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Old May 20, 2005, 8:04 PM   #1
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Picture #49 out of the XT

A "Silver Dollar" blossom. Real name: I have no idea…
I really can't imagine me doing a lot of flowers especially with my daughter's summer
league baseball season starting in a couple of weeks. I thought I'd give it a shot though
and I hope I don't disappoint anyone. Comments and help welcomed.

The picture is "Out-of-the-camera" except for a clone on the pedal at about 7 o'clock. It had a tiny white edge but it was distracting. (And sized for here) Sigma AF 70-300 APO Macro Super.

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Old May 20, 2005, 9:51 PM   #2
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Hi Dale,

About a month ago I shared images of this same flower, but I never could get a nice capture of a single blossom so I did the entire plant. :-) We rarely see images with the blossoms of the Money Plant. We more often see images of the coin shaped seeds.

Keep shooting flowers! I was surprised at how much shooting flora has helped my compositional skills.

A tripod will be helpful to keep the subject in focus. After you have the blossom framed you can remove blossoms that are close and focused enough to be a distraction.

You'll probably need to use about f/13 to shoot anything macro at an angle with the lens you are using.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old May 20, 2005, 11:20 PM   #3
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Did i ever mention that purple and green go well together. I like the shot and composition although i would have liked it more if the "middle bit" spores? of the flower were in focus.

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really nice shot, I like the warm color, if you could get the top flower to have a clear focus in the very centre of the shot it would be great. I find flowers really hard, I don't often get a really good shot of one myself. I actually found my little prosumer digital camera took much better macro shots of flowers than my Dslr.:-)Keep shooting
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Old May 21, 2005, 7:12 AM   #5
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Well thank you very much. I admit i was afraid too post this so i appreciate the kind
help.

Rodney: Ok. I'll try something else... The Rhododendrons are coming out.
Thank you for your advice and i will follow it. Thanks for the
encouragement. Some people have knowledge but don't share. I'm glad
you're not one of them.

Clem: Thanks for dropping in on this. You're right the colors do go nice and
really help this picture. I'll be more attentive to my settings.

Alady: No excuses.... Well maybe. I am still getting use to my new camera. It's
been three hole days now. When i looked back at the picture info< I saw
i had several mistakes in the setting. Like continuous shooting! Yeah, ya
never know when a flower is going to do something and wish you you had
ten frames of it. LOL.

Thanks again everyone
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Old May 21, 2005, 7:16 AM   #6
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thatsanicepicture2 wrote:
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Like continuous shooting! Yeah, ya
never know when a flower is going to do something and wish you you had
ten frames of it. LOL.

No comment on the photo, I just wanted to say this was very funny :lol::lol:
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