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Old Dec 13, 2005, 5:33 PM   #1
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This is my very first attempt at flowers (with the 20D at least). Not too many flowers around here so I had to go to the Milwaukee Domes (Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory). It's basically three large domes that each have a different environment (rainforest, desert, and one that's set up for Christmas). Please be gentle... but not too gentle!

Looking up at the Dome (yeah, I realize this would be better if I was aligned with one of the main supports).

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Old Dec 13, 2005, 6:22 PM   #2
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the first one just isn't an apealing flower.. and the crop where it is is a bit awkward.. maybe include a little more stem and find a prettier flower??

the second one has potential.. but this one is underexposed a bit and you have too much depth of field.. shoot this one again at f2.8 or 4 or something so your background blurs a bit and bracket an exposure..

the last one i like alot.. the intricate supports of the dome give it a very nice pattern.. nice work on this one!

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Old Dec 13, 2005, 7:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Dustin, I thought the second one was pretty dark. I shoot RAW so I could up it quite a bit. It was at f/5.6 (the best my 18-55 lens can do at 49mm... I'm getting my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 XR Di tomorrow). I'll try to get back there after Christmas (just too much to do before that!).

As for the Flowers.... I'm well aware I'm not Jules!

Here's a version a little brighter....

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