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Bambi
01-16-2010, 07:08 PM
returning to an old idea with a new camera :)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S1JTbelMy-I/AAAAAAAADv8/8tAgBsl165s/s800/mussel.jpg

casil403
01-16-2010, 07:33 PM
Nice closeup! I like! :highfive:

Scotty_P
01-16-2010, 07:34 PM
Thats great! I really like how you get a feel for how small the shell is while still getting to see all the detail.

Dwayne Oakes
01-16-2010, 07:36 PM
Thats cool and a great POV. Also by switching over to f/16 or f/22 and you can do great landscapes that way. The possibilities are endless.

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes

squirl033
01-16-2010, 08:02 PM
Thats cool and a great POV. Also by switching over to f/16 or f/22 and you can do great landscapes that way. The possibilities are endless.

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes

probably shouldn't stop down past f/16 as a rule... it won't really give you any more DOF, and you may start seeing image degradation from diffraction limiting. the only conceivable reason to stop down smaller than f/16 is if you absolutely must slow down the shutter and can't get what you need with a lower ISO setting and/or filters. also, if you're focused that close, you're well inside the hyperfocal distance for any lens i can think of, so no matter what you do, the background is gonna be blurry.

Bambi
01-16-2010, 08:04 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments.
Dwayne I am still on my learning curve for f-stops but I will write that down and try it.

Why does that f-stop work so well?

Bambi
01-16-2010, 08:06 PM
probably shouldn't stop down past f/16 as a rule... it won't really give you any more DOF, and you may start seeing image degradation from diffraction limiting. the only conceivable reason to stop down smaller than f/16 is if you absolutely must slow down the shutter and can't get what you need with a lower ISO setting and/or filters. also, if you're focused that close, you're well inside the hyperfocal distance for any lens i can think of, so no matter what you do, the background is gonna be blurry.

ah I see! I knew that the background would be blurry but that was okay. I wanted to get the close view of the shell. Still processing the 160 other shots I took (of course "processing" for many consists of hitting the 'delete' button:rolleyes:).

Mad Aussie
01-16-2010, 08:34 PM
Very nice shot Bambi. Great composition. f16 or so might have given you the other side of the shell in focus as well but that background was always going to be blurry with your subject so close to the lens and the so far from the background.

Bambi
01-16-2010, 08:36 PM
Very nice shot Bambi. Great composition. f16 or so might have given you the other side of the shell in focus as well but that background was always going to be blurry with your subject so close to the lens and the so far from the background.

thanks MA. I will have to try that 'in the lab' so I can remember it when I'm out. It's hard to tell on the little screen post shot :)