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Samegapiz
09-21-2005, 11:59 AM
I like the water droplets on that flower jsla, nice flower and pic!

Now for one of my favourites of the day:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/Sam11235813/BlueFlower.jpg
All comments welcome

Geoff Chandler
09-21-2005, 02:46 PM
BE - nice to have some of your shots on this thread again ~
nice selection.
JTL - that's really unusual looking - let us know what it is if you remember..
jsla - another excellent white flower shot
American nomad - glad you DID share - don't hesitate!
Finally Samegapiz - really nicely presented blue flower... what is it?

Ok - All I have is a red from the house down the road
had to do a bit of PP as the red was quite vivid and dominated
the exposure.

jsla
09-21-2005, 03:09 PM
Nice shot Geoff. It was probably quite a challenge to get some definition out of those bright red petals at the top.

karen m.
09-21-2005, 09:52 PM
This is from the rain yesterday
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Paul_C
09-21-2005, 10:24 PM
From grandma's garden :)

Geoff Chandler
09-21-2005, 10:24 PM
Nice shot Geoff. It was probably quite a challenge to get some definition out of those bright red petals at the top.
Yeah - I should have known better, at the time I was rushing and thought
I should have played around with the exposure/saturation/etc - would have
been a bit more rescuable.

karen m ~ nice shot with the rain.
Paul C - nice to have you with us on this thread - thanks for joining in.

Here's another ~ there's quite a lot of these around our neighborhood, this one is,
in fact, just going over - past it's best.
Geoff :)

karen m.
09-23-2005, 08:02 PM
Here is one when its not raining :)
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Geoff Chandler
09-23-2005, 11:34 PM
Karen ~ nice recent shots, can you give us any details, camera ..plus settings?
Here's my contribution for today - taken back in June in my front garden,
we grew some of these from seeds...
I like having some indoors though as the smell is lovely.
Sadly all of ours were the one creamy white colour only.
(KM A-200, 60th sec, f5.6, ISO 50, 200mm telemacro with Anti-shake)

Spot focus
09-24-2005, 05:05 AM
Taken with 18-125 sigma +2X converter

jsla
09-24-2005, 11:36 AM
This sucker has been giving me a ton of focusing troubles.

http://static.flickr.com/32/46150952_3808a19abd.jpg

jsla
09-24-2005, 03:08 PM
http://static.flickr.com/29/46200580_803734b5b0_b.jpg

val123
09-25-2005, 04:27 AM
Hey guys you really have been posting some super shots....too many to comment on individually, I will try and keep up in future :)

Here are a couple of roses from my garden shot this week end, hope you like.

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/37393019-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/37393023-L.jpg

And a slightly different view of the yellow one....

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/37393026-L.jpg

jeff31
09-25-2005, 11:58 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/macro_250905_2.jpg

JTL
09-25-2005, 12:16 PM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/macro_250905_2.jpgThat is simply one of the most amazing shots on this entire site...

karen m.
09-25-2005, 12:39 PM
WOW! Great shot Jeff.
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Tyger
09-25-2005, 02:22 PM
i agree jeff, awesome!


http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/4131/flower66qg.jpg

val123
09-25-2005, 02:35 PM
That is simply one of the most amazing shots on this entire site...

I agree, great shot Jeff :)

snowrdr
09-26-2005, 08:05 AM
Here is a sunflower from yesterday... :D

http://www.pbase.com/image/49802712.jpg

davephoto
09-26-2005, 09:22 AM
Lotus Flowers (http://gallery.leica-users.org/Lotus-Flowers)

A series of three images of lotus flowers taken in Guangzhou.

-- Dave

Geoff Chandler
09-27-2005, 06:43 AM
Everyone - lovely photos - jeff31 - your images are so beautifully presented. Val - wow your really getting great results with that S2 - I've been recomending that to people.
Snowdr - lovely sunflower shot, too many others to comment on all at once.
heres a tiny flower from a bush in the garden - I should post something in the leaves thread from this bush really.
(A-200 @200mm, F5.6, 40th sec with AS ISO 50)
Just resized.

Geoff Chandler
09-27-2005, 06:45 AM
~Also this - a closer look - macro this time.
(A-200 @200mm Telemacro, F5.6 Fill in flash @ 200th sec ISO 100)

gracie328
09-27-2005, 10:32 AM
You guys are really making me want a macro lens even more than I already did. I guess I'll just have to stick with more portrait type shots. Here's one of my dad's roses I took after he passed away. I have it in both full color version and the selective coloring version. There again this was taken several months ago, so I don't have my settings. Here's the full color version.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/dadsrose.jpg

And here it is with selective coloring.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/coloredpetalscopy.jpg

Geoff Chandler
09-27-2005, 01:22 PM
You guys are really making me want a macro lens even more than I already did. I guess I'll just have to stick with more portrait type shots. Here's one of my dad's roses I took after he passed away. I have it in both full color version and the selective coloring version. There again this was taken several months ago, so I don't have my settings.
gracie - I like this shot and I think I might give that selective colouring a go sometime. Great job. Yep macro lens would be fun - I will one day get one to screw onto the front of the A-200, but really a dSLR would be best...

Geoff Chandler
09-27-2005, 01:38 PM
What is this so close up??
Have a look in the leaf thread for a sprig of it
(This was macro & then cropped to get in closer)

Bald Eagle
09-27-2005, 04:24 PM
Sorry I havent contributed in a loong time, these photos are awesome. here is my humble contribution, hope you like.

Bald Eagle
09-27-2005, 06:52 PM
Another one from today.

Bald Eagle
09-27-2005, 06:54 PM
and one more from today.

gracie328
09-27-2005, 07:34 PM
Thanks Geoff. Here's another rose I did in selective coloring. I don't prefer this method a lot, but I do like it on roses sometimes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/rosecopy.jpg

I also don't prefer flowers in B&W, normally... just seems flowers should have color, but I did this hibiscus in B&W and I totally loved it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/hibiscus.jpg

Chilious
09-27-2005, 08:43 PM
It's not the best shot, but I realy like the colors.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040048.jpg

bonni
09-28-2005, 12:09 AM
Took this yesterday, and it's got no retouching other than cropping and resizing (and the watermark). I just happened to be in the right place at the right time with my camera and I captured this beautiful dappled light on the flowers.

val123
09-28-2005, 01:12 PM
Some lovely shots.

Geoff ..... Thanks for your kind words, the S2 is a super little camera, BTW love the little pink flowers, The macro shot is great. lovely colour and use of DOF.

Bald Eagle.....super shots as usual, particularly like the first one, very delicate colour and again good use of DOF.

gracie328...like your selective colour shots.

Chilious ....very vivid colour, like it.

Bonnie ...love that light effect well spotted.

Here are a couple from me....

first the bud of the pink rose posted earlier, had to crop a bit as background was a bit iffy...... hope you like

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/37889430-L.jpg

and secondly a wild flower spotted whilst on my recent Heron hunting trip! Hope you like.....

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/37396283-L.jpg

snowy egret
09-30-2005, 06:43 AM
jsla
white flower, purple center nikon CP8400.
Lovely, crisp , glowing! What flower is it?
SnowyEgret

snowy egret
09-30-2005, 06:45 AM
Jeff BRAVO
SE

Fz5_newbie
09-30-2005, 12:18 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/toddler19/new207.jpg

Fz5. P mode aperture 2.8...no post processing.

jeff31
10-01-2005, 07:34 AM
A simple dandelion could be beautiful :)

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_011005_1.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_011005_2.jpg

val123
10-01-2005, 07:49 AM
Nice dandelions Jeff - as always superb colour, detail and presentation.

Here is my humble offering for today, a sunflower, let me know what you think guys, good or bad, I will not be offended........

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/38198055-L.jpg

American Nomad
10-01-2005, 08:37 PM
They just put in some new plants at the apartment complex.

Geoff Chandler
10-02-2005, 02:05 PM
They just put in some new plants at the apartment complex.
Nice strong colours on that one A.N.

meillana
10-02-2005, 05:14 PM
here are a slew of shots taken in peaceful bali (a week before saturday's plight)....
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/meillana/Bali/P1110694.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/meillana/Bali/P1110799.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/meillana/Bali/P1110464.jpg

Chilious
10-02-2005, 06:06 PM
These are my first flower close up's.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040338.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040339.jpg

Tyger
10-02-2005, 09:23 PM
jeff your stuff is always inspring...are you using a macro lens? nice everyone!!! http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8913/flower27em.jpg

bonni
10-03-2005, 06:19 AM
The blossom on an Australian native plant (which frequently have very odd flowers). I was experimenting with my new macro/magnifying filters. Not sure I have it perfected, but I liked the way this one came out. :)

[EDIT] Kodak z740 on closeup setting with 4x + 2x + 1x magnifying filters.

Geoff Chandler
10-03-2005, 07:13 AM
The blossom on an Australian native plant (which frequently have very odd flowers). I was experimenting with my new macro/magnifying filters. Not sure I have it perfected, but I liked the way this one came out. :)
Yes - that's a really busy looking macro - what an unusual looking plant.
Looks like you are doing very well with the camera and lenses to me.
Thanks for sharing.
BTW what are the camera & lenses you are using
Geoff

Geoff Chandler
10-03-2005, 01:51 PM
gracie328 - you have inspired me to play around in yet another way ~
your colour/b&w rose pics are the source of my inspiration - so, here's a flower
I have posted quite a long time back - with some B&W style PP work
Please everyone feel free to criticise - this is new for me.
(The only annoying thing was I wanted to print it seemlessly on a 6x4 glossy paper and it came out with a white border and too small for the frame I had it lined up for)

Chilious
10-03-2005, 03:02 PM
A cactus flower.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/21.jpg

gracie328
10-03-2005, 06:08 PM
Geoff, that looks fantastic! Sorry it didn't print properly for you. Wonder why it would do that? Could it possibly have not been cropped for a 6x4? Maybe you could re-crop it and try again. Glad to know I shared some inspiration!

Geoff Chandler
10-04-2005, 01:27 AM
gracie328 - thanks
I have the Canon Pixma 4000 which is supposed to do edge to edge printing -
so I put in a 6x4 super glossy paper to print and told the ACDsee to print to the edge, but I got a large white border. - So I inserted into Powerpoint, along with another piccy and sized the pics to 6x4 and printed on an A4 sheet then cut them out ~ but I wanted to use the other paper as it is a bit nicer.

Hey everybody - lots of lovely flowers here recently!
Keep it up
Geoff

Merkor
10-04-2005, 04:08 AM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/merkor/IMG_0753.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/merkor/IMG_0751.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/merkor/IMG_0970.jpg

jeff31
10-04-2005, 11:47 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/macro_021005_2.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/macro_021005_1.jpg

jeff31
10-04-2005, 11:50 AM
jeff your stuff is always inspring...are you using a macro lens? nice everyone!!!
Yes i've used an additional macro lens provided by Raynox (CM-3500 kit).

Good DOF on your shot. :)

bklassen
10-04-2005, 11:45 PM
Wow you guys! I'm impressed! I haven't posted in this thread for about a week or two (I really have to make a point of taking more pictures - school's no excuse :p ), and I've missed a lot of great shots!

I took this one just yesterday morning, dew still on the pedals..., definitely a macro shot - these flowers are maybe 1-2 inches in diameter...I just stuck my camera underneath them and pointed up! :)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/bklassen/21613f5f.jpg

Erad
10-04-2005, 11:49 PM
the first thing that came to my mind after looking at that shot was SPRING, kinda wierd. really nice shot though bklassen.

Claus S
10-05-2005, 10:33 AM
Not sure i should be posting this one but ohh well might as well :)

jeff31
10-05-2005, 12:53 PM
Taken with the night shot mode of my camera. :)

http://sonyv3.free.fr/album/flowers/fl_240905_2.jpg

A.Crosby
10-05-2005, 01:31 PM
Jeff31
That is a beautiful shot, very dramatic!! I like it very much!

bonni
10-07-2005, 12:25 AM
Kodak z740, closeup mode, a bit of zoom, no additional filters or special lenses (just a bit of tweaking in Photoshop).

bonni
10-07-2005, 01:53 AM
Taken with the night shot mode of my camera. :)

Under what conditions? It's WAY cool (and I might like to try something like it). Tell us more?

bonni

Kushnirenko
10-07-2005, 04:56 AM
Kharkiv. Ukraine. Olympus C-765UZ. Apr, 19, 2005

Wombat
10-07-2005, 12:58 PM
Haven't post on this thread for a while - but I do keep looking in and what a great bunch of shots there are. Thanks to everyone for sharing.

Here's a spotty rose that had a wonderful scent - but you will have to wait until Smellyvision V2.14 is fully developed :D . Canon A80.

regards
Wombat

Kushnirenko
10-08-2005, 04:31 AM
Kharkiv. Ukraine. Olympus C-765UZ. Apr, 21, 2005

Chilious
10-09-2005, 11:02 AM
A couple of pictures taken yesterday.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040581.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040593.jpg

Spot focus
10-10-2005, 01:34 AM
A bougainvillea

gracie328
10-10-2005, 12:47 PM
And still more in selective coloring. This is actually just a weed that grows in the brush near my house. The flower is actually very small, so I was quite surprised I got this good a shot since I don't have a macro lens.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/weedbloom.jpg

Kushnirenko
10-10-2005, 01:12 PM
Kharkiv. Ukraine. Olympus C-765UZ. Apr, 19, 2005

jeff31
10-10-2005, 01:36 PM
Finally i've decided to bought a new Rebel XT camera. It's my first flower shot with the basic lens 18-55mm @55mm. :)
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_091005_1.jpg

bonni
10-10-2005, 10:45 PM
Taken last year in the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, and I only caught that bee by sheer good luck. This was taken with my old camera, a Kodak CD3400.

Geoff Chandler
10-11-2005, 06:41 AM
Spot focus - thanks for letting us know the flower name 'A bougainvillea'
I am sure I already posted this one - like yours - but I scrolled right back
through the pages and couldn't find it. (Mines more washed out in the sun than yours)

meanwhile - Oh Boy - what a trek - through all those fantastic shots!!!
I am slightly shocked, also, at how many I have posted!
Bonni - great shot - you get great results from a Kodak CD3400!! Just think
you could treat yourself to something even better with your abilities!
Jeff 31 - like the Digital rebel shot - if I were in the market for a dSLR - that
would be on my very short shortlist along with only 2 or 3 others.
Gracie - yours is one of those others - love those shots with the black and
white background - I must try some more...
Chilious - great to see you are keeping up with everyone, do you hav one camera - or are there more??
Kushnirenko ~ you are posting so much on this site - please don't stop.

Spot focus
10-11-2005, 06:30 PM
Rose after rain shower

arrgon
10-13-2005, 12:54 AM
Great shots everyone. I've literally just spent several hours looking at all the posts and the wonderful pictures- I hope that someday I get as good as you guys.

As far as I know this is a lily but prove me wrong if you like - I really have no clue! Taken with a Canon S500 a few weeks back, removed distracting background in photoshop, bit of paint with light, curves.

Geoff Chandler
10-13-2005, 03:04 PM
Hmm where to post - leaves or flowers???
This could go I either! I have posted these flowers earlier in the
year - they were a richer colour then.
I don't think the Palm has been posted before...
This taken in my back garden -
A-200 - info lost on the pc as I rotated it! But I know
it was taken at 3mp and I am pretty certain it was f5.6
and around 1/25th secGeoff

Erad
10-13-2005, 10:51 PM
took this one today in my moms backyard.

Chilious
10-14-2005, 07:18 PM
A few flowers that I found during todays lunch break.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040694.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040698.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040690.jpg

Chilious
10-14-2005, 07:21 PM
And a couple more.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040707.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/Chilious/P1040687.jpg

jeff31
10-15-2005, 02:10 AM
Canon Rebel XT + Tamron 90mm macro lens

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_151005_1.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_151005_2.jpg

jeff31
10-15-2005, 04:20 AM
Rebel XT + tamron 90mm SP DI

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_151005_4.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_151005_3.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_151005_7.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_151005_5.jpg

Phill D
10-16-2005, 12:01 AM
Well it didn't take you long to get used to that Canon! - Nice shots jeff. Any first impressions of the camera? - must admit I had been wondering about investing in one myself sometime in the future. Dropped a few hints for Christmas but so far they have gone on deaf ears.

Kushnirenko
10-16-2005, 04:56 AM
Rebel XT + tamron 90mm SP DI
Your feeling of depth of space is amazing!!!

Geoff Chandler
10-16-2005, 09:21 AM
Jeff 31 - I like the results from that Digital Rebel

here's a couple of pics of the same flower, nothing special - the light
was evening - but still the reds wern't quite how i wanted them - this after
a little pp in curves

Geoff Chandler
10-16-2005, 09:22 AM
Interestingly - a flash version produced a different than expected result ~
but I prefer the non flash version.
The problem was capturing the subtle pink within the flower a longside the stronger red

jeff31
10-16-2005, 09:53 AM
Thanks all for your nice words.
Here another shot taken with the tamron macro lens. It's really a great lens !
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_161005_1.jpg

jeff31
10-16-2005, 12:43 PM
All taken with the rebel XT + tamron 90mm macro lens

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_161005_4.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_161005_6.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_161005_8.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_161005_7.jpg

gracie328
10-16-2005, 12:59 PM
Jeff31... I love that last pic! Simply stunning!

val123
10-16-2005, 02:13 PM
Jeff31 - your shots are as always beautiful.

Some lovely shots from everyone in here. Here are my very first flower shots with my brand new Canon EOS 20D - I hope you like.........

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40224226-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40224231-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40224215-L.jpg

Geoff Chandler
10-16-2005, 03:32 PM
Jeff31 - your shots are as always beautiful.

Some lovely shots from everyone in here. Here are my very first flower shots with my brand new Canon EOS 20D - I hope you like.........

Val - you snuck that in quietly!! Great shots with the new camera! -
I wasn't expecting you to get one just yet - having only recently got the S2
I know you said you fancied one. Well - that's another dSLR I like now -
I wasn't so sure about the 20D but seeing your shots has sorted that out!!

Jeff 31 - your 350 Digital rebel shots are great - that Tamron certainly
seems to do the trick!!

Well - I'm still non dSLR for the time being, never mind - I will enjoy all your
great shots on yours!
Geoff

val123
10-16-2005, 11:06 PM
Val - you snuck that in quietly!! Great shots with the new camera! -
I wasn't expecting you to get one just yet - having only recently got the S2
I know you said you fancied one. Well - that's another dSLR I like now -
I wasn't so sure about the 20D but seeing your shots has sorted that out!!

Geoff

Thanks Geoff, It was quite a sudden decision :D, I have had my eye on one for a while but had planned to wait until next year! Some unexpected cash helped bring it forward. I picked the camera up this Saturday lunchtime and half an hour later was up at our local airfield taking pictures!

I am keeping the S2 and will continue to use as it is a great camera, now I have two toys to play with! :)

scatamousche
10-17-2005, 08:23 AM
Hi all,

I had to wait a couple of days to post these morning glories. Jeff had just posted some on the previous page and he is scary-good no matter what kind of camera he uses.

Scat

Canon S2 and extender

http://www.karma-lab.nl/Pictures/GloryMorning.jpg

http://www.karma-lab.nl/Pictures/MorningGlorySquare.jpg

http://www.karma-lab.nl/Pictures/MorningGloryHot.jpg

Geoff Chandler
10-17-2005, 09:23 AM
Hi all,

I had to wait a couple of days to post these morning glories. Jeff had just posted some on the previous page and he is scary-good no matter what kind of camera he uses.

Scat

Canon S2 and extender

Hey - we're all different, and everyone has something unique to contribute - yours were great!
(Really!)
Here's a couple I shot of quickly just to keep going (- working nights at the moment and not got much time on my hands...) these are just sitting in a vase in the front room - had to use flash

Geoff Chandler
10-17-2005, 09:25 AM
2nd shot - slightly less exposure. Both A-200 @ around f5.6 with flash that's usualy 200th sec (why's that?? My Oly is usually 60th sec on flash).
Geoff:)

val123
10-17-2005, 01:29 PM
Hi all,

I had to wait a couple of days to post these morning glories. Jeff had just posted some on the previous page and he is scary-good no matter what kind of camera he uses.
Scat
Canon S2 and extender


Lovely shots with the S2 Scat, The lighting on these look really great.

Geoff - Nice shot with the flash.

Here is my first attempt at flash with the 20d, taken with the 18-55mm kit lense, in Raw format. Let me know what you guys think?

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40403491-L.jpg

eaglssong
10-17-2005, 02:18 PM
Your photos are all so beautiful, and Val, you amaze me daily.

Geoff, get ready, because my new A200 will be here Wednesday and I can hardly wait. In the meanwhile, I dug up my old HP C200 which has a whopping (LOL) one megapixel. Just thought I'd fool around today in preparation for the big day. Here's one I shot. Not very good, but the colors are exactly how it looked out there (and at the wrong time of day too). At least it was taken with a digi. :D

http://pic8.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1412217/8503363/115420052.jpg

Esoterra
10-17-2005, 07:21 PM
Great pictures. It sure is inspiring to see all of your work. Here is my attempt at a flower shot. Val123 I like your framing. Do you have a PS action you can share with us? or dir on how you made that background?

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5984/flower17jn.jpg

val123
10-18-2005, 03:34 PM
Thanks to Esoterra & eaglssong for your kind comments. I am on a very steep learning curve with the 20D and its always good to get others opinions!

You can find instructions for the Framing here...........http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11288

I use simular technique.

Here are a few taken tonight all with flash, using Canon 28-80mm lense, in Raw......hope you like.

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40560435-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40560429-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40560441-L.jpg

eastbluffs
10-18-2005, 03:59 PM
Thanks Geoff, It was quite a sudden decision :D, I have had my eye on one for a while but had planned to wait until next year! Some unexpected cash helped bring it forward. I picked the camera up this Saturday lunchtime and half an hour later was up at our local airfield taking pictures!

I am keeping the S2 and will continue to use as it is a great camera, now I have two toys to play with! :)You are armed baby! Ohhh yeah.

Your S2 shots have always been stunning. In your hands, a 20D, surely you'll get tempted to a great macro prime like the Canon 100 or something. Let us know then the book's getting published!:p

kewtpie
10-18-2005, 09:56 PM
Hi everyone!
Its been quite awhile since I've had time to come here.
Jeff31- just awesome shots the last few pages.
Val - so nice - and I'm jealous -that is my next purchase (fingers crossed...), that 20D
Geoff - Looks beautiful as ever
Scat - nice!

OK-
Here in Denver the flowers are getting harder and harder to come by...
I get out of my car, go up to them and they are "crispy" around the edges...
I have been working hard on putting together a nice slide show for a 50th wedding anniversary and took the plunge into PSE 4.0 ! Quite a few headaches to say the least. I did get it all done though and the family was well pleased.
I have been focusing on "fall colors" the last few weeks and will put another little slide show together for those shots, too.
Anyway here is one of the better ones lately.

kewtpie
10-18-2005, 09:57 PM
This is a friends' indoor plant bloom...

kewtpie
10-18-2005, 10:00 PM
I caught some work going on here...

PS> These last three with my Canon S410, no editing, ISO 50

Geoff Chandler
10-19-2005, 01:27 AM
I caught some work going on here...

PS> These last three with my Canon S410, no editing, ISO 50
Great shots - nice to have you with us again.

I was so displeased with my recent shots that I resorted to flash for - I had
to have another go - I guess it's just one of those difficult subjects/colours
to get how I want.
These have such a nice delicate colour - yet, for some reason, indoors
they come out too warm - so I have slightly tweaked the colour...

Geoff Chandler
10-19-2005, 01:29 AM
So - that was about the right colour and balance - before, with the flash,
I felt it was a bit too intense.
this one is still a tad too warm - but acceptable I s'pose!.

Geoff Chandler
10-19-2005, 01:31 AM
...and these ones are in the back room...

val123
10-19-2005, 02:47 PM
Thanks guys for your kind words. I am looking forward to getting out at the weekend and doing some serious 20d testing! :) Heres hoping for some dry weather!

Kristy .......some lovely shots, good to see you back look forward to seeing lots more pics.

Geoff.......Love these shots, that third shot is simply beautiful. Nice one.

Here is one I took tonight with the 20d, hand held flash shot, Raw....hope you like...........

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/40693718-L.jpg

Paul_C
10-20-2005, 12:34 AM
California Poppy

val123
10-20-2005, 01:33 PM
Todays pictures, some wild flowers taken with the S2 earlier this month....
Hope you like......

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/38538383-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/38522701-L.jpg

Geoff Chandler
10-20-2005, 03:47 PM
Val - looks like you were enjoying yourself at Shearwater!

Here's a small yellow flower I found hidden in the undergrowth
under my Mum's apple tree - hey I keep giving myself a hard time
with all these tiny things!!! This was the second shot as I felt
I could maybe get it a tad sharper - but this is straight of the
camera no PP other than the resize.
A200, 100th sec, F5.6, -0.3ev, Iso50
Also trying new settings - for A200 users:
+1 contrast, +1 Sat, filter +1blue (in camera) Normal (not vivid)
Daylight White

Geoff Chandler
10-20-2005, 03:49 PM
Yeah OK - I cropped this one a bit.
Orig was -0.3 ev - I took that back to what I considered to be
0 ev in curves

eaglssong
10-20-2005, 03:52 PM
http://pic8.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1412217/8503363/115749528.jpg
KM A200

eaglssong
10-20-2005, 03:53 PM
Not a clue what these flowers are, but I thought they were pretty.

http://pic8.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1412217/8503363/115749521.jpg
KM A200

Geoff Chandler
10-21-2005, 07:01 AM
My Nemisis - and a problem for many - a strong Red.!!
It blows out so often unless strongly under exposed - I have
gone on about this lots before and usually I suck out the extra red
saturation with some post processing.
Here is a pic straight of the camera - this time I did some pre-emptive
preperation - My normal A-200 settings were altered slightly
- I reduced the saturation a touch and used the in camera red to blue range 3 in the
direction of Blue - I also turned the contrast up 1 notch. Then I under exposed -0.3ev
Taken at ISO50, at 160th sec & F3.5 176mm telemacro.
There is no PP on this afterwards - please feel free to make comments good or bad
- this is something I'm working on.
(I know I can always improve an over saturated Red rose afterrwards)
Thanks
Geoff

kewtpie
10-21-2005, 12:36 PM
Hi Geoff-

I think it is lovely.
Aren't you catching those pink undertones that you see in the sun anyway?
I really like it.

My problem is yellows....it never seems to come out like I see it "in the flesh"
Anyway, here's an example.
I still have lots to learn.
You can see there are not many blooms left. Winter will be here before we know it.

gracie328
10-21-2005, 12:59 PM
I think I can truly see the potential of my new lens with this shot.
Shot in Aperture Priority Mode, 85mm, 1/1500 sec, f/4, ISO:200.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/therose2.jpg


Thought I'd throw this in. It's not exactly a flower, but at least it's a plant... a weed seed head. I thought they were actually sort of pretty with the morning dew settled on them. This one was with the same lens, Manual Mode at 1/1500 sec, f/3.5, ISO:200.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gracie328/FLOWERS%20AND%20SUCH/PICT0025copy.jpg

Paul_C
10-22-2005, 12:56 AM
If anyone knows what this is, please let me know.

jeff31
10-22-2005, 08:43 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_221005_1.jpg
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_221005_5.jpg

kewtpie
10-22-2005, 09:34 AM
Jeff-
Just beautiful! You really have a gift.

val123
10-23-2005, 12:47 AM
As always some super shots Guys.

Jeff31 your pictures are in a class of their own, super colour & detail and presented to perfection.

Here is my contribution........another from the 20d

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/41143274-L.jpg

jeff31
10-23-2005, 01:50 AM
Thanks a lot Val123 and Kewtpie. :)

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_231005_1.jpg

jeff31
10-23-2005, 04:31 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_231005_2.jpg

jeff31
10-23-2005, 11:52 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_231005_3.jpg

Geoff Chandler
10-23-2005, 03:27 PM
Hi Geoff-

I think it is lovely.
Aren't you catching those pink undertones that you see in the sun anyway?
I really like it.

My problem is yellows....it never seems to come out like I see it "in the flesh"
Anyway, here's an example.
I still have lots to learn.
You can see there are not many blooms left. Winter will be here before we know it.
Thanks for the encouragement
I think you have been taking some great shots - if you have a problem - you have sited yellow flowers,
then I suggest you spend some time working with them until you are happy - I would start out by
slightly under exposing - depending on the situation, see what different settings do to a picture -
find a particularly tricky subject and take various shots at different settings.
Hope that helps.
Geoff

Geoff Chandler
10-23-2005, 03:31 PM
Jef31 - great recent shots.
I hope you are enjoying the new camera as much as we are enjoying your
shots taken with it.
Will you still use the Sony??
I assume you are happy with the Canon
Do you have any comments or observations, it's quite a change
the cameras must feel and perform quite differently - I would
expect, for example, that the depth of field is less on the dSLR
for any given f-stop - but that you can make up for that by stopping
down more as the dSLR will allow higher ISO settings to allow more
light.
I'd be interested in any of your findings

Geoff

jeff31
10-24-2005, 01:40 AM
Yes Geoff, i'm enjoying a lot my new camera.
A Dslr changes completely your life ! ;) The control of the deep of field with precision is amazing. It's the biggest difference with a non dslr camera. The second point is the very low noise level with a good sensibility. I can now take close-up shots with a cloudy sky or have a fast speed in the same conditions. :)
The bad point for dslr is the dust on the sensor. :(
But really, if you are insterested by the photography choose directly a dslr.

I'm keeping the Sony v3 as a backup camera. I've it always under the hand in the car or in my bag.

Merlin
10-24-2005, 03:42 AM
wow, Jeff your shots are absolutly amazing!

here is one taken with my mates Canon EOS 350D with the lense kit

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/2117/feelingyellow9zx.jpg

Esoterra
10-24-2005, 09:04 AM
Spent more time with the framing than taking the picture... thats messed up lol

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/552/YellowBliss1.jpg

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2259/PurpleHaze1.jpg

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/5928/OrangeBliss1.jpg

WildBill
10-25-2005, 05:34 PM
First post here.

http://home.comcast.net/~bpaulus/DSCN0834.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~bpaulus/DSCN0823.jpg

WildBill

kewtpie
10-25-2005, 08:53 PM
WildBill - nice. what is OTE?

Esoterra - I really like the daisies, with the petals spilling onto the black frame ( I now have PSE 4.0 and am learning - hopfully I can get into that knd of framing).

No pix now, am on my downstairs computer and most of my pix are on my upstairs computer..........

Geoff Chandler
10-26-2005, 08:45 AM
Good to have you with us Wild Bill - I don't know what OTE is either.
I was just taking a couple of flowers in the garden - when I spotted this...

Geoff Chandler
10-26-2005, 08:48 AM
~ here's a closer crop - I really should have taken the orig at 8mp then I could have really blown it up more...
(A-200, 1/4 sec, f5.6, ISO50,200mm telemacro, tripod)
Also - it maybe could have gone in the Insect thread - But i was looking at flowers at the time...

Geoff Chandler
10-26-2005, 08:53 AM
Here's a more normal shot.
This comes out a beautifull dark burgundy sort of shade
and smells like old fashioned roses do
A-200, ISO 50, F5.6, 1/6th sec, -0.7ev, tripod
no processing after - except the resize - orig 5mp

Fz5_newbie
10-26-2005, 02:16 PM
Here's mine, i took the flower head, folded a piece of white card at a right angle behind it, so the flash would bounce back and it came out pretty surreal.....i like it...!!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/toddler19/flower-surreal.jpg

kewtpie
10-26-2005, 02:19 PM
Here's mine, i took the flower head, folded a piece of white card at a right angle behind it, so the flash would bounce back and it came out pretty surreal.....i like it...!!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/toddler19/flower-surreal.jpg

i like it...!! <----so do I.

WildBill
10-26-2005, 02:21 PM
WildBill - nice. what is OTE?

OTE = Ok to edit. (photoshop or paintshop) :D

airborne05
10-27-2005, 04:06 AM
All your flower pics are beautiful! If I may post one, taken with my simple Nikon 5900. It's just a roadside flower that grows in our Philippine highlands. Have no idea what it is.:confused:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/airborne04/BaguioFlowereditSmall.jpg

johnmed3
10-27-2005, 01:02 PM
Here is a couple of mine! Both were shot with my Konica Minolta Z6.
Exif info for first pic:
File size: 223531 bytes
File date: 2005:10:20 13:54:39
Camera make: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera model: DiMAGE Z6
Date/Time: 2005:10:20 02:47:33
Resolution: 800 x 600
Flash used: No
Focal length: 10.3mm (35mm equivalent: 62mm)
Exposure time: 0.017 s (1/60)
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO equiv.: 50
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)


Exif info for second pic:

File size: 181681 bytes
File date: 2005:10:20 15:33:04
Camera make: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera model: DiMAGE Z6
Date/Time: 2005:10:20 02:48:13
Resolution: 800 x 600
Flash used: No
Focal length: 10.3mm (35mm equivalent: 62mm)
Exposure time: 0.017 s (1/60)
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO equiv.: 50
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

boswell
10-27-2005, 04:23 PM
This is a picture taken last September in China of a Chinese Lily?, which was in a garden I was visiting, outside Beijing.

I took this with a Canon D30 3.2Mp Digital EOS SLR, with a 70-300mm IS Zoom attached.
It was a dullish day and taken from about 15 feet, but the closer I zoomed the better the light effect, which was so unusual I took 6 pictures of it in varying zoom and exposure bracketing.
This was the first which was on auto, pure and simple.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a164/johnart/CLilyWeb.jpg

I've since parted with this camera for an upgrade to the Canon 20D, but kept the lens.

boswell

pestalnmore
10-27-2005, 09:18 PM
This one is "Black and Blue", What do ya think? Got Lucky.... tHE second one is enhanced... wierd result..Carla

pestalnmore
10-27-2005, 09:21 PM
Trying again on "Black and Blue"

pestalnmore
10-27-2005, 09:22 PM
Got an interesting effect with the Hydrangia that was blocking the daisy........Carla

bonni
10-27-2005, 11:30 PM
I was just taking a couple of flowers in the garden - when I spotted this...

Geoff, if that's your garden, you might want to investigate further. I'm no expert on roses, but I believe at least some of those little bugs are aphids, which do a lot of damage to roses and can eventually destroy the entire plant if left unchecked.

Just thought I'd mention it.

It IS an extremely cool photograph, though, even if it did give me the willies. :)

bonni

bonni
10-28-2005, 12:27 AM
Taken with a proper macro lens (not just magnifying filters).

Geoff Chandler
10-28-2005, 02:34 PM
Geoff, if that's your garden, you might want to investigate further. I'm no expert on roses, but I believe at least some of those little bugs are aphids, which do a lot of damage to roses and can eventually destroy the entire plant if left unchecked.

Just thought I'd mention it.

It IS an extremely cool photograph, though, even if it did give me the willies. :)

bonni
Bonni - thanks for the kind comments and the warning - yep, a quick fix is
a spray with washing up liquid and water - doesn't harm the rose but removes the bugs.
Had to take the pic first though!!

Here's a reject - getting too confident with the anti shake I think.
Anti-shake is great - but not fool proof!!
This was taken at a 3rd of a second on 200mm telemacro and I snapped it in a
hurry - considering THAT - it wasn't bad, but I have dully scolded myself!
If you look close enough you may see some blurrng around theedges and details.
This rose has also had a bit of a nibble from our friends I reckon.
Anyway - I promise to post some better shots soon

Bill Markwick
10-28-2005, 09:51 PM
This is a picture taken last September in China of a Chinese Lily?, which was in a garden I was visiting, outside Beijing.

I took this with a Canon D30 3.2Mp Digital EOS SLR, with a 70-300mm IS Zoom attached.
It was a dullish day and taken from about 15 feet, but the closer I zoomed the better the light effect, which was so unusual I took 6 pictures of it in varying zoom and exposure bracketing.
This was the first which was on auto, pure and simple.

boswell

What an amazing shot! It appears that the Chinese have perfected growing flowers with lights inside them for photographers! ;)

Regards,
Bill

kewtpie
10-28-2005, 11:50 PM
nice shots all !

here are a few I found today, I believe they are all wildflowers

kewtpie
10-28-2005, 11:51 PM
all taken with my trusty little Canon S410

kewtpie
10-28-2005, 11:53 PM
thought these were such a pretty color

kewtpie
10-28-2005, 11:53 PM
more pinks

kewtpie
10-28-2005, 11:55 PM
Flower or leaf ???
I'm posting to both

I have a few more, but I need to space these out a bit more...sorry if I post to many at once.
I just get exicted that I have found flowers when the weather here is soon to be snowy!

Geoff Chandler
10-29-2005, 02:04 AM
Flower or leaf ???
I'm posting to both

I have a few more, but I need to space these out a bit more...sorry if I post to many at once.
I just get exicted that I have found flowers when the weather here is soon to be snowy!
Go Kristy! Go!
Great shots - here ~ if I pop one in-between yours then hopefully you won't feel bad, and will
post a few more (please).
(BTW - I think it's better if you only post on one thread though, like me - sometimes I can't decide
which one to post on, but still I think we're supposed to only post one copy)

My contribution - can't remember the spelling of the name (Bourgenvilla?) or something similar (sorry)
I have posted one of these before - the leaves are green - then, nearer the flower, they are this wonderful
pinky sort of colour with the tiny flower in the middle.
Km A-200 shot (- lost the exif!)

Geoff Chandler
10-29-2005, 04:05 AM
Me again!!
These are tiny flowers we planted around the bottom of our new Callicarpa
(see leaf thread).
First, an idea of the size.....

Geoff Chandler
10-29-2005, 04:08 AM
Now a proper close up of the tiny flower.
No PP - just a resize
KM A-200, ISO50, 50th sec, F4.5, -0.3ev, 194mm telemacro

jeff31
10-29-2005, 04:28 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/best_291005_2.jpg

American Nomad
10-29-2005, 06:07 AM
Awsome everyone! This is a Begonia on my daughters porch in Tennessee.

jeff31
10-29-2005, 06:38 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_291005_1.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_291005_2.jpg

eaglssong
10-29-2005, 07:17 AM
Jeff,

Your flower shots are just beautiful. I'd be proud to have any of them hanging on my walls.

Thank you for sharing with us.

kewtpie
10-29-2005, 11:42 AM
Jeff,

Your flower shots are just beautiful. I'd be proud to have any of them hanging on my walls.

Thank you for sharing with us.

I heartily agree!!

Geoff- I believe it is bougainvillea. We had some at our house in California when I was growing up. I shot a huge one in San Francisco this past June...I'll have to dig it out and post later

eaglssong
10-29-2005, 11:43 AM
http://pic8.picturetrail.com/VOL237/1412217/8503363/116723828.jpg

val123
10-29-2005, 02:08 PM
Jeff as always some beautiful shot.

Geoff - love the colours in that last one.

Kristy & Anne - your posting some lovely shots keep em coming.....

Heres one I took earlier today, I nearly trashed it but the more I looked at it the more I started to like it.....What do you guys think?

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/42037128-L.jpg

kewtpie
10-29-2005, 05:20 PM
Geoff, did I say how awesome that bougainvillea shot is!? The colors are so great

Jeff-you leave me speechless...

Val--nice...I do like the little ladybug! I go through the same thing with some shots...delete or crop.......hmmm, is there something there?...

Don't mean to leave anyone else out--all great shots

I found these at a friends' house today

kewtpie
10-29-2005, 05:21 PM
the background ensemble...

kewtpie
10-29-2005, 05:22 PM
one more for now

Bald Eagle
10-29-2005, 09:13 PM
All of these flowers are fantastic, here is my humble contribution, hope you like.

A.Crosby
11-01-2005, 05:09 AM
A local dairy farm started planting sunflowers for their customers to look at while enjoying their ice cream....well this was a great success from a 1/4 acre their first year it has grown to 5 acres...it is beautiful....and they have also gotton a lot of coverage on it too from local news stations...The dairy cuts the flowers and sells them and the money goes to charity...one year the money went to children the next it went to breast cancer foundation. So it is not only beautiful it is for a cause too! Enjoy!

6397

jeff31
11-01-2005, 07:39 AM
Thank you everybody.
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_011105_2.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_011105_1b.jpg

Geoff Chandler
11-01-2005, 08:02 AM
Thank you everybody.


2 more great shots Jeff !! ~ I assume you have more than just one lens for
that Digital Rebel? What close up lens are you using (- also, I can't remember
was it a Raynox you used with the Sony?)
How much did you have to do on these shots - they look great (as ever).
Geoff

jeff31
11-01-2005, 09:16 AM
Thanks Geoff.
These have been taken with the Tamron 90mm macro lens.
No post processing.

ReValveiT
11-01-2005, 10:59 AM
http://www.dtsabers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pics/rose.jpg

jeff31
11-02-2005, 05:11 AM
I hope you'd like it

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_011105_7.jpg
Rebel XT + macro lens Tamron 90mm SP DI

Geoff Chandler
11-03-2005, 08:54 AM
I hope you'd like it


Rebel XT + macro lens Tamron 90mm SP DI
It's lovely! I like the droplets on it - probably should be in the leaf thread
but who cares! - Another great shot Jeff
Geoff

Geoff Chandler
11-03-2005, 08:55 AM
ReValveiT - that' lovely - did you reduce the saturation or was it naturally that colour??

Geoff Chandler
11-03-2005, 08:59 AM
Here's one - I had difficulty with and took a few
either the flower was picn sharp and the leaves blurred or the leaves were sharp - couldn't get enough DOF to cover both - and the light was low
so I used the flash!
Just a snap really - no special processing or preperation.
Geoff

kewtpie
11-03-2005, 09:02 AM
Geoff-
one of the best I've seen from you!

ReValveiT
11-03-2005, 10:10 AM
ReValveiT - that' lovely - did you reduce the saturation or was it naturally that colour??

Hey Geoff,

Yes, reduced saturation.

Taken with the 18-55mm kit Lens. I like to get that thing out now and again for a quick play. :)

These were taken with the EF-S 60mm Macro:

http://www.dtsabers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pics/flower_6.jpg

http://www.dtsabers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pics/flower_7.jpg

http://www.dtsabers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/pics/flower_8.jpg

Erad
11-03-2005, 11:47 AM
couldnt find a pretty flower.

amsp
11-04-2005, 12:52 PM
jeff31 -

i've been looking through this thread. your pix are great. how do you so often get that great black background? what are the lighting conditions, or is it processed in later?

ann

Erad
11-04-2005, 04:11 PM
this one was actually taken with by my friend with his Sony-H1.

jeff31
11-04-2005, 10:59 PM
jeff31 -

i've been looking through this thread. your pix are great. how do you so often get that great black background? what are the lighting conditions, or is it processed in later?

ann
When you have a low deep of field and you shoot a closeup with the flash on a dark background you get this back background. It's more easy with a dslr than a compact camera. With the Sony v3, this effect is possible only with post processing. With a dslr with a macro lens, you get without any processing. :)

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_041105_4.jpg

Kushnirenko
11-05-2005, 12:48 AM
Kharkiv. Ukraine. Apr, 19, 2005

Geoff Chandler
11-05-2005, 03:34 AM
When you have a low deep of field and you shoot a closeup with the flash on a dark background you get this back background. It's more easy with a dslr than a compact camera. With the Sony v3, this effect is possible only with post processing. With a dslr with a macro lens, you get without any processing. :)


I have found that works using the flash too - but with P&S cameras be carefull not to wash out the detail
in your subject. Now I know that's what Jeff is doing I will try a few more like that!!

jeff31
11-05-2005, 01:32 PM
1/200s, f/11, tamron 90mm lens, with flash
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_051105_1.jpg

1/200s, f/9, tamron 90mm lens, with flash
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_051105_5.jpg

eaglssong
11-05-2005, 03:54 PM
Testing what Picassa will do:

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8140435/117739768.jpg

eaglssong
11-05-2005, 06:23 PM
http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8140435/117754775.jpg

bklassen
11-05-2005, 09:07 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/bklassen/7f41a1b0.jpg

jeff31
11-06-2005, 09:40 AM
http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_061105_3.jpg

val123
11-06-2005, 01:45 PM
Super shots everyone.....

Jeff that last shot is fantastic......nice one.

from me a couple of variations on our passion flower, hope you like.......

Sigma 70-300mm at 300mm macro, f5.6, 1/400, iso 400
http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43324746-L.jpg

Sigma 70-300mm at 300macro, f5.6, 1/500, iso 400
http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43320866-L.jpg

and finally Winter Jasmine........

Sigma 70-300mm at 300macro, f5.6, 1/250 iso 200
http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43320881-L.jpg

JTL
11-06-2005, 03:53 PM
Val...those are some seriously nice shots! :)

Well...who would believe that on the 6th of November that there would still be roses blooming in New Jersey?!? Amazing but true!!! :D

Taken in Brookdale Park, Montclair, New Jersey...

Canon S2, ISO 50, f/2.7, 1/80 sec., Super Macro Mode
http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/43347810-L.jpg


Canon S2, ISO 50, f/3.5, 1/200 sec.
http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/43350967-L.jpg

jeff31
11-07-2005, 12:08 AM
Jeff that last shot is fantastic......nice one.


Thank you Val123. You like it, i have another one in the same style.

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_061105_4.jpg

Geoff Chandler
11-07-2005, 05:01 AM
Here's our Gerbera - on its umpteenth flower as it dies again.
This is using A-200 200mm telemacro and flash, f3.5 and -0.3ev

Geoff Chandler
11-07-2005, 05:03 AM
Next the same thing - up closer using my (new) close up lens - CL49-200
I used f11 as the depth of field was very small and most of it was blurry without...
Thought - look out for flatter images when getting this close
I reckon an image like this would be better taken further out a bit then cropped - this
would give greater depth of field.
I can see I will be experimentig a bit with the close up lens!!
Comments??

Geoff Chandler
11-07-2005, 07:07 AM
Now - I'm hoping this isn't easily recognisable
But I will tell you anyway
it's the tiny flowers on my Coleus (see the Coleus a bit back in the Leaves thread)

jeff31
11-07-2005, 10:52 AM
Next the same thing - up closer using my (new) close up lens - CL49-200
I used f11 as the depth of field was very small and most of it was blurry without...
Thought - look out for flatter images when getting this close
I reckon an image like this would be better taken further out a bit then cropped - this
would give greater depth of field.
I can see I will be experimentig a bit with the close up lens!!
Comments??
Very good results Geoff. i'll be glad to see your next results.

Here 2 jewels of the nature ;)

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_061105_2.jpg

http://sonyv3.free.fr/fl_061105_5.jpg

val123
11-07-2005, 12:30 PM
JTL - Thank you for your kind comments. Love the roses especially the second shot really great.

Geoff - some seriously nice shots. The detail and colours on the Coleus are really great.

Jeff - what can I say, these are really spectacular shots. any tips you can share with us for these type of shots? Lens? settings? etc - however you did it I love them.

Schubi
11-07-2005, 12:38 PM
taken with my canon powershot s2 is

Schubi
11-07-2005, 12:42 PM
edited with pixia

val123
11-07-2005, 03:45 PM
Tonights offering, one of my favourite plants, the fuscia, I can't believe they are still flowering........

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43320862-L.jpg

Vich
11-07-2005, 03:53 PM
Just starting to toy with the Macro on my Sigma 70-300 APO Macro. This is hand held, but supported against a railing. Lense about 4 feet from subject.

ISO 200, f5.6, 1/125th. Its a bit wide for Macro, but slight breeze made quicker shutter necessary.

Is it just me or is this lense a tad soft on Macro shots? Still, highly acceptable for casual use. :)

http://FLASHME.smugmug.com/photos/43237071-L.jpg

pestalnmore
11-07-2005, 08:50 PM
You guys are making such beautiful shots of the flowers. Keep up the great work! Here one for you. Carla;)

pestalnmore
11-07-2005, 08:52 PM
Here's one more.

val123
11-08-2005, 03:03 PM
Playing with indoor shots .....taken using the Canon EF 50mm lense with extention tubes, flash and tripod.........all shot in RAW format, hope you like............

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43720988-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43720998-L.jpg

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43721001-L.jpg

val123
11-08-2005, 03:06 PM
and finally for tonight...........

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43720992-L.jpg

eaglssong
11-08-2005, 06:36 PM
Here's one taken at the Los Angeles Zoo a few days ago.

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118156766.jpg

Phill D
11-08-2005, 11:16 PM
Val lovely rose shot
Eaglssong is that some sort of lilly? whatever it is a very nice sharp capture especially as it looks like you were actually quite a distance away from the flower & presumambly used the zoom quite a bit.
I took some long range "semi close ups" of some holly leaves & berries recently but they came out much softer than your flower. See attached shot taken at 12x zoom hand held from about 25feet away. Slightly cropped to better centre berries.

Geoff Chandler
11-08-2005, 11:43 PM
Here's one taken at the Los Angeles Zoo a few days ago.

Great shot Anne - bet you're pleased with that camera!
Phil D - Nice berries!
Val123 - lovely set of really well taken flower shots
Carla - enjoyed your photos too
Vich - don't know enough about the lenses - but nice shot - have
you experimented with different focal lengths and also appertures - some
lenses perform better at cetrtain appertures.
Great effort from all - keep posting.
It's really good that we can all learn from each other and also enjoy the
photos at the same time

Kushnirenko
11-09-2005, 07:00 AM
Mokre Rakitne. Ukraine. Olympus C-765UZ. Nov, 06, 2005

coldrain
11-09-2005, 09:00 AM
Eaglssong is that some sort of lilly? whatever it is a very nice sharp capture especially as it looks like you were actually quite a distance away from the flower & presumambly used the zoom quite a bit.

It is a hibiscus (hybiscus? not sure about the official spelling!).

kewtpie
11-09-2005, 09:58 AM
Really nice posts everyone.
Here is a trio of shots of a morning glory
The one from the backside I cropped and put a border on (still learning PSE 4.0...)
All with my Canon S410, close-up mode.

kewtpie
11-09-2005, 09:59 AM
Well, the website to a dive...
let's try again:
A close up

kewtpie
11-09-2005, 10:01 AM
And the last one...

coldrain
11-09-2005, 10:10 AM
Bright sun behind the tulips early in the morning, Canon S30.

Geoff Chandler
11-09-2005, 02:50 PM
Really nice posts everyone.
Here is a trio of shots of a morning glory
The one from the backside I cropped and put a border on (still learning PSE 4.0...)
All with my Canon S410, close-up mode.
Kristy - that's such a lovely delicate shate on that one! Is that it's real
colour??
I am posting one of my mum's ones - a darker colour for you, - just to show
how these flowers vary - they seem to radiate light from their centres.
Really nice trio of them.
Coldrain - quite a brave photo to take against such strong light - it really
worked out well! Nice one!!
Keep 'em coming guys - I'm out of shots at the moment and a bit busy -
but enjoying dipping in and looking
Geoff

Kushnirenko
11-09-2005, 08:25 PM
Mokre Rakitne. Ukraine. Nov, 06, 2005

kewtpie
11-09-2005, 09:38 PM
Hi Geoff-

Yes, that is the true color, a pretty, perky blue. No retouching of the photos, just a crop and frame on the last one.
I rather like your mums' better-purple is my favorite color!:D
It really looks like there is a light coming from the middle of yours, mine doesn't seem to be as noticeable...

Geoff Chandler
11-09-2005, 10:26 PM
Kristie,
We both prefer each others it seems. Mine looked like that for real too -
almost like the centre is over exposed - but I guess it was a trick of te lighting at the time. I took a few and even the very under exposed shots
looked like that.
I definately prefer your blue personally
Geoff

Kushnirenko
11-10-2005, 05:34 AM
Mokre Rakitne. Ukraine. Nov, 06, 2005

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 09:54 AM
Taken in my brother's back yard in Southern California this morning.

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118295162.jpg

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 09:57 AM
Here is my contribution to the morning glory shots.

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118295154.jpg


And:

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118295157.jpg

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 09:58 AM
Don't know what these are, but I thought the color was pretty.

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118295168.jpg

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 10:07 AM
And a rose to all of you for letting me go bonkers with posting this morning. Can you tell it's been too long since I held my camera and got some shots? :D

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118296195.jpg

Geoff Chandler
11-10-2005, 10:24 AM
Anne -
Great set of photos - I especially liked the first one :) - but they are all great.
Well taken and thanks for posting.
Geoff

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 11:03 AM
Thanks Geoff,

I agree completely about that first shot. I liked it so much that I printed it out.......my first photo print since getting the new A-200.

If I ever go home again, I should have some interesting new decorations for my walls..that is if I still have walls. I've heard they are supposed to replace them if there is any water damage. :rolleyes:

It's wonderful to be back here again with you all.

Erad
11-10-2005, 11:04 AM
after the rain dropped.

Erad
11-10-2005, 11:43 AM
here is another out of the same group of flowers.

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 11:49 AM
Both very nice, but I think I'm partial to the second shot.

Thanks for sharing with us.

val123
11-10-2005, 03:18 PM
Once again some lovely shots ......

Kewtpie - super shots of the morning glory, love the colours and detail you have captured.

Coldrain - love the tulips.

Kushnirenko - lovely natural shots.

Geof - again lovely morning glory shots, the colour looks great.

Erad ....love the pink flower.

Anne ...looks like you been having some fun......nice shots.

tonight I have just one for you.....a study in white....hope you like.

http://mansaards.smugmug.com/photos/43969108-L.jpg

Geoff Chandler
11-10-2005, 03:42 PM
Just one more - another one of the morning Glory flowers.
~ After reading jeff 31 and jtl 's teachings I have found that
Serif Photo Plus has the facility for me to play with layers and
shadows.
This is a crude 5 minute creation - purely to prove if it could be done or not.
I can see all the fine tuning and tweaking and will have to develop
my favorite recipe.
So - I am happy to recieve comments and critial analisis, but bear in mind
it was only knocked up quickly - hopefully better things will folow later!!
Geoff

LCJM
11-10-2005, 04:12 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie. I love this thread! So many awesome flowers. These are taken with my SD500.

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 04:25 PM
Hello, and WELCOME!!!

You will love these wonderful people who share their knowledge as well as their incredible photos.

Two really nice shots. I particularly love Passion Flowers, so that made me smile.

eaglssong
11-10-2005, 07:34 PM
This one's a bit soft, but I like it anyhow.

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118347745.jpg

Erad
11-10-2005, 10:57 PM
here is another.

Erad
11-10-2005, 11:04 PM
and another one.

Erad
11-10-2005, 11:15 PM
and again, here is another.

pestalnmore
11-12-2005, 05:57 PM
Great pics.. couldn't find my morning glory or impatience. Whoa, impatience are hard to photo. That's a good one. Here is one..

pestalnmore
11-12-2005, 06:02 PM
Still looking for moon flower.. Here is another flower..

pestalnmore
11-12-2005, 07:04 PM
Finally found it!

Geoff Chandler
11-13-2005, 01:45 AM
Carla -
Great set of shots.
The moon flower is particularly well taken - white can
wash out so easily. Did you add saturation to the second
shot with the flutterby?
Loved 'em all
Geoff

coldrain
11-13-2005, 09:10 AM
When in Holland, photograph tulips.

Made in low light (evening with 40 watt bulbs) with S30 and custom white balance.

jeff31
11-14-2005, 12:24 AM
Very nice coldrain.

2 new shots :)

http://jeffdigit.free.fr/fl_131105_1.jpg

http://jeffdigit.free.fr/fl_131105_4.jpg

pestalnmore
11-14-2005, 02:58 AM
Carla -
Great set of shots.
The moon flower is particularly well taken - white can
wash out so easily. Did you add saturation to the second
shot with the flutterby?
Loved 'em all
Geoff
Morning.. Geoff..
I looked back for the info of the settings on the purple cone flower with the butterfly. Not sure if saturation was adjusted. Normally my first adjustment is cropping. The way I have them numbered shows one adjustment. It might have a gamma adjustment. If I find the original again I'll get the stats for you. Thanks for the reply.

John Francois, Tres' Bien, over and over again on that last photo of the pestals , very beautiful and great detail, focus etc. I love that shot. Carla

Here's on for you guys. This flower is tres petite. Hope you are getting a laugh at my french!

pestalnmore
11-14-2005, 03:03 AM
Jean not John...sorry.

Coldrain, I love the contrast in the tulips. They are great photos. I don't know much about technically, but I do know what my eyes like, and it is diffinately those flowers! carla

Erad
11-14-2005, 10:28 AM
heres one that opened up when the sun came up.

eaglssong
11-14-2005, 10:37 AM
Erad,

That's a really beautiful shot.

Thank you.

Erad
11-14-2005, 11:01 AM
thanks eaglssong, kind words mean a lot.

eaglssong
11-14-2005, 12:38 PM
Here's one from me. I believe it's a Shasta Daisy.

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118798335.jpg

eaglssong
11-14-2005, 02:29 PM
Here's another Morning Glory

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118812870.jpg

kewtpie
11-14-2005, 07:03 PM
Jeff, eaglesong, erad:

All just gorgeous!!

eaglssong
11-14-2005, 07:50 PM
Thanks Kristy!!! :)

Erad
11-14-2005, 08:17 PM
thanks a lot kristy!

Erad
11-14-2005, 10:50 PM
another i took with a friends sony H1

Geoff Chandler
11-15-2005, 04:53 AM
Here's another Morning Glory


Anne - you are doing SO well with your new camera.
Carla - great shots here recently
Hey you girls are showing us boys how to do it on this thread!!!

Here's a Carnation in my back room - straight off the camera
resized and posted (bit dark and shadowy in the back room today!!)
A-200, Cloudy,20th sec, F5.6, -0.3ev, ISO 50, 91mm equiv, CL49-200

Geoff Chandler
11-15-2005, 04:54 AM
One on it's own....

Geoff Chandler
11-15-2005, 04:58 AM
Here's the centre of one closer up...(bit like a cabbage!)
A-200, Cloudy, 5th sec, F11, ISO 50, -0.3ev, 195mm telemacro, plus CL49-200,Tripod

eaglssong
11-15-2005, 05:04 AM
Originally posted by Geoff Chandler
Anne - you are doing SO well with your new camera.


Geoff, thank you. You always say the nicest things, and it's appreciated more than you know.

I really wish I had my manual with me. It would be nice to work along with it so I get a better idea of what I'm doing. I may have to bite the bullet and just print it all out from online, and then just buy my brother a new printer carteridge (or two). :eek:

I love the carnation shots!! Unfortunately, we don't have any carnations here, so I'll have to stick with the morning glories and the wild flowers. :D

Geoff Chandler
11-15-2005, 07:20 AM
Anne,
There is no doubt in my mind you can take a great photo.
I have no idea how much you know about the techy side of it
but it doesn't have to be that complecated.
I am quite happy to feed you morsels of A-200 info via e-mail
if you think it will help - it wouldn't take much for you to get
experimenting.
keep posting the great shots
Geoff

eaglssong
11-15-2005, 07:52 AM
Thanks again Geoff,

I will take you up on that email offer....... if I can even figure out what it is I should be asking. ;) You are correct...... I know virtually nothing about the technical aspects of photography. When I was shooting 35mm I didn't know anything then either. Was very content shooting mostly on auto.

Anyhow, for you my friend, as well as everyone here who shares their friendship and talents with the rest of us

http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1176/3933780/8663002/118889065.jpg