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Old Dec 2, 2006, 6:03 PM   #1
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Hi ...

This was taken, handheld .. and holding the carefullyholding the flower about 1cm away from the lens and angling it to get the sun.

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Old Dec 2, 2006, 8:09 PM   #2
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Wow. That is very sharp, especially since you say it was hand held. You must have very steady hands....you did not mention what camera and what lens? What flower? Very Good Work!!
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 9:11 PM   #3
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Hi Imaginat



thanks for your feedback.

Now I donot actually know which flower .. It grows on the south coast of England.



I used the compact Ricoh Caplio GX8 ..it's 8 Megapixel, 28 to 85 zoom and macro ...

Macro function will close-focus to 10mm



Exposure Time = 1/760
F Number = F4.7
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 64



The sun was quite bright.



Handheld ... How I do it is this ...



I held the flower, just behind the head ... and I held the camera with the other hand ... Both hands were touching each other, so even if my arms and shoulders were shakingdue to the positionI was in to capture the shot without hurting the flower, my hands, and thus the camera and flower were being kept very solid with reference to each other. This was also a good way of retaining the exact distance between the flower and camera after I had focussed. I think I used the 2 second delay so that I would not be disturbing the camera at the moment of release.



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Old Dec 3, 2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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Wow, indeed. It's almost sharper, handheld, than I could take with a tripod.

A welcome memory of warmer days this cold, cold night. Has to be one of my favorite pictures of yours, Glyn!! Ria
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Very Beautiful! Donna
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