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Old Feb 18, 2006, 8:47 AM   #1
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Taken in super macro mode on my S2IS in my conservatory
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 9:23 AM   #2
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I don't know what the pros will say but I like it.
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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Very nice Shaun. I'm no expert but I do like it a lot. Think the colours are great.
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 3:39 PM   #4
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fantastic shot, i love it

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Old Feb 18, 2006, 4:58 PM   #5
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Expert..... not me, but I know what I like and you just posted it!!!!!
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 9:05 PM   #6
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Ditto the above.* *Very appealng.*
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 10:29 PM   #7
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Shaun, you did it again. Jaki.
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 7:02 AM   #8
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Hi Shaun & All,

The colors and forms within the image are appealing.

However, the detail is lacking in almost all areas.

Did you use a tripod? The focus is a bit off.

The lighting is a bit dark inside the flower. I use a white paper towel held in one hand just like a reflector, to bounce light into the flower when needed.It fits in my shirt pocket and is always ready.

Composition wise your image is what I call an "In Your Face" macro. It grabs my interest. With more detailI would be able to beholdthe wonder of the flower's beauty.

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Old Feb 23, 2006, 10:50 AM   #9
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Many thanks All.

Nick - when I first read your comment I thought you were being a bit harsh. However on re-checking the photo I can see that you are probably right. Macro has never been my thing really and this was one of my better efforts with the S2. I was using a tripod, but the light was just natural in my conservatory at home. I was using a tripod so I'm not sure how I could improve the focus. However I'll keep practising so thanks for your constructive comments - much appreciated.
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 8:43 PM   #10
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Hi Shaun,

Macros are for everybody. And the unseen world they reveal make them a very important tool of the photographer, IMHO.

When I shoot a macro I try to get the important parts of the subject in the same plane and parallel to my sensor (film plane). then I try to extend the depth of field to get more of the subject in focus.

Here is a shot I took that illustrates 'parallel to the sensor':

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