Heres a flower that i shot after the sprinklers went off
Flower with water drops by Switchblade906, on Flickr
ISO:100, f/8, 1/100, at 30mm
Some time off from my hawk theme to catch our hydrangeas in my favorite color phase.
Beautiful soft focus on those hydrangeas.
I really like the DOF on that shot, Id also like to see on with a f/4-5 too
Don't know the name of this flower. Please let me know if you do.
Thanks all. I must admit to adding a little of the softness via PS. A few of the off center flowers were in a bit too sharp focus for the effect I wanted. Added a gradient mask around the central flower and some lens blur to dull the intruders. I generally like the flowers best before they turn full on blue. They always seem to be so pastel that soft focus treats them well.
The E-5 has been great. I do miss having a few direct access buttons, but I have not decided which to try and program just yet. I am quite happy with being able to shoot at ISO 800 with only a little drop in IQ.
Great detail in those shots. What kind of distance do you get from the subject with the 35mm macro? I have the 50mm sometimes it is just too close. On that second shot I would consider a little Photoshop blur on the green outside the bloom. Being that crisp it tends to pull the eye to the edge of the frame.