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Old Mar 21, 2012, 3:13 PM   #1
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Default Walking through the trees looking! (FZ150)

Now it is spring, and nature is dressed in jewels and flowers, walking is impossible not to look with renewed wonder.

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Another super series Catalex, well done!

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can feel the season changing through your pictures here alex. superb spring series. makes me want to go walking too!
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 4:34 PM   #5
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Thanks JJ, Gordymohr and John, for the appreciations and kind words!
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Nice. We have trees bursting into bloom here but I haven't chased them down yet. I should probably do so before the heat cooks them all.

Those buds are awesome, by the way.

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Old Mar 23, 2012, 3:04 AM   #7
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Many thanks Steve!
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These are great shots. I tried some Magnolia blossoms yesterday, but was not satisfied with the result. The color of the pink/purple blossom seemed to make exposure difficult -- all overexposed. I was shooting on A mode, wanting to blur out background. The sun shining brightly, perhaps too much so. Also, I had a hard time getting good focus. I tried Area-1, and Spot. I think the petals of the blossom didn't give much for the camera to use as a good marker to gain focus.

I had little time to do much experimenting, but was disappointed with the results. This is the first time I've tried Magnolia. Anybody else have much success with these kinds of shots?
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Thanks Roger for the appreciation
For your photos, I think that when the sunlight is so intense, you should underexpose to -2 / 3 or -1
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I was shooting on EC -1. But, as you can see the color on the petals gets washed out on the highlighted areas. The variation across the petal is significant in the image, when, in reality, isn't so much.

I know, bright sun can be your best friend sometimes, other times it is your enemy. I would like to try again on another day, or early morning, late afternoon, so see if the results can be improved.
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