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Old Apr 21, 2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Just trying something different, trying to keep the Anther and Stigmaas the only in-focus objects, and everything else blurred. This was just a quick shot taken handheld, so will be trying again with a tripod. What do y'all think?

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I think you are on to something here LT that could be really effective and have people guessing for ages.Need to get all the thingies in sharp focus (which I'm not sure if you are going to achieve without giving the game away). I think it's well worth re-doing under more controlled conditions.
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I agree, I think you may be on to something here.


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Old Apr 23, 2006, 1:55 PM   #4
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LT,

I like this very much, though it could use a slightly larger depth of field. I've found macro work is suited to 'studio' style shooting, where you can try something, look at the results and then go back again and change some things...

I think if you shoot again with a larger DOF, it will make what is already a very good image into a great one.

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p.s. what lens are you using?

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Old Apr 24, 2006, 1:03 AM   #5
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Thanks Steve, Syd and Ben for your kind words. I was only wanting to get the tips of the "business end" of the tulip sharp and everything else blurred, but I can see where a little bit(teenie-weenie) more DOF would make it better. I did this on the way out of work on Friday, my co-worker had this tulip arrangement on her desk, so I stopped to take the shot.

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I was using a Maxxum 50mm f/3.5 macro (only gives me a 1:2 ratio-but I love this lens) with my KM 7D.

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you know, LT, i don't think i have ever seen such a shallow dof, even at 3.5.

if you don't mind, how far away from the subject were you?

i mean, dude that is TIGHT!

i'm trying to think where that would work magic...


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Old Apr 24, 2006, 8:47 AM   #7
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Scott,

I was wide open and I think I was about 7 inches from it. I think that is my closest focusing distance. I was pretty intimate with that Tulip. Unfortunately I was in a hurry, otherwise I would've grabbed my tripod from my trunk. I appreciate you looking Scot.

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I was using a Maxxum 50mm f/3.5 macro (only gives me a 1:2 ratio-but I love this lens) with my KM 7D.

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LT,

It's funny, my macro lens is my favourite lens too. For some reason I find it the most versatile I have (it's a 90mm), and it is by far the sharpest. I'm constantly disappointed by the sharpness on pretty much all my other lenses (save the minolta 50/1.7) in comparison.

On the DOF thing, I agree, it does only need a touch more. Too much and the image'll become too busy.

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I'm with Scot - that is incredible! Did you PP this image at all?
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 3:49 PM   #10
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Thanks Ben, and Dom.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Ben, is your 90mm, the Tamron 90mm Macro? If it is, I don't blame you for liking it, that is one sharp lens, I've played with one a little that a friend of mine has. I like the slightly longer reach of that lens, but wouldn't trade my 50/3.5 for anything, well maybe the Minolta AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Apo G (D) SSM ..I do like the 50/1.7 and the 70-210/4 "Beercan" too that I have.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Dom,

The only PP that I did do was for some Levels, saturation and USM.

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