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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:35 pm 
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I've just taken a few photos of flowers. I hope you enjoy them. :-)

Below is a sample. You can see the whole set on my Flickr account.

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Nice photos, Luis!
I browsed a bit through the EXIF-data and found something curious at DSC_00070007: You shot at 1/1600sec at f5.6 (certainly to have a shallow dof) but at ISO 400(!) :?:
With ISO 100 you would have ended up with 1/400sec which is certainly enough to avoid shake/blur. Why did you crank up the ISO?

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tombomba2 wrote:
Nice photos, Luis!
I browsed a bit through the EXIF-data and found something curious at DSC_00070007: You shot at 1/1600sec at f5.6 (certainly to have a shallow dof) but at ISO 400(!) :?:
With ISO 100 you would have ended up with 1/400sec which is certainly enough to avoid shake/blur. Why did you crank up the ISO?


A previous attempt proved to be a little too dark for what I had in mind. As usual, my camera was on aperture priority mode, and as I wanted to stay with f/5.6, increasing the ISO was my only choice to get more light on the subject, as changing shutter speed myself would have involved turning to manual mode *shivers*.

Yes, I could have changed exposure compensation to maybe +0.3 or +0.7. But I simply didn't remember that feature at that time.

Oh, and as you know, the D40 starts at ISO 200. :wink:

Now, on both DSC_00290027 and DSC_00280001 you can see ISO 800, as for those two particular shots, there was a slight wind and the flowers were moving back and forward, so I knew I had to get the fastest shutter speed possible. Setting a high ISO allowed me to keep an f/5.6 aperture and have the camera calculate a fast shutter speed.

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Hi Luis, that's a lovely shot of the Bee... Whenever I get a bee in focus on a flower, it always sees to face the other way and show me its bum. Bah.


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Ah, ok! I only have the D40x manual and it says in the "Specifications"-section: "100–1600 in steps of 1EV with additional setting one step over 1600". So there's more flexibility in the ISO values of the D40x than the D40...

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