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Old Aug 25, 2006, 6:52 AM   #1
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I just go to close as camera allow, take with wide aperture . Infact i m not satisfied with this picture, because flower's main point is burn, anyway any idea to imrpove this type of shoots in future.

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Old Aug 25, 2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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You can experiment with using some zoom while in macro mode. With some zoom you don't have to get as close and the effect will be a bit different.
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Looking at the EXIF you used pattern metering and did not adjust the EV. The camera took the overall exposure and burned out the highlights.

The easiest approach is probably to use spot metering if the subject is in the center of the frame. That alone would probably have avoided burning out the highlights.

You can also use the EV shift and a negative EV. That is usually best accomplished referencing a live histogram. For that you have to learn to translate the histogram – it isn't something you just click and use. You can also EV bracket or just take a few shots with different negative EV shifts.

The best approach by far is to always shoot with the histogram visible and learn what it is telling you. If that is too much hassle try spot metering with a few shots metered on different parts of the target.

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Sorry Slipe but there is no histogram on a DX6490. But I would also move the EV down a little or use a gradual gray Neutral Density filter. It would also control the amount of light and keep from blowing out the highlights. This is a very simular way to prevent loosing the highlights and contrast in sky and cloud pics!

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Without a histogram I would just switch to spot metering and avoid having it meter for the shadows. With most cameras I would set it for a plus and minus 0.7 EV bracket with the spot metering, but if it doesn't have a histogram it probably doesn't have EV bracketing either.

I don't see how you would use a graduated neutral density filter on a flower.

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Via Adobe ty to darken highlights.

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Old Aug 25, 2006, 8:30 PM   #7
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Easily Slipe. You put it on the camera and it cuts the light without changing the color. Sometimes when you are out in bright sunlight you need to darken the photo so you won't loose too much detail!

The examples below were taken using my DX6490, with a Tiffen Skylight 1-A filter stacked with the Cokin Polorizing Filter and a Cokin 120-A Gradual Gray ND Filter! The sun was incredibly bright that day and instead of trying to go up and down on the EV to bracket the shot I used the above Filter stack to get the job done!

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