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Old Feb 18, 2010, 8:43 AM   #11
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Oh wow. Astonishing. How wrong I was when I said been-there-done-that shooting flowers...
Thanks so much for your kind words.
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#1 is excellent. really vibrant and sharp. Good job.
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#1 is excellent. really vibrant and sharp. Good job.
Thanks very much!
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 3:54 PM   #14
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Those are some talented flower-shots.

The first one really is a breath-stopper - I litterally held my breath (and I groaned...) when I opened the thread and #1 came up. Really! A classical V-shaped composition!!

What vibrant colors, sharpness and crispness. You and your Oly really did some 'magic' today, Gary.

Well done - this really is a wall-hanger!
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BTW - What did you use for a light-source?

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Those are some talented flower-shots.

The first one really is a breath-stopper - I litterally held my breath (and I groaned...) when I opened the thread and #1 came up. Really!

What vibrant colors, sharpness and crispness. You and your Oly really did some 'magic' today, Gary.

Well done - this really is a wall-hanger!
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The compliments coming from you and the folks that frequent this forum are truly humbling, Walter. Thanks so very much. The E-620 makes me look like I know what I'm doing.
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Gary,

All of the shots are great, but the first one is really captivation for me. The colors, DOF and composition are great.

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Gary,

All of the shots are great, but the first one is really captivation for me. The colors, DOF and composition are great.

Tom
Thanks, Tom. Very much appreciated.
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gjtoth, again greats shots, 1 and 4 are my favourites... Let me ask you, when you take such shots, how did you get the DOF and everything so spot on... do you take a series of pictures with different settings, or what?

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gjtoth, again greats shots, 1 and 4 are my favourites... Let me ask you, when you take such shots, how did you get the DOF and everything so spot on... do you take a series of pictures with different settings, or what?

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These are very easy to take. Of course, a tripod and remote shutter release are a MUST. Except for the first one, these were taken with existing light (no flash). The first one was taken in macro mode. I just adjust until the meter reads optimal, focus, and shoot. These are shot against black velvet. Aperture wide open. Low ISO. With it being mounted on a tripod and using a shutter release, it's stock still so I can wait as long as needed for the exposure to complete and set up for the next shot or so.
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Many kind thanks for the info!

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