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Old Jul 10, 2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Took some shots in my back yard last evening with my FZ28. It was still pretty light out, but the flash shots came out best - lilies and daylilies (I think). Both shots taken hand-held with the same settings: flash, manual mode, f2.8, ISO 100, 1/25s. No post-processing except shrinking them for this post and slightly lowering jpeg quality.

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Old Jul 10, 2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Nice shots of the lilies. They have always been one of my favorite flowers.
Attached a couple of mine I recently took with my new FZ28.
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All very nice shots. How do you guys have the NR and sharpness set you your FZ28?
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Thanks, John! It's obviously "lily time." I like the pale yellow-green color in your second shot.

Thanks also, Tullio. I've never really messed with any of the "picture adjustment" settings; I keep all of them at their defaults of "+/- 0."

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The top picture is where you could have maybe tweaked a setting. All the pictures are beautifully exposed, except the top petal of the top picture has the highlights burned out a little. That picture might have been a good place for a -1/3 EV adjustment or so. Or just "expose for the right side of the histogram" by spot metering on that part. With many digital cams, it's very hard to get detail in the brightest highlight areas. My FZ28 tends to burn out highlights a little, so I have to watch what I meter.

Great shots, though, I'm just giving a tip on when EV adjustment might be appropriate.
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I have only had the camera a couple weeks and tend to keep most of my settings on default other than EV adjustment which is set at -1/3. This I do with all my digital cameras ather than the Canon 400D which has a tendancy to under expose by that amount. Any other alterations if needed are done in the graphic package I use.
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