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Old May 20, 2004, 7:25 AM   #1
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These are some tough plants. My wife got done doing her planting for the spring time and then good old Minnesota weather turned on us giving us a late frost. I have not see any of her other plants come back yet but these tulips are blooming!

I took these shots after sundown with just a little light left. One I used a flash and the other I used a longshutter to bring in the natural light. Which one do you prefer?

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Old May 20, 2004, 9:21 AM   #2
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I prefer the flash picture, but only because it is sharper, which might or might not be because of the lower light. The detail is nice and crisp in the picture with the flash, whereas the natural light picture has the details pretty soft. I really like the first shot. That's a beautiful flower, too, by the way. :-)
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Depth of field got you in both shots. It is a beautiful flower and your composition is excellent. However, you need to close down the lens to minimum (maximum f-stop number) and use a slow shutter speed to increase your depth of field. If you weren't already doing it, you will need to use a steady tripod with the slow shutter spead. It helps also if you can stop the wind. :-):-)
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Depth of field got you in both shots. It is a beautiful flower and your composition is excellent. However, you need to close down the lens to minimum (maximum f-stop number) and use a slow shutter speed to increase your depth of field. If you weren't already doing it, you will need to use a steady tripod with the slow shutter spead. It helps also if you can stop the wind. :-):-)

Don't we all wish we can control the elements

I will have to try this again with a higher f-stop to get better DOF. Thanks for the tip.
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