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TD Cole Oct 29, 2010 12:17 PM

Very nice indeed you do the 35 justice :)

azam650 Oct 29, 2010 5:38 PM

Thank you so much for the comments from members whose opinion I really respect. Wish the cat was mine, but it was a resident of the B and B where we were staying. The bird shot was taken super quickly while it was perched on our table eating the sugar packet - you can see the grains in its beak. Next thing I want to learn is about metering different parts of the scene for better exposure - here is an example of a shot that didn't work! I just didn't know what to do.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_mnNmVlK-vf0/TM...0/P1010490.JPG

Wizzard0003 Oct 29, 2010 6:32 PM

Wonderful series...

The bird was great for a quick shot...! :)

Coongoola Oct 29, 2010 8:25 PM

Great shots Azam,

Thanks for sharing, I've used the spot focus also, as suggested by Sarah.

Pat

BackyardPermaculture Oct 30, 2010 7:52 AM

Azam, these are really, really nice!

You say you used spot metering; what did you actually meter against for those white flower shots? I think that for white content you will usually end up underexposed (and for black, overexposed) if you spot meter the white/black. For a flower, I believe it would be better to spot meter from the green leaves, then less need for PP.

In saying that, it's something I'm trying to learn myself...

azam650 Oct 30, 2010 8:14 AM

Thanks Mick! Actually I always aim for the flower, no matter the colour. LOL. It hadn't occurred to me until I read your post that leaves would be better. I still don't understand totally about metering (I just put it on that setting) and probably spot FOCUS as the primary objective to get the flower I want. I would have used P mode and AF macro I think.
How would you spot meter from the leaves?


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