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Old May 3, 2005, 9:47 PM   #1
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What do you think?
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Old May 4, 2005, 1:16 AM   #2
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Did you use the macro mode and a tripod??

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It seems a little out of focus to me,

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Old May 4, 2005, 8:30 AM   #4
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alandjo wrote:
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If the key target are the flowers, you might want to shoot for consistent focus across all the flowers.

One of my take-aways from my (long ago) days of 4x5 view camera picture-taking was that you can select focus by making sure the plane of the "film" is parallel to the plane of the subject. I set up the camera so that the back of the camera was at the same angle as the stem and spray of flowers below -- same angle looking down on the scene...

--------- = spray of flowers

---------- = back of camera

... and looking from the side...

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^flowers ^back of camera

In the scene below, I'd probably crop out the leaves at the bottom that are in focus (or futz with themwith a blurring function).


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futz with themwith a blurring function

Like this (where the bottom is de-focused and where I also de-focused the leaves to the right of the spray).


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Old May 4, 2005, 9:34 AM   #6
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Dawg, I used the macro but no tripod.

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Sandy, it may be I didn't hold the camera steady enough.

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Old May 4, 2005, 9:44 AM   #8
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DGehman, Thanks, yours were an improvement and I'll go out and take another try at it.

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Old May 4, 2005, 9:52 AM   #9
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Alandjo -

Couple of details: tripod + almost ideal, flower picture-taking cloudy day here.

(The true ideal is light rain, where those colors are saturated in more ways than one... but I haven't built a box for my DX7630 yet. Anybody but me a little put off by how delicate these digital cameras are?)
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DGehman, another shot here, I still need to get a tripod and the sun is out but the flowers were still in the shade-agree though ifcloudy or light rain it would be better.

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