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Old Dec 26, 2006, 8:33 PM   #1
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 8:47 PM   #2
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no exif so we don't know the camera or it's settings ..
macros and close focuses(?) are tough..
this one shows toolarge anaperture, camera shake, or out of focus(OOF). maybe all 3. it's a good image tho.. just not quite right.. experience will teach you. do not be afraid of taking dozens of the same shot with different settings. nowadays you don't even need to write down the settings as it's all included in the exif info for each image. also, do not be afraid of the delete button.. it's all in a days work.

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 8:52 PM   #3
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Pentax Optio 550, shot at 1/250sec @ f/2.8 in macro.
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 8:55 PM   #4
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Another shot the same afernoon...


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Old Dec 27, 2006, 4:52 AM   #5
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Hi Knotyscoty and welcome to Steve's Forums...... glad you have decided to post!!

Roy is correct that in an out and out macro shot the background would usually be thrown completely out of focus by using a wide aperture (which you have done with f2.8) but also by using a lot of focal length (zoom in) and getting close to your subject. However you might be a little limited with a compact camera in what can be done and I think you have a really interesting shot here with the first one. By not having the background completely thrown out you get a sense of the surroundings and they depth of field (dof) is narrow enough that the subject is still isolated.

For me the 2nd shot looks a bit under exposed so I would suggest lifting that. I do like the composition on that one as well so 2 nice shots to start you off with.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 9:33 AM   #6
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Welcome knoty, I like the first shot not bad at all, the second is a little underexposed but still a nice shot.
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Old Dec 27, 2006, 12:49 PM   #7
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Thanks, Alex and Mark!
Yeah, shooting with a P&S definatly has it's disadvantages, but it was all I had at the time ;}
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It does however you have done a much better job than Joe Average!!!
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