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Old Mar 2, 2005, 11:32 AM   #1
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Old Mar 2, 2005, 12:06 PM   #2
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Raghu,

I really like the color combination and the basic composition of this shot. I do notice it seems a little, soft, I think. Do you think you would have had a sharper image of the Hibiscus if you had used ISO 100 in stead of 80? It looks to me like you were shooting at 1/5 of a second. If this was handheld that is really a challenge to keep a still camera, at least for me it would be.

Perhaps you were not intending to get a very sharp image of the flower, but I am curious how it would have turned out with a shutter speed up around 1/30 or 1/60.

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Hibiscus...or shoe flower? atleast thats what they were called when i was a kid. My parents used to cut it up and fry it up in oil and apply it to our hair....yuck...lol...its supposed to provide added nutrients for your scalp.

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Old Mar 2, 2005, 7:15 PM   #4
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It looks to me like you were shooting at 1/5 of a second. If this was handheld that is really a challenge to keep a still camera, at least for me it would be.
Thanks Brett, for your opinion and for the tip. Yes, I now feel ISO 100 or 200 would have made it sharper - it just didn't occur to me at the time of shooting. It was early in the morning and I had to leave for work, so I had very little time available. I could seeon the lcd that increasing shutter speed resulted in further deterioration in lighting and so I had to shoot it at 1/5 secs, and handheld, yes. I am glad you like this.
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EXIF shows f4 , 1/20 sec. Maybe use f2.8 to increase shutter speed and keep ISO low.
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Old Mar 2, 2005, 10:11 PM   #6
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Thanks, Redhouse. Brett, pl note I have used 1/20, not 1/5. The fact remains that I didfind it difficult to hold the camera steady to click this shot. Setting at f2.8 may have also helped. Let me try again.
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EXIF shows f4 , 1/20 sec. Maybe use f2.8 to increase shutter speed and keep ISO low.
Now I'm confused. I used the Exif Viewer and the shutter speed line shows 1/5.0s, but when I look at the Exif information in PSP9 or even windows explorer it shows the 1/20 just as you have said. :?

Am I not reading the Exif Viewer information correctly? Obviously seeing as how both PSP9 and explorer show 1/20th that was the exposure. What does the shutter speed line of 1/5.0s mean? :?

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Old Mar 3, 2005, 1:51 AM   #8
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I don't know. Use this

http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html
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