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Old Aug 7, 2011, 3:51 PM   #1
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Default Flowers (some high-key, some bugs, mostly macro)

Went with my son to my girlfriends folks place, they have a stunning selection of flowers, and this time I managed to carry most of my camera gear and was allowed loose in the garden while getting a few minutes break from rope swings, soccer, toasting marshmallows, etc.












Other than the sunflower I couldn't name any of the plants of flowers in her garden that I took photo's of

Hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment and/or criticize.
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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Very nice and colorful shots! I love taking pictures of flowers, and these are quite nice.
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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Very beautiful shots. I love the yellow grains of pollen that are visible in #5.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 3:27 AM   #4
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Thanks both!

Finding my camera is back focusing a lot lately on the Tamron lens, more than usual, not sure what I can do about it but I'm missing quite a lot of shots now.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 9:48 AM   #5
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Can you use the focus adjustment to change the focus for that lens? I don't know how that works for 3rd party AF lenses - all my third party lenses have been manual focus. If you are manually focusing, have you checked your dioper adjustment recently? Or have you changed your focusing screen?
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I changed my focusing screen a while back, but the AF seems the same as when I do MF, I don't really use AF very often, if ever, but notice if I'm shooting f8 or less then the focus seems off, and on Macro shots it can be even more noticeable.

Will have a fiddle with the diopter on the weekend, maybe my eyes have just degraded in the last year lol, thanks Harriet.
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So glad you were able to take the time to "play" in the garden, in between the family play time! Each of these is a gem - such careful composition and such rich color. Especially nice arrangement on #2, and very interesting contrast on #4.
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Actually, the focus screen can affect both the AF and the manual focus (at least from what I've read elsewhere). You might want to check if your screen is properly shimmed to make it focus correctly. But I wouldn't mess with the focus screen if it's only the Tamron that's backfocusing.
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Actually, the focus screen can affect both the AF and the manual focus (at least from what I've read elsewhere). You might want to check if your screen is properly shimmed to make it focus correctly. But I wouldn't mess with the focus screen if it's only the Tamron that's backfocusing.
I got some shims with the focusing screen, so will mount the camera on a tripod and see what each of my lenses focuses to and check if it's just the Tamron that's out. Thanks again Harriet!

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So glad you were able to take the time to "play" in the garden, in between the family play time! Each of these is a gem - such careful composition and such rich color. Especially nice arrangement on #2, and very interesting contrast on #4.
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Awesome, Ash!
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