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Barefoot
06-08-2009, 09:19 PM
Hereís a six-pac from a trip to Botanical Gardens at our River Banks Zoo this past weekend.

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Barefoot
06-08-2009, 09:20 PM
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JAS_Photo
06-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Great captures! Hard to pick a favorite.

kat
06-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Oh wow! I'm loving these! Great job! I like 1 the best. Just something about it.

tomorrowstreasures
06-08-2009, 10:33 PM
BF - Lovely!!!

I too like the first one best ... but they are all so very nice!

Barefoot
06-09-2009, 06:48 AM
Thanks, guys. I was there to see if the lotus were in bloom, but that first shot shows that theyíre at least a week away. I had a friend with me and she hadnít been to the zoo in a while so we didnít waste the trip.

jlabel
06-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Loved them all, specially the dangling white.
This colors are so rich, I have only seen on my nikon, are you shooting with canon?

Marko
06-09-2009, 09:35 AM
Wow these are some wonderful sets. Great colour.
Shots one and four are my faves in the first set and 1,4, 6 from the second set.

Just curious here - what time range in minutes will you spend photographing a flower?

thx - Marko

Barefoot
06-09-2009, 06:04 PM
Loved them all, specially the dangling white.
This colors are so rich, I have only seen on my nikon, are you shooting with canon?

Thanks!

I'm shooting with the Nikon D90 using a custom picture control that if I find it too saturated gets turned off or changed to one of the defaults in Capture NX2.

Barefoot
06-09-2009, 06:14 PM
Wow these are some wonderful sets. Great colour.
Shots one and four are my faves in the first set and 1,4, 6 from the second set.

Just curious here - what time range in minutes will you spend photographing a flower?

thx - Marko

Thanks, Marko.

I have a hard time with botanicals. I'd probably be using the Nikor 60mm macro if I take the time to try to shoot them. Unlike most other macro lens, with the 60mm I have to get very close to the subject to get the true 1:1 and that gives me fits with lighting and my DOF. What I've been trying lately is to get back a little further and use f/16. That seems to let me get a handle on things, but it means a tighter crop in post.

Shooting time isn't anything out of the ordinary if I don't have to secure the subject from movement. Find a something interesting, set up the tripod, compose in the viewfinder, and as quick as autofocus can lock its done. I'll shoot three or four then recompose for three or four more before moving to another subject.

AntZ
06-10-2009, 06:50 AM
Great shots here. I'm quite like the statue face.

Marko
06-10-2009, 08:55 AM
Thanks, Marko.

I have a hard time with botanicals. I'd probably be using the Nikor 60mm macro if I take the time to try to shoot them. Unlike most other macro lens, with the 60mm I have to get very close to the subject to get the true 1:1 and that gives me fits with lighting and my DOF. What I've been trying lately is to get back a little further and use f/16. That seems to let me get a handle on things, but it means a tighter crop in post.

Shooting time isn't anything out of the ordinary if I don't have to secure the subject from movement. Find a something interesting, set up the tripod, compose in the viewfinder, and as quick as autofocus can lock its done. I'll shoot three or four then recompose for three or four more before moving to another subject.

Thanks for the info. BF!