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Old Aug 14, 2011, 5:36 PM   #1
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I haven't posted in ages as i have been trying to improve a bit. Today i got this shot and decided to share it. I got several of the same hoverfly but i liked this one best.
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 5:43 PM   #2
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nice shot and colors but to me looks out of focus
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OK, thanks. then back to the drawing board i think.
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Hi eysha, not bad going, you have all the details of the hover fly and flower.

Picture is a little soft, I think may be a little camera shake more than a focus problem. If you look at the shot everything is equally soft.

Can you look at the picture in camera and see what setting you used? If you had weather like me, your shutter speed could be on the slow side.

But, you still managed to capture the hover fly and get a good composition, well done eysha
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Lovely composition eysha. Were you using macro setting or close up lens?
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Amazing composition eysha, and great subject, I like this smooth effect
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It's a bit out of focus, but really a lovely shot. Great colors and composition. You may have moved slightly between the time camera fixed the focus and when you pressed the shutter all the way.
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Hi Eysha, agree with the others, great colors and composition.

Hard to say why the image is a little soft, since the fly and flower are both soft, I think we can rule out movement of the fly. Any wind that day? It is very difficult to get good detail in this type of shot if the subject is moving. If no wind then is could be a slight movement of the camera when you took the shot. It looks like you had good light so I don't think your shutter speed would have been to slow.

As Square One said post the EXIF data from the shot and we can take a look.

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Thanks for the replies. I took this photo in RAW then cropped it.The exif is 1/60ss F3.4 and ISO 80.
We have had a lot of rain over the last weeks and that day was no exception but i managed to run out into the garden when the sun came out but that didn't last more than about 30 mins before the rain was back again. It was a little windy yes, but really only a breeze so i guess it was my fault at trying to be too quick, but i still like th photo and hope to do better soon, lol.
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1/60 is very slow and difficult to hold the camera steady at that speed. I'm sure that is what caused your softness. 1/250 and above is manageable speed, and you probably need to bump the ISO up to 100 or even 200.
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