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 Post subject: My first attempt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Haven't had my camera that long, but went into the garden and managed to take the following shot (note. Took a lot of shots, but this turned out the best)

Taken with a Nikon D5100 and the 55-200 kit lens. No editing has been done.

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 Post subject: Re: My first attempt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:52 pm 
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That's a good photo dazeck! Where you using the widest aperture available at 200mm? This point might be because of the lens you were using but you could try and isolate the subject a little more. The bottom left of the photo seems reasonably sharp. I have a feeling this might be because of the lens you were using but if not a tip for the future would be lowest f number and longest focal length available to you.

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 Post subject: Re: My first attempt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Took the liberty of copying the EXIF:

Model: NIKON D5100
ISO: 220
S: 1/125 sec.
A: 8.0
Focal length: 200mm

So, even though you would lose a bit of sharpness (your lens is better at F8), you could achieve a nicer DoF with your aperture wide open at F5.6. You get room for shorter shutter times too then, which makes it easier to get less risk of motion wrecking your picture.

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 Post subject: Re: My first attempt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Yer widening the aperture would give a nicer depth of field. Nice composition though

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