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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:17 PM   #11
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Very nice indeed you do the 35 justice
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 5:38 PM   #12
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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.

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 6:32 PM   #13
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Wonderful series...

The bird was great for a quick shot...!
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 8:25 PM   #14
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Great shots Azam,

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

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Old Oct 30, 2010, 7:52 AM   #15
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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...
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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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