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Old Dec 30, 2003, 4:29 AM   #1
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Old Dec 30, 2003, 6:02 AM   #2
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Great one Jack!!!
Razor sharp focus all the way.
Can you tell a story, how you did it? I'd like to learn because I've never done this and tips'n'tricks are like gold top me
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Old Dec 30, 2003, 1:11 PM   #3
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Zuhdo, I'd like to be able to tell you something helpful as to how I got this shot, but unlike most of the people in this forum, I know very little about photography. In fact, when it comes to knowing things about camera settings and what all they do, I'm as green as that leaf. ops: The only thing I can tell about this particular picture is I was shooting in automatic mode, using the macro setting and using a flash. I have no idea why it turned out as sharp as it did, nor to I know how the background was so black. It was a bright sunny day, and I took several pictures that day, all with the same settings and this is the only one that turned out this way. I had other leaf shots that were as clear, but didn't have the black background like this one. The just had blurry leaves in the background as you would expect. I took another right after this one of a fly on a leaf, and the fly and leaf was a total blur. So my only explaination is, I got lucky, which seems to be the only way I can get a good picture. To me, that's the great thing about digital, you can take a couple of hundred pictures and chances are, even if you're as green as me, one will still luck up and get a good picture or two. I also have photoshop which I use on my pictures, but I'm just as green using it as I am my camera. I just fiddle with different things like brightness, contrast, saturation, noise reduction,ect. until it pleases me, not knowing if I've even improved the picture or not. Even though I did run this one through PS, I didn't do much to change the look from the original other than cropping it. The only thing I know for sure is, I use an Olympus C-2100 UZ, and I get a whole lot more bad pictures than good ones. Not that it's the cameras fault. The best advice I can give you, is to keep watching this forum. There are a lot of smart people here that really know what they're doing, but unfortuately, I'm not one of them. Of course there are also a lot of people on here that try to sound like they know more than they really do, but It's pretty easy to tell the difference. Any way, I appreciate your comment about my picture, and I'm sorry I couldn't be any help. Have a nice day!
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