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Old Aug 30, 2006, 4:37 AM   #1
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spring starts on Friday
and i still havent got a proper macro lens (still looking around)
so instead i put my f1.7 50mm Pentax lens on a 2x convertor
aadded a +4 and +2 diopter lens to the front
and went to Kings Park, wildflower hunting
this is one (of the best) photo i got

a red kangaroopaw flower



i have a few more on my web site if any one wants to go take a look
http://johndolphin.net/photos/categories.php?cat_id=1

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 4:51 AM   #2
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whats wrong with that image, it looks fine?
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 5:12 AM   #3
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it doesnt look quite as sharp at full size
i was happy with it though

i was testing the combination for the wildflower show next month
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 7:18 AM   #4
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I agree, nothing wrong with this. The DOF is excellent.

Q: Did you use a flash or a tripod?
Q: How big is the original subject?
Q: No EXIF so what settings did you use?

I've not looked at all of them but there's nothing wrong with the gallery items either although some are OOF - no offence.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 7:33 AM   #5
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This to me is quite a good shot, good DOF, specially as you used two close up filters, you usually lose quite alot of detail etc anyway but using more than one is even "worse".

I think you did well. Have you got any extension tubes? Might be worth considering while you are waiting for a proper macro lens.

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I like the composition and the lighting, and I definitely think the technical quality is "good enough". A photo to be proud of, Gumnut!

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The lighting adds drama to the shot, raises it to a new level. Straight ahead lighting (like an on camera flash) would have resulted in a very "ordinary" picture but this one is extraordinary.

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I didn't go all the way through the album, but you have lots of "keepers" in it. I agree with the others, the lighting does lift it to a different level.
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thanks guys and ladies for taking a look
and the encouraging words
i guess we can be our own worst critics
i just know a dedicated macro lens would have to produce better results

wouldnt it??


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I also think it is an exquisite shot. How did you do the lighting?

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