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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:23 pm 
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Cheers Gordon,
that was a good idea to add flowers to the list of topics in your photography tips section! I personally love flowers and find them being one of the important things that bring color to your pics - even in non-tropic Germany :wink: . See my ever growing selection of flower pics here!
One of the greatest challenges with flowers lies in three things: You want to show them BIG thus use a macro lens, you want some depth of field, and you want to keep them still - despite the wind that constantly shakes them (if you shoot outdoors). This is extremely challenging!
Fortunately you also want a lot of light to bring out the colors, so it's either the sun or you have to use a flash. This is your only chance to combine the required d.o.f. and a short exposure.

Unless you shoot flowers like this (clickable for larger version):
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But that is not really a macro-photo...

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Hi Thomas, thanks for your flower tips!

Hopefully with Valentines Day upon us, there'll be plenty of opportunities to photograph some flowers using our camera's close-up modes!

I know this one's from our earlier G7 review, but it shows the kind of effect possible with compact cameras...

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Have fun!

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