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Old Oct 15, 2008, 2:46 PM   #11
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#2 - a small spider, sitting in a hole, grabbing a rope of his web. Still wrong f-stop and ISO was too high... at least that helped to take a steady shot
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 2:47 PM   #12
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#3 - coin shot, this time with f/22 and a tripod
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 10:37 PM   #13
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Welcome to the frustrating world of macro! That coin is outstanding (really well done), and I like your flower, even if your DOF is too small for a traditional flower. I'm never crazy about spiders, no matter how good the picture. As you said, yours could have usedmore DOF to be a good spider picture. It's an interesting abstract the way it is.
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 5:17 PM   #14
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OK, here comes a fun entry... again a coin macro (sort of):
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 5:19 PM   #15
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This is the whole thing - me post-processingthe coin shot and with my camera right next to me I grabbed it and tooka photo. The image above is a 100% crop :blah:
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 5:24 PM   #16
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I saw this splint at a flagpole (the blue background actually is the flagpole). Quite a bit post-processing to produce a "vivid" image - was an overcast day and I needed some colors, hope you don't mind. Also I like the dramatic and kind of "bloody" feel (in the way that it looks like the metal bleeds).
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 5:29 PM   #17
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Chocolate flower detail (the flower really has this name and it smells like chocolate, too. Color is darker in natural light, the flash did a bit too much here)
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 5:33 PM   #18
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1:1 crop of the chocolate flower - no additional sharpening. It looks a bit soft to me, but there are quite some details in it.
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A lovely couple - I especially like the colors and the "peek-through" feeling - so it's not just one single flower and nothing else, but also the surrounding/environment adds to the image. (my opinion) A ISO 1600 shot, that came out great for that high ISO and the overcast day imho.
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It looks like a fun lens, quite sharp in these. I really like your rusty metal, you did a good job with it however you processed it- it looks nice, not over-the-top at all.
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