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Old Sep 22, 2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 5:11 PM   #2
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G'day Suvro

you are asking for cc on your photo...
Good on you for trying & playing with the camera-macro settings

Your point of focus on the crown is okay - after all there's not much else for you to focus on with a cigarette is there! - and the resultant depth-of-field is there as well

I'm not sure about the text below the cigarette - I know where it comes from, but it doesn't add to the image ... maybe you need an ashtray with other butts???

May I suggest you continue playing with camera-macro by wandering around the house and chasing up everything & anything to get "real close" ... hair brushes, slice of bread / cake, fabric / woollen jumper, toothpaste on the tooth-brush - anything will do -but- spend a moment to get the lighting 'right' so that you have some shadow to go with the shape & form.

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 4:23 AM   #3
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thanx Phil..i will keep on trying..here is one more..would you care to look please?

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Both are nicely done, but you might want to consider doing some focus stacking to help with the macro.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 3:50 PM   #5
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G'day mate

Okay - you invite me to look at your 2nd image...
The vibrant colours - red on green - is a good eye-grabber, & the focus point on the close end of the flower bud is good

You are shooting with the SX40, so your range of apertures is quite limited ~ if it were with a dSLR lens that stopped down to f32 or f45 you might see more overall 'sharpness' from lots more depth of field

Bynx above suggests you look at focus stacking - a method where you shoot 10 - 20 images with a very tiny focus change between each image and then combine them all via software ~ while this is a good suggestion, you will need to go to manual focus and explore the 'how-to' altering of manual focus

If this all sounds a bit too much at this stage - just park it in the "memory module" for a while and keep on doing what you're doing ~ and enjoy yourself

Hope this helps a bit
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To the untrained eye they both look good. I understand what focus stacking is and shot #2 could benefit from it.
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