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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Morning Daylilly


Borrowed a friends 50mm to play with. Slapped on a 20mm Kenko tube. Thought this looked nice.




Jul 12, 2012 at 01:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Morning Daylilly


You have chosen a plane of focus through one anther. It doesn't work as well as it might have done without the other anther, in the foreground, which keeps attracting the eye. Choosing a larger aperture, to throw the foreground anther further out of focus, is one option.

Harold



Jul 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Morning Daylilly


thanks. I'm just learning aperture effects. I will be trying more. And other suggestions?


Jul 12, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Morning Daylilly


Try f11 for a subject of that size. I rarely open wider than f8 for macro.

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Jul 12, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Morning Daylilly


I would stop down some to increase the dof .

Looks like this was taken in bright light. You could try using flash , or if you used flash, you could try diffusing it a bit more.

Keep shooting and have fun

Birdie



Jul 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Morning Daylilly


If you don't have a diffuser, and there are no clouds, you can simply cast your shadow over it. (Change the white balance). I do that quite a lot for hand-held shots, where I need both hands on the camera. Specialist flower photographers would prefer bright overcast weather to sunny every time.

Harold



Jul 13, 2012 at 05:35 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Morning Daylilly


Odd one out- I rather like this as is
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Jul 13, 2012 at 06:01 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Morning Daylilly


I like it


Jul 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Morning Daylilly


I don't dislike it. However, for example, the texture of the far petal could be appreciated if it were in reasonably sharp focus. I have the advantage that I have such a flower on my patio so I can "fill in the gaps" by direct observation.

Harold



Jul 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Morning Daylilly


Really enjoying the feedback. Here are a few from this morning, probably same flower. I know I should have deadheaded the low right bloom, but I'm trying to hone in on the technique.
These are both at F11. I also only used a 12mm Kenko tube vs the 20 in the OP. OP was natural sunrise, today it's overcast.

Same 50mm d lens on my d5100
No flash, F11


Diffused flash. Pumped the shadows a little to get the water drops to show better.



Jul 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Morning Daylilly


I think it is coming along nicely.

I like the fill flash. If you have PhotoShop, or similar software, you might like trying increasing contrast slightly and reducing the brightness quite a bit. This will bring out colour and texture more, especially in the highlights. A slightly subdued lighting can really do things for flower images. This being a pale colour anyway, there is only so much you can do. (Try it with a deep red rose, for example).

Harold



Jul 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM





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