bouncing around each image looking for the point of focus. Each image shows the flowers, sure, but to my eyes, there's so much to see my eyes keep on going.

Q- would it be poss to show us a more simplified version of these beautiful flowers??
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 8:13 PM   #3
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You are right about the pictures being too busy. I will give you better samples when I have time to shoot some more. Thanks!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 3:15 AM   #4
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Default A couple more pictures

These two were taken in the same batch (cropped).
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G'day WCK

Ah - very nice, very sharp, beaut delicate whites in those petals...
Like #1 for its cluster of flower heads all in focus, held in place by several others & the leaves - excellent framing & composition

and #2 has just enough separation from the bg via tonal differences to keep my eyes on the central flower - another well done image

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Old Apr 20, 2012, 4:01 PM   #6
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Phil,

Thanks for the Comments! With a little help from the software, it makes a big difference. The 55mm Micro Nikkor is a great lens and it is capable of getting down to 9.86 inches and is excellent for closed up work. I have adapters for Canon, Samsung NX100 and perhaps soon for the Olympus E-PL1.

Cheers! And have a great weekend!

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Default Cropped and repost the first 3 pictures

I cropped and redid the first 3 pictures and changed the background colors. Please make comments! I am still learning.
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G'day WCK

Aaahhhh matey - you are now getting into the realm of photograhic 'artist'
For me, mostly I find it's "a little bit is better than a lot" ~ ie a touch of vignetting works better to my eyes than lots of [quite artistic] vignetting ... but that's just me. Othere here can add their own comments

I would say - keep going with 'them there old bitz of glass' and where needed, fine tune via pp later on

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Old Apr 21, 2012, 8:43 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advices, Phil!
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Here is a couple of pictures but with no vignetting applied.
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