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Old Dec 5, 2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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A couple of close up shots of some flowers I found..

I don't think this can be classified as macro as I didn't use a true macro lens so I just define it as "Close-Up"

Please C & C to help me improve.

Note: All pic PP using Photoshop CS2 & Lightroom touching on cropping / contrast / sharpening and saturation.

Shot using EOS 400D + Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro.

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Old Dec 5, 2007, 12:29 PM   #3
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No.3 - I found this flower under some bushes and lots of leaves with the sun shining in directly on the center of the flower.
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Old Dec 6, 2007, 1:59 AM   #4
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Of the three pictures I really like the third one, good composition and color; the other two are a bit soft focused for me.
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Old Dec 6, 2007, 1:14 PM   #5
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hye Calicajun..

I admit the 1st and 2nd pic are not good..

Actually it can't be helped.. Camera was on a tripod but suddenly the wind picked up and did not stop even till the end of the day...hahaha. tried blocking with a giant cardboard but it too got blown away..:lol::lol::-)

unlucky me:??.. but i still took the shots as part of my trial and error learning attempt..

anyway thanks for the comments. i'm trying to improve even as we are typing here..hehehe.. already set up another date to shoot the same objects...

thanks again..
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Well have fun on your next shoot and good luck.
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Old Dec 9, 2007, 11:26 PM   #7
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might try upping the shutter speed if you have a windy day...if you can. But you will still have a tough time with bang on focus for such a small subject matter I bet.
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Old Dec 13, 2007, 11:12 AM   #8
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just to add a coupleof pics to the series.

tried to make improvements to previous mistakes and tried using suggestions given here.

Pic No 4: Taken in my garden
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Pic No 5: Same flower wth different angle.


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Old Dec 13, 2007, 11:10 PM   #10
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I'm not "dissing your pics in any way" But, for my knowledge too. How to you get a better focus? What makes some of my shots come out like these and some come out so clear you can see the hairs of the flowers? is it the f stop?
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