In The Garden


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Straight out of the K-x jpeg no pp. 50mm A with 2x TC and a +4 lens. Just testing and looking for c&c on what to shoot and how to get good shots.

Will
06/06/2012 - 21:15Whizzkiddwill
CategoryClose Up
Shutter Speed1/50
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length100mm
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davidstorm

Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 22:28
Hi Will, thanks for posting the image. A few things that I would try:

- Shoot the flower at a shallower angle so it is less 'face-on' and focus on the stamens in the centre. This will give depth to the image
- Experiment with apertures - a wide one will heighten the depth of the image, but be careful not to make the area of focus too narrow
- Ditch one or both of the Teleconverter and the x4 lens - they are an extra layer of glass and will rob the image of some sharpness and contrast
- Try extension tubes as a way of getting a close-up - they have no glass and maintain image quality
- Try some post processing, almost all images benefit from levels adjustment and a little sharpening at the very least
- Use a tripod or monopod where possible
- Look for interesting compositions

I hope this makes sense and gives some food for thought. I am by no means an expert but I've learned a lot from others on this website.

Regards
David
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Last Edited by davidstorm on 06/06/2012 - 22:29

Whizzkiddwill

Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 22:56
Thanks for the tips, I'll have a look for some tubes. I also have a 70-210 tokina SD II with macro 1:4 so I'll give that a go. This was on a tripod but will look at my angle and composition.

Will
Pentax K-x, DAL f3.5-5.6 18-55mm,Pentax-A 50mm f2, DAL f4-5.6 50-200mm, FG360FGZ

davidstorm

Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 23:17
Whizzkiddwill wrote:
Thanks for the tips, I'll have a look for some tubes. I also have a 70-210 tokina SD II with macro 1:4 so I'll give that a go. This was on a tripod but will look at my angle and composition.

Will

Thanks Will. BTW, the comments were not intended to be a judgement of any sort on this image, they were just intended as general points to consider.

Best wishes
David
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Whizzkiddwill

Link Posted 07/06/2012 - 08:02
David, the comments are great and help me to learn and try new things out. I watch the gallery and often wonder how to do some of the techniques. So comments from more experienced or pro's is always useful.

Will
Pentax K-x, DAL f3.5-5.6 18-55mm,Pentax-A 50mm f2, DAL f4-5.6 50-200mm, FG360FGZ
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