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  1. #31
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    Bluedog-

    You raise an excellent point. Even the slightest breeze can move your subject flowers around a bit. I like to shoot very early or late in the afternoon to minimize the breezes and for the best lighting.

    Sarah Joyce

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    Outdoor macro challanges

    [QUOTE=Bluedog]but its a challenge outdoors with the slightest bit of wind blowing ...
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    Very true and then there is the problem of getting creaky joints to manoeuvre the photographer to flower level ;-) and then there is standing up again ;-)

    However, just to prove that I do venture forth from my "cardboard box studio" here are some snakes head fritillaries. Canon A80, exp. 1/500s, ap. f/4.5, image cropped quite heavily. Pity the leaf got in the way :-(

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    Nice shot with the A80 Wombat. Here's another of mine learning with the Sigma 18-125mm under semi cloudy morning light taken yesterday:

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  4. #34
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    Tulips macro

    2 tulips taken today
    aperture priority, macro mode (not better than 10cm with the sony V3), f/4.5, 1/80s and 1/100s, spot metring mode





    Jeff

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    Oh, wait I have another one!


  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    Here's another of mine learning with the Sigma 18-125mm under semi cloudy morning light taken yesterday
    I like this shot of the petunias? especially the composition and the "duskiness" of the whole shot. I suspect this was due to the cloudy conditions and therefore lack of strong shadows - suits the pink of the petunia to my way of thinking.

    The tulips are great - socks you in the eye with all those jazzy yellows and reds. The strong light seems to suit these flowers.

    I suspect there is a lesson for me to learn here about different flowers favouring different light sources. I seem to remember that light colours in gardens show up best towards dusk. So much to learn and try. ;-)

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    Wombat

  7. #37
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    Bluedog, Wombat, Gary and Jeff-

    Many thanks for some fine macro examples. Yes, I agree we can learn a bit from each example that we see and in the process fine tune our own technique bit by bit.

    Sarah Joyce

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    I'm not big on the whole taking flower marcros per se, but it was nice outside, so I took my first flower macro (barely) with my new Canon SD500 just to see how it would do. Kind of a pathetic flower...

    Auto on marco setting...

  9. #39
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    Wow! JTL-

    That is a great flower macro. It certainly shows how capable the Canon SD-500 really is!

    Sarah Joyce

  10. #40
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    Speakinglightly, yes I agree. I think soon I need to replace my compact with the SD500. Currently its a Canon S500.

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