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Old Mar 7, 2006, 6:35 PM   #1
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My first try - let me know what I can do to improve my techniques.

I also want to do further close ups, but do not have extended macro lenses - is it still possible ?
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Old Mar 7, 2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

The water drops are visible but the picture seems crowded, the shot a bit overexposed and the colours not balanced.

To improve on your macro, you will have to buy a macro lens. So do some savings and invest in one and you will never regret.

Your question is so broad but let say this, in any photograph, it is always good to have a focus of interest. Something that immediately capture the eye of the viewer. Also work on your shutter speed and exposure. This determines how much light is allowed into the camera for correct the subject to be correctly exposed.

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Old Mar 8, 2006, 2:41 AM   #3
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Great - can you recommend some good lenses ?

Thanks !
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Old Mar 8, 2006, 3:12 AM   #4
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What a nice fresh picture to wake up to . . .

Hope to see many more. Welcome to the forum.

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Old Mar 8, 2006, 3:33 AM   #5
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Hi Elddjoc,

Welcome & welcome again.

What a stunning picture -a beautiful compositionthat really hasmade my morning. Nice to have some real talent around here for a change.

By the way, I like your photo of the plant as well :G

Sorry, you'll get used to some of the things that happen around here when people have got nothing better to do! Seriously welcome and this is a very nice first effort - hope to see more of you here.
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Old Mar 8, 2006, 11:46 AM   #6
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Like Aumma said- I'd like to see more of a focus- perhaps if the greens were darker it would make the yellows stand out more...

I like the feeling of it though- gives a "fullness of life" impression to me.
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Old Mar 8, 2006, 12:56 PM   #7
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welcome :-) ! i agree with the points jaki made, you need to have more of a focal point in your composition.* not a bad start though, looking forward to more!
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Hi and welcome,

With the S2 IS you should be able to get to basically 0cm with the Super Macro Mode so you will not need any other lenses with it for some very close work.

When photographing water drops, it often works better to shoot at an angle to them rather than straight down.... you will find that the results are much more pleasing.

I look forward to seeing your next round of shots getting closer and trying new angles.

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Old Mar 8, 2006, 3:20 PM   #9
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Thanks very much for the helpful advice guys !

I tried the super macro mode, but the camera kept having trouble focusing, so I switched to normal macro mode instead.

I did intend to make to dew drops the subject - how do you do that ?


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in macro mode, or with a macro lens, get in closer to the dew drops and perhaps using a more shallow depth of field so that the background has a soft blur to it, that will bring the attention more to the subject.
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