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A few Canon 6D Sigma 28 mini wide shots:
























Feb 15, 2013 at 05:40 AM
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LeicaR 90/2 APO Nikon 800e




Feb 19, 2013 at 06:20 AM
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I envy with your precious gears and respect your efforts of keep post on alt flower and always wish to give you nice commends.But seem that I didn't do it much .Your flowers always have nice compositions and bokeh but the main description like details of petals, pistils rarely shine, it mustbe not because of the gears .I really do hope you make it better. Sincerely.


Feb 19, 2013 at 06:45 AM
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if you do not have anything nice to say then don't say it.
I think your photos are simple snapshots without regard for composition, light or angle Contas.



Feb 19, 2013 at 07:02 AM
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Pls, I don't need any advice.If you feel something not good on my pics , comment right on them .I never do a personal attack, just I know his try and hope he would be better.No advice pls.


Feb 19, 2013 at 07:49 AM
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A tiny rose via Kodak SLR/C and Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2 with 12mm extension tube:



Feb 21, 2013 at 01:57 AM
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Three More Orchids Via Leica 90/2 APO Nikon 800e...sans shine







Feb 22, 2013 at 09:26 AM
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I really want to see more : sandy patterns, striae, and maybe a gleam of sunshine to reach near the real.Pls check your focus, focusing viewfinder and screen and your eyeglasses. Goodluck.


Feb 23, 2013 at 01:15 AM
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contas wrote:
I really want to see more : sandy patterns, striae, and maybe a gleam of sunshine to reach near the real.Pls check your focus, focusing viewfinder and screen and your eyeglasses. Goodluck.


gotta say focus looks fine, and i find most of doc's pics more pleasing than most of yours contas. we all have our stylistic preferences though.

fine orchid pics.



Feb 23, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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p.46 #10 · Alt Flowers


Thank you sebboh, now the whole FM community know about your vision.DocsPics, check what I say , you'll be better don't lull to sleep.I do know manual focus with leica R is more difficult than other.


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Giving him the benefit of the doubt that his tone is due to lost in translation. And there is always that "hide me" button.

To me, orchid picture is harder to make an impression than other flowers. Maybe Ronny's split toning technique can be used here.

A few of mine:

A900 + Tokina 90/2.5



A900 + Pentax A 50/1.2



A900 + Sony 135 STF



Pentax K10D + Voigltander 125



Pentax K10D + Tamron 90




Feb 23, 2013 at 04:04 AM
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p.46 #12 · Alt Flowers


hiepphotog wrote:
Giving him the benefit of the doubt that his tone is due to lost in translation.
+1


Lovely !!!





Feb 23, 2013 at 04:43 AM
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hiepphotog wrote:
Giving him the benefit of the doubt that his tone is due to lost in translation. And there is always that "hide me" button.


always a possibility. the hide me button is not for me.

hiepphotog wrote:
To me, orchid picture is harder to make an impression than other flowers. Maybe Ronny's split toning technique can be used here.


what is Ronny's split toning technique?

here's an old one i don't believe i ever posted in this thread:



and one i just got around to processing:





Feb 23, 2013 at 05:21 AM
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OM-D and Lumix 100-300mm


P2220007.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr



Feb 23, 2013 at 05:21 AM
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P2200001.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr



Feb 23, 2013 at 05:23 AM
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P2140017.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr



Feb 23, 2013 at 05:25 AM
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hiepphotog wrote:


Pentax K10D + Voigltander 125

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Yw-HQxzQ9iI/R_ggRWV3hKI/AAAAAAAACcs/is3-NsNXXA8/s1350/Heavenly+Souls.jpg


Lovely indeed +1



Feb 23, 2013 at 09:12 AM
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p.46 #18 · Alt Flowers


^^


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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contas wrote:
I really want to see more : sandy patterns, striae, and maybe a gleam of sunshine to reach near the real.Pls check your focus, focusing viewfinder and screen and your eyeglasses. Goodluck.


Contas is correct in noting that these Orchid images are flat. After driving 6 hours to one of my favorite places to shoot flowers, I realized I had left my macro light accessory at home. So the natural light through the greenhouse glass degraded the tone in these shots. In addition, Leica lenses in my experience tend to render a more painting like image due in part to less micro contrast than say a similar Zeiss lens.

I certainly don't mind the criticism....The delivery needs a bit of tweaking though

Peace to all and let's move on. Spring is coming



Feb 23, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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p.46 #20 · Alt Flowers


Sorry that i am *really* late to the party, but I just now saw the comments and discussion between Michael (mpmendenhall) and RustyBug. I have until recently not been a big fan of printing. I mean I do, but I did it mostly for the size. Some images really are better big.

In any case, what I discovered, after purchasing a Canon Pro9000 MkII when they were nearly giving them away recently, is that the color gamut of a print can be much larger than a monitor. I suppose I knew that, but after I started making prints on this printer, I realized just how much more could be had in a print. Maybe the problem is that the prints from the typical online printer really isn't all that good? Or maybe I wasn't paying enough attention...

Anyhow, I don't claim that a print is sufficient to capture the original red that Michael saw, but it occurred to me that perhaps it could at least get closer.



Feb 23, 2013 at 04:38 PM
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