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kat
05-14-2009, 02:07 PM
I got flowers last night! :D

Some fun with them

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3531576448_f24b1a55a2_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2114/3530762187_59b118d8da_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2119/3531576232_e98e2aa7bf_o.jpg

Some more to come. Yes folks, bored today with it snowing :cry-an:

kat
05-14-2009, 02:10 PM
And this will be it. Hope you enjoy!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2002/3530762079_afde801bf5_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2367/3531576062_e1264eac1c_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3531575822_d39960b3d4_o.jpg

Marko
05-14-2009, 03:12 PM
Wowee Kat - I'm seeing great progress in your work and these are lovely.

I just love these subtle hues in shots 1 and 2.
My fave of the whole lot though is the first shot in post #2 based on the composition and sharpness of the opening flower.

casil403
05-14-2009, 05:27 PM
Wow Kat...lovely shots!

JAS_Photo
05-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Yep, what Marko said. especially the subtle coloring in the first two!

kat
05-14-2009, 07:08 PM
Thanks! I was having fun with dof, once again. The 50mm can be some trying when it comes to flower shots and wanting to get close..soon, soon I will get my zoom lens back. I was a bit surprised though, at f/11 to f/16 my images still didn't turn out as sharp as I wanted. I must of did something wrong. I will keep trying with the next lot of flowers my hubby brings home :)

edbayani11
05-15-2009, 12:31 AM
what can i say. simply elegant

Barefoot
05-15-2009, 12:38 AM
A very nice collection of images, kat. I especially like the first and fourth.

Marko
05-15-2009, 10:04 AM
Thanks! I was having fun with dof, once again. The 50mm can be some trying when it comes to flower shots and wanting to get close..soon, soon I will get my zoom lens back. I was a bit surprised though, at f/11 to f/16 my images still didn't turn out as sharp as I wanted. I must of did something wrong. I will keep trying with the next lot of flowers my hubby brings home :)It all depends on what you were expecting (and perhaps other factors like possible camera movement or subject movement during the exposure). To my eye, you got what you got based on aperture alone.

For maximum sharpness use the smallest aperture the lens has to offer. but EVEN then you may not get perfect sharpness from foreground to background. There is a big difference in sharpness from foreground to background when focusing on close subjects (to the lens), medium subjects and far ones. In general, the far subjects will be the easiest to attain the most sharpness from foreground to background. (This is why macro shots are so hard)

Hope that helps
Marko

kat
05-15-2009, 10:23 AM
It all depends on what you were expecting (and perhaps other factors like possible camera movement or subject movement during the exposure). To my eye, you got what you got based on aperture alone.

For maximum sharpness use the smallest aperture the lens has to offer. but EVEN then you may not get perfect sharpness. There is a big difference in sharpness from foreground to background when focusing on close subjects (to the lens), medium subjects and far ones. In general, the far subjects will be the easiest to attain the most sharpness from foreground to background. (This is why macro shots are so hard)

Hope that helps
Marko

Thanks marko. It makes sense. I used a tripod but on a carpeted room so there could of easily been movement. I don't have a remote yet, next on a big list of to gets. For now, just use the timer and hope for the best.

Like you said, I think the closeness I was at had a big impact. I went as close as the camera lens would allow me. Some shots I purposely put to extremes, figured that it would be neat to get some "not all of the photo in focus from front to back shots" but wanted to get some like that too.

Out of curiousity, can some lenses at the same settings, (ie f5.6 @ 200) produce different images when it comes to dof?

Gonna have to just keep plugging away!

Thank you!

kat
05-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Thank you for the lovely comments! :thankyou:

Mad Aussie
05-15-2009, 11:04 PM
I'll just agree with what most people said here Kat ... it's really great photography and the way you are presenting it is also very classy as well. And I see you've taken to standing on chairs to get that view you want as well :)

kat
05-16-2009, 02:47 AM
Thank you MA. I was up and down and all around!

Mad Aussie
05-16-2009, 04:19 AM
Thank you MA. I was up and down and all around!
Every Which Way But Loose? ;)

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/03/20/apes_wideweb__470x342,0.jpg
R.I.P Clyde

kat
05-16-2009, 10:11 AM
I'm embarrased to say this but.. I don't get the joke! :o :confused:

Mad Aussie
05-16-2009, 05:49 PM
Probably more the way my mind works than yours Kat :)

Every Which Way But Loose (movie and song) just instantly sprang to mind when you said " up, down and all around " ... I loved that movie.

I decided I should tell you which photo in this thread I liked the most ... but I can't. The best I can do is tell you that the 2nd one doesn't appeal to me. The rest really are very nicely done.

kat
05-16-2009, 09:23 PM
Ohh..ok! I've never heard of that movie. Ha ha..guess that would of helped me in the joke :)

Thanks! Yah..that second one I find is either a you like or don't. :)

Mad Aussie
05-16-2009, 09:26 PM
Ohh..ok! I've never heard of that movie.
:eek: Never heard of Clint Eastwood's classic Every Which Way but Loose and the sequel Every Which Way You Can?? Man Kat ... you really do live in the sticks!!! :headslap:

kat
05-16-2009, 09:35 PM
Alright, I'm gonna get jumped on for this but I'm not a big Eastwood fan..at all. :eek:

Mad Aussie
05-17-2009, 01:18 AM
Alright, I'm gonna get jumped on for this but I'm not a big Eastwood fan..at all. :eek:
That's ok. He doesn't speak very highly of you either ;)

kat
05-17-2009, 08:50 AM
Not too many do MA..not too many doo....

Mad Aussie
05-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Not too many do MA..not too many doo....
Oh well ... you seem to have us all fooled at ph.ca then ;)