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Old May 19, 2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Went to a botanical garden that's just outside the San Luis Obispo city border. It was somewhat breezy, so I didn't get many good shots. There wasn't a huge variety of plants in bloom either.

What clamp would people recommend that can attach to tripods and hold stuff steady for macro?

Here's some shots from that trip:

Not sure how I got this black background, but I like it:
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Old May 19, 2007, 9:17 AM   #2
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Nice shots..good compositions and very sharp. Re. your question about the black background, typically, if you use a small aperture, the background will appear black. It is an interesting effect and makes for very striking images!

Thanks for sharing.

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Very nice - love the first one, but all are pleasing to the eye. That's interesting about the black background being a factor of aperture - I had always assumed that it had to do with dynamic range (which does probably have a factor), but since I usually use small apertures with macro flower photos, it makes sense with what I've experienced. I'll have to keep that in mind.

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