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 Post subject: Flower Macros
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:20 pm 
I can see from other people's posts that the sun is coming out and the flowers a blossoming, so I thought I would share some of the beautiful colours coming out in the beautiful British sun!

Love the blue in this first one

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Here are a couple orange ones
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And finally a yellow one
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:38 am 
What perfect looking droplets! How did you manage not to get your reflections in them?


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:29 am 
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WOW! stunning,those are excellent, and the color, so how much does that filter there cost, i might have to get one of those

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 3:38 pm 
Thanks guys for the comments, I'm not sure how i didn't get my reflection in the droplets, but i think it is because I’m using an off shoe flash so the light is coming in from a different direction?? Could be....

Hey Jake like I have said before and many other on the forum who have this lens/filter, for the price it is a good accessory to have, i have had some nice pictures. But like LahLahSr said in One Ring to Rule Th..ermm..Two Rings.. thread;

LahLahSr wrote:
To be quite honest, I'm thinking that the DCR-250 is almost too good in the sense that the magnification is so great that it's only usable for ultra-specialized purposes. Even with F20+ the DOF is so razor thin that the only subject it lends itself to is insect-eyes.


I find by using my external flash i tend to get better results.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:02 pm 
Very nice.. perfect focus on all except the first one.. i cant even find the point of focus on this one.. so i love them all except 1.. great colors and composition i really like the 2nd one with that drop of water.. just great.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:18 pm 
Hi angelo,

those are some VERY yummy images! I say "yummy" because the great colors make them look almost edible..lol.

Could I ask you if you were using your wide lens or the tele with the Raynox DCR-250 on these ones?

I enjoy both my DCR-250 and the DCR-150. On my 200mm lens the DCR-250 is really magnifying a lot - as I think some of Paukl's Raynox shots also demonstrates (who can forget the snail-head up close..lol).

The DCR-150 appears to me to be a little more versatile.

You bring up a good point that I find works as well. If you saturate the area with light, you can drop to a smaller aperture and get a larger DOF. I don't have an off-shoe flash, but I use some "omega-powered" (my non-technical, technical term for really really strong..lol) LED work lights instead, which allows me to actually see how see where my focus-plane is.

However, the DCR-250 on my 18-55mm is more manageable - the objects are recognizable still..lol.

Great shots - the creative use of droplets gives the images something a little extra!

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:21 pm 
Hey all thanks for the comments

emp93, your correct about the first one at first it was my favourite but the more i look at it, the more it drives me crazy, my eyes are just trying to find a central point. Oh well better luck next time. :wink:

LahLahSr: I'm using my 40-150mm tele lens; these were all taken at 150mm end. I find if i use my 14-42, i can see the filter because the iris of the 40-150 is smaller than that of the 14-42mm so it only uses the middle of the raynox. If you get what i mean???

I'm sure the DCR-150 is probably more manageable, but i find that if i just zoom out a bit i can control the magnification i want. 300mm on Paukl's makes it way too powerful, and if you don't have enough light you’re going to get blur and dark pictures. But I’m sure if he gets a flash in there or some LEDs he'll get amazing SUPER macros!

I have heard people set up LED lights as a type of ring flash and getting great results.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:33 pm 
Really like these images.

angelo.milioto wrote:
emp93, your correct about the first one at first it was my favourite but the more i look at it, the more it drives me crazy, my eyes are just trying to find a central point. Oh well better luck next time. :wink:


Just got a new macro lens and have had similar issues myself. What looks great on the camera lcd tends to look a little out of focus when I open in on the Mac. Figure in my case I simply need more time to get my head round how the focusing works. :)

Steve


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:39 pm 
Have the same problem steve that’s why i tend to take 5-6 pictures continues shooting of the same thing hoping that one of them is the right focus. As if i move my camera 1mm forward its out, that’s the problem with this kind of magnification.


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:33 am 
great point angelo.. if your trying to get perfect focus on a flower.. USE A TRIPOD.. or get lucky :wink: .. so if your having trouble getting crisp photos.. then use a tripod cause your camera 99% of the time focuses perfectly in correct lighting.. so its probably just you moving a tiny tiny bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:41 am 
The last three pictures are my favourite ones. The first one is nice, but as mentioned before it is hard to find the focus point which makes the pictures see a little unsettled.
My favourite definitely is number 3 - I love the colour, the angle of the picture and the flower you chose for that one. Reminds me of some pictures that I did myself for a london florist (you might wanna have a look).

Overall great job!


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