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Old Mar 3, 2008, 8:45 PM   #1
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Trying to get a handle on my new lens (Sigma 28-80 macro).

Here are a few shots today of some flowers on their last legs. Since it's dark out I put the vase on the floor under my fluorescent desk lamp for lighting. Set the white balance for fluorescent. The only adjustments made to the photo were a little levels, cropping and noise reduction and sharpening. Although, the last two didn't seem to have any effect.

Taken handheld at 80mm macro, f13, 1/6 sec, ISO400, spot metering, A/P.

Any tips welcome.

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 8:46 PM   #2
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#2 - I like the green eucalyptus leaves showing in this one.
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Very nice - I like both of them. Love it when you can see the pollen on the petals.
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These are really nice, both of them.

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Like them both Patty, the pollen looks almost as if floating in the air. ... Jack.
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Hi Pattie

Prefer the composition of the second shot. Great shot.

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Old Mar 4, 2008, 3:42 AM   #7
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Patty

Whoops, sorry about the spelling
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Old Mar 4, 2008, 6:58 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. I'd really like it if the sun was out when I was home and I could try some with natural light. Also, need some fresher flowers. There are iris' in the bouquet, but those shots didn't make it. Some day.
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Patty I used an Alpha Channel and Edge sharpening, then changed to LAB color mode and used a curves adjustment in the "a" and "b" channels. Hope you like it!

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Hi Patty,
they are great , both.
Nice colours, great composition, and great detail.
I would be a champ for my wife, if get such pics from her roses this summer. :-)
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