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Old Dec 28, 2006, 6:09 PM   #1
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I like this shot, I hope you do to. This was shot at 300mm with a consumer grade zoom and hand held, I think I got very lucky.

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Old Jan 30, 2007, 1:33 AM   #2
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Same conditions here, although taken May 21 2006, Romania.
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 3:53 AM   #3
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hi monza ,
that was the great shot.could plz pass the additional infomation like apratue value ,shutter speed, metering etc. Would be helpful
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hi monza ,
that was the great shot.could plz pass the additional infomation like apratue value ,shutter speed, metering etc. Would be helpful
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hi monza ,
that was the great shot.could plz pass the additional infomation like apratue value ,shutter speed, metering etc. Would be helpful
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hi monza ,
that was the great shot.could plz pass the additional infomation like apratue value ,shutter speed, metering etc. Would be helpful
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 8:30 AM   #7
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hi monza ,
that was the great shot.could plz pass the additional infomation like apratue value ,shutter speed, metering etc. Would be helpful
Pentax SMC FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 lens at 300mm.
Pattern metering, aperture f7.1, shutter speed 1/400, ISO 200,
no exposure compensation.

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Old Feb 11, 2007, 1:47 PM   #8
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My opinion:

When you focus on a single flower within a group, and open the aperature to get a shallow depth of field, the flower you're focusing on should be in the center of the frame.

Flowers, by their very nature are soft, and when you soften other flowers by playing with the DoF, the observer is left wondering which flower to look at. If the flower you want them to look at isn't centered, then the shot doesn't work as well.

I'd have liked the effect of the DoF if it was composed differently, and I'd have liked the composition if the DoF were deeper.

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 3:45 AM   #9
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Why headache? My picture is (relatively) centered on the focused flower. Please explain, I'm here to learn!

I posted mine because it looked so similar (it was already taken) and the flowers were on such distant corners of the Earth...

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My opinion:

When you focus on a single flower within a group, and open the aperature to get a shallow depth of field, the flower you're focusing on should be in the center of the frame.

Flowers, by their very nature are soft, and when you soften other flowers by playing with the DoF, the observer is left wondering which flower to look at. If the flower you want them to look at isn't centered, then the shot doesn't work as well.

I'd have liked the effect of the DoF if it was composed differently, and I'd have liked the composition if the DoF were deeper.

:End of My Opinion

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Oh, and the additional info is retained in the image file upon uploading/downloading (the EXIF data tag). IrfanView is great for reading that - as well as right-click on the saved file (Properties > Summary), in Windows Explorer.
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